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Chincoteague Cruises & Nature Tours

314 reviews
Chincoteague Island, VA, USA
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About Chincoteague Cruises & Nature Tours
Chincoteague Cruises & Nature Tours with a Native Son. Glide along island waterways and plunge into local history with Eco-Tour Guide, Captain Charlie Birch, former US Coast Guardsman & seventh-generation Islander. We take pride in personalizing your tour to your interests--be it getting as close as possible to pony families, dolphin watching, scoping out the incredible variety of bird species , or enjoying a fun and educational hands on experience. On your tour you may visit Captain Charlie's "Hoof Prints" oyster farm, harvest and sample some of Chincoteague's world famous "salt" oysters. Another popular destination is the mini-barrier island, a remote sandbar that will allow the young ones to run free, explore and splash. We specialize in family groups, with a maximum limit of 6 guests. Our motto, "YOUR FAMILY, YOUR BOAT, YOUR TOUR".

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Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We were staying at the Hampton Inn and we were picked up right at the dock on the hotel. Captain Charlie knew his history and location and even better, he adapted to his audience. He didn't try to force down what he wanted to say,...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank katderm
Reviewed July 15, 2015

We went to Chincoteague Island/Assateague Seashore last summer. Since we didn't plan our trip during pony penning week, we wanted to do something special. We booked a cruise with Chincoteague Cruises and Nature Tours. Getting in touch with them to set up reservations was easy,...More

Date of experience: August 2014
5  Thank Lori M
Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

A must if in the area. We are staying in ocean city and we took an hour drive there and was well worth our money.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed March 23, 2015

My family and I had a wonderful time on our tour with Capt. Charlie! We liked that he has a smaller boat and, therefore, was able to comfortably accommodate my family without having many others onboard. Charlie grew up in Chincoteague and was able to...More

Date of experience: March 2015
3  Thank Anthony F
Reviewed September 30, 2014

Charlie treated us like family from the start and exuded a genuine passion for his home waters that was infectious. He went above and beyond our expectations, even extending our tour so that we could get a closer look at a family of dolphins. He...More

Date of experience: September 2014
7  Thank Kevin S
Reviewed September 25, 2014

The captain was so friendly. He talked with us like we were old friends. He was well aware of my fear of boats, and was very serious about what he does and how the tour would be. I trusted him, and it was a nice...More

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank Shannon F
Reviewed September 25, 2014

Captain Charlie is a native of the island and gave us a personal and personalized tour. We saw dolphins, all kinds of water fowl, and a beautiful herd of ponies. Oyster lovers, just ask him what he knows and you might be in for a...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was our first boat trip ever! Capt Charlie is friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what he does for a living. Our adult nephew who has austisim came with us (total of 5 of us). We explained ahead of time his needs and Capt Charlie...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Sharrell C
Reviewed August 26, 2014

We took a family morning cruise with Captain Charlie (Birch) in August 2014. Our cruise was everything I had hoped it would be, which is saying a lot because I have two teenagers and two toddlers and it is challenging to find activities everyone enjoys...More

Date of experience: August 2014
4  Thank Monica R
Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a fabulous time on the tour with Captain Charlie! He knew where the ponies had been shortly before our tour, so he was able to take us directly to see them before they moved on. In addition, he has a vast knowledge of...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Cathy L
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