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Spider's Explorer

3801 Main St, Docking: 3801 South Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-1809
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Great Boat Tour

Capt Spyder is one of two officials that can marry you in Chincoteague. His understanding of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rdscottusaf
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Burke, Virginia
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Outstanding Up Close and Personal Tour

We booked a tour of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands with Captain Spider based on the... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
Bruce G
,
Virginia
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3801 Main St, Docking: 3801 South Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-1809
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Capt Spyder is one of two officials that can marry you in Chincoteague. His understanding of the history and the best places to see the wildlife and the ponies is tremendous. The whole family loved his tour and our experience being married on his boat...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

We booked a tour of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands with Captain Spider based on the recommendation of our hotel desk clerk. Wow, he was right on the mark! Captain Spider is an extremely knowledgeable guide and left us with a memory of a lifetime. We...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2017

25yrs experience is great. Spider takes you where others do not. Remember this is a nature exploration so no 2 trips are alike. Personal treatment and great explanation of the area. Definatelly worth going with him.

Thank Wanda M
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Reviewed October 1, 2016

Previous TA reviews of Captain Spider encouraged us to make contact with Captain Spider and book a sunset trip. The day before we arrived he made contact to tell us that he had a problem with his main boat, but as there were only two...More

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed September 29, 2016

We took our tour with Captain Spider. We saw so much and learned even more. He carries a photo album covering the information told to us.He went the extra mile to answer every question and ride by every possible attraction. A very enjoyable trip. Yes...More

Thank 1331carson
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Captain Spider was recommended by a couple sitting next to us at breakfast as they heard us talking about a boat tour. We wanted to see the island by boat before we left and Captain Spider agreed to an early morning tour before the heat...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed Capt Spider and his extensive knowledge of the island and it's history. Definitely a must GO-TO person for an island tour

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Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We used Capt Spider several years ago for a sunset cruise and enjoyed our experience so much that we sought him out again this year. His cruises are not packed, I believe he is licensed for six and our cruises have both been just two...More

Thank Aikey55
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Reviewed June 23, 2016

We booked a sunset cruise for our anniversary weekend with Captain Spider and were sad to learn it was scheduled to storm that night. Captain Spider was great about keeping in touch with us and up on the latest radar weather conditions. He even offered...More

Thank Kelly C
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Reviewed April 21, 2016

Each year we tour with Spider. In addition to horses we see eagles and dolphins. Our yearly trip helps us keep up with changes on the Island. We get restaurant reviews, check in on the aqua farmers and see the changes that the ocean storms...More

Thank bethh476
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guihern
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Response from 1331carson | Reviewed this property |
No. This is about a 25 ft pontoon boat. Seating around the front and side. Go before you go.
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