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Captain Barry's BackBay Cruises

6262 Marlin St, Next to the Jackspot, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2416
+1 757-336-6508
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One of a Kind

I think weh are two of his oldest clients, having met him over 25 years ago when he was using a... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
TourGuideNYC
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Harlem, USA
3 or 103 years old Great Time!

Capt. Barry made this educational/interactive cruise great! My wife and I both about 60, were on... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
joeab7
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Lewes, Delaware
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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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“snails” (43 reviews)
“sea life” (30 reviews)
“oysters” (54 reviews)
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6262 Marlin St, Next to the Jackspot, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2416
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

I think weh are two of his oldest clients, having met him over 25 years ago when he was using a little rubber zodiac and a small outboard. He was great thn and has only like good cheese improved with age. There is no way...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Capt. Barry made this educational/interactive cruise great! My wife and I both about 60, were on the boat with another couple around 30 with their 3 year old son.Ask Barry a question and he will either give you an answer or take you right over...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We went on our cruise this morning and are still talking about it! It was SO much fun, and educational, and entertaining! I just wish it could have lasted longer! The time went by so fast, we all had a blast! It wasn't a "sit...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Captain Barry takes you on an amazing boat ride to see and catch crabs, oysters, jelly fish, shells, snails, and whatever living thing there could be in the bay. But no worries, all the creatures are returned back to their home unharmed! Have a taste...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

It's legit. Don't miss it. All the other reviews are accurate. I was slightly concerned that it would be "fluff" and for little kids. Our entire family had a blast while learning a bunch about the local wildlife and aquatics. On our trip we experienced...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

My husband, daughter 13 and I did an early cruise for my birthday, 8/4. It was so fun, educational and relaxing! My 13 year old who is not easily impressed wants to do it again next year! Barry is full of knowledge and has a...More

Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Every year we make a trek out to Chincoteague for our summer vacation and every year we visit Capt. Barry. This year we caught the marsh and the channel in the sun with eagles flying overhead. It is always a great trip and Barry is...More

Thank crawte00
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Captain Barry created a magnificent hands on experience for all ages. His knowledge, teaching style and fun personality meld for an exceptional trip around the bay and marshlands. Using all your senses he guides you thru plants, animals, creatures, scenery and history. Must do.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is our 2nd trip with Captain Barry and it was just as delightful and full of nature and exploring as the 1st. From blowing the conch shell horn, to catching minnows and other sea life, to snail races, to catching blue crabs and releasing...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Captain Barry's should not be missed! The adults even had a great time on the outing. Captain Barry truly loves where he lives and works, but more importantly loves sharing his enthusiasm with the younger children. His knowledge of bay life and all that encompass...More

Thank Deborah M
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AdventuresWithMommy
27 August 2017|
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Response from JohnBusinesTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as per coast guard regulations.
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mermaidlover736
27 July 2016|
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Response from Ned111 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Capt may be able to help, although I don't think real big ones are to be found in these waters
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