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Captain Barry's BackBay Cruises

Chincoteague Island, VA, USA
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About Captain Barry's BackBay Cruises
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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carousel57 wrote a review Aug 3
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We've been vacationing on the island for 5 years and this is the 1st time we did this boat trip. It was awesome. My grandson - age 8 - had a lot of fun and was thrilled to be helping Captain Barry. Captain Barry was great at sharing his knowledge of the bay and the sea life
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Date of experience: August 2020
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cgassler0804 wrote a review Jul 2020
Milford, Pennsylvania31 contributions7 helpful votes
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My 6 and 8 year old were able to experience and learn so much through Captain Barry. This tour was amazing experience and I recommend it 1000% and my children would agree.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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James P wrote a review Jul 2020
Muskego, Wisconsin11 contributions1 helpful vote
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Don't think any more and book this tour! 4 kids and 2 adults visited in June 2020 and this was the BEST part of the vacation to Chincoteague! Captain Barry made us feel welcome right from the beginning, is caring (pointed out all safety needs & bathroom!), FUN, and extremely
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Nicole S wrote a review Jul 2020
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Captain Barry is awesome! He was so easy going and really knowledgeable. He made it fun and interactive. My kids were engaged the entire time and talked about Captain Barry and what he taught them for several days. We saw dolphins and caught crabs. It was a one of a kind,
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Michele T wrote a review Jul 2020
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Our family trip with Captain Barry included grandparents, parents and two kids - 5 and 2. Everyone was entertained! We took the Eco-tour in the evening. My 5 year old grandson had the honor of serving as first mate; he was so proud! Our normally ornery 2 year old
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Date of experience: June 2020
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