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Captain Barry's BackBay Cruises
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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...more
6262 Marlin St, Next to the Jackspot, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2416
+1 757-336-6508
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

We were thrilled to go on this tour - Captain Barry knew his stuff and even thought the day was sort of icky, we were able to see lots of very interesting wildlife, learn about the ecology of the Bay and even enjoy an oyster...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank All H
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We spend a week in Chincoteague each summer, and the kids always want to do a tour with Captain Barry. They love hauling in the crab trap and seeing the wildlife. This time we took my husband's 85-year-old mother, and she had a great time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

Captain Barry took us on a back bay adventure, my daughters had so much fun, from trying fresh oysters to feeding a horse shoe crab, and touching jelly fish and pulling up a crab pot. Great time for a great value.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Debbi W
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We keep going back to Captain Barry’s. In fact, we have had 4 cruises and will continue to have more. Captain Barry’s knowledge of ocean life and the island far exceeds anything that we expected. Not only is this Cruise educational, Captain Barry also makes...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

What a way to get out on the water and capture some great views. Captain Barry is friendly and a lot of fun. Really relaxing and a perfect way to unwind. The sunset was perfect.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Logan F
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Captain Barry is a wonderful and passionate educator. He encourages with gentle humor hands on experiences with nature. He loves the bay and that comes across as he show us the huge variation of creatures that call this area home. Can't wait to do it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

He was great with my 8 yr old son and 6 yr old nephew. Very nice, laidback and taught my boys a lot. When the boys realized we were heading back to shore they looked at each other and said "that was fun." The next...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

There's no rules on the boat! Captain Barry is laid back, and very fun to take a cruise with. My wife and I have done both the "Back Bay Cruise" and the "Sunset Cruise" and neither disappoint. Barry is very energetic and extremely interactive, he...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank chevelleguy0
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

My family of two young girls really enjoyed our adventure that Capt Barry took us on! From learning to how to maneuver on the boat and waterway to exploring the shore and the many amazing creatures that live there - this tour was the highlight...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Captain Barry was the perfect tour guide for my teenaged daughter and 10 year old son. He put them to work on the boat and kept them engaged in what he was showing them. Highlights included seeing a bald eagle and rescuing two diamondback terrapins...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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16 June 2018|
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Response from MichelleK2479 | Reviewed this property |
Depends time of year time of day but is possible.
28 August 2017|
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Response from thegman1975 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, before starting out, Captain Barry goes over the safety features in the boat and has life jackets available for children to wear.