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“Great 2 hours!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Captain Barry's Back Bay Cruises

Captain Barry's Back Bay Cruises
6262 Marlin street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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Owner description: Captain Barry'sBack Bay Cruise is an INTERACTIVE skill building experience. We are a floating classroom, a research vessel with HANDS-ON FEET-WET lessons. One of the many things we do is get off the boat on the sandbars to go DIG IN THE MUD FOR CLAMS. Maybe we can catch some to eat. Then it's back on the boat to cruise to a crabbing spot where you will Pull CRAB-POTS on board to identify and see the days catch. If you have the courage I will teach you how to HOLD A CRAB without getting pinched. Navigating our way to Shell Island Beach, we stop and get off the boat for some SHELL COLLECTING than back on the boat for Capt. Barry's favorite activity... hunting for jellyfish. we will then HAUL in the trawler net and will see that it is full of Marine life and sea creatures.... this is always a challenge! Time to slow the boat down to enter the shallow waters.... how many birds can you identify? we use all of our senses-SOUND,TOUCH,TASTE and SMELL- to make our cruises informative and fun. They are is never any pressure always lots of fun.. you can relax, sit back on the boat and be the official photographer, or you can get into it. This is the real deal to get your hands dirty and feet wet so you will experience the life of a Chincoteague Waterman.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Grand Island, New York
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“Great 2 hours!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Upon checking in at our hotel in Chincoteague they included a pamphlet about Captain Barry Tours. After researching reviews on here we decided to make the investment and book a trip for the next day. We got the 1:00 tour. The weather was iffy and we were thinking of bailing and heading for home. Thank goodness we decided to stay. The reviews are dead on. Captain Barry gives a great tour. Hands on and educational. Our three kids (11,9,7) LOVED it, and so did my wife and I.

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Elmira
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“Another wonderful back bay cruise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Captain Barry never disappoints . We have taken all his cruises over the last 19 years, they are a unique experience exposing the guest to the natural beauty of the island.

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“Awesome experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was a great time. I was with my best friend and her dad, and we had so much fun! People young and old will definitely LOVE this!

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Herndon, Virginia
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“Great Hands-On Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

One of the best tours I have ever taken. Captain Barry not only does a informative cruise around the waters of Chincoteague, he makes the cruise hands on. We got off the boat to catch crabs, get closer to birds, collect shells, shuck and eat oysters, and catch fish. Captain Barry was very energetic; plus, he knew about everything we asked about, from the birds to the houses on the island. I would recommend Captain Barry's to any tourist.

Visited June 2014
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Perfect day with captain Barry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Wonderful boat tours for all ages. Our two children, 4 and 8, had a fantastic time on the tour. Finding and touching fish, snails, shells, jelly fish and more. Capt Barry is friendly, entertaining and made the trip so memorable for our children. Great soundtrack too! Highly recommend. Will book again.

Visited June 2014
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