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Captain Barry's BackBay Cruises

6262 Marlin St, Next to the Jackspot, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2416
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Best 2 Hours on Chincoteague!

Our family of 4 had an absolute blast with Captain Barry! If you have a couple of hours in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
gigilor
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
Great cruise!

We had such a great time on this cruise. Captain Barry was awesome and we felt relaxed the moment... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Becca G
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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.
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6262 Marlin St, Next to the Jackspot, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2416
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family of 4 had an absolute blast with Captain Barry! If you have a couple of hours in Chincoteague, this is the best way to spend it. There is something for everyone of all ages, and you really come away with a deeper appreciation...More

Thank gigilor
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had such a great time on this cruise. Captain Barry was awesome and we felt relaxed the moment we stepped on the boat. He was great with our kids, giving them such hands on experiences and memories to last a long time. Even our...More

Thank Becca G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We did a morning cruise with Captain Barry and had a blast! Everyone got there half an hour early so he decided to take us out right then, extending the time of the cruise. Captain Barry was brimming with energy and enthusiasm and brought us...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend Captain Barry’s Boat tour! Captain Barry is very considerate with kids! Me and my daughter came to Chincoteague island to spend the Farther’s day. My daughter loves this boat tour! We did fishing, crabbing, checking on seagulls’ nests, so much fun! My daughter...More

Thank Wei K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did a sunset cruse with captain Barry June of 2018. Wife and I really enjoyed it. Captain Barry kept it fun while teaching us a little bit about the local wildlife and people. His stories were interesting/entertaining, but the highlight was the views of the...More

Thank Adam D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic trip with Captain Barry today delving into the bay between Chincoteague and Wallops Islands, kids were completely enthralled and taking part. Capt Barry was absolutely great with them, had them helping, no hanging back. And best oyster I've ever had. Highly recommend...More

Thank JOHN S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the perfect boat tour for parents with elementary school age children! We have taken various boat tours in the past and our children have been restless (two boys aged 5 and 7). This cruise had them engaged and participating in all sorts of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great time with Captain Barry!!!! First jelly fish of the season yaaaa! Loved the fiddler crabs! Pictures to come. Yaaaaa. Kids keep talking about how great and involved he was to and with them.

Thank Michelle K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had just two college kids and another Chincoteague local on our cruise. Captain Barry was really fun, knowledgeable, and did a lot of hands-on activities. Must do!!!

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

This is one of the best things we did in our week at Chincoteague. This is a different kind of boat trip because Barry, who is dedicated to making sure you learn about the island environment, takes you on the small islands that you only...More

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