Captain Barry's Back Bay Cruises

6262 Marlin Street Marina, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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Captain Barry's Back Bay Cruises - The ultimate high energy adventure cruise with hands-on feet-wet experiences. 'An interactive experience that differs from all the others" Hop aboard, kick off your shoes and get ready for an adventure you'll never forget. We go on an interactive skill building experience. We will be on a floating classroom, a research vessel with hands-on feet wet lessons.

One of the many things we will be doing is getting off the boat on the sandbars to go dig in in the mud for sea creatures. Then back on the boat to cruise to a cramping spot where you will be pulling crab pots on board to identify and see the day's 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 to get off the boat for some shell collecting. Back on the boat to hunt for jellyfish, the captain's favorite thing. Then we haul in the trawler net to see that it is full of marine life and sea creatures!... this is always a challenge. Then slow the boat down to enter the shallow waters to identify the birds.

Now it's time to get a taste of Chincoteague, harvesting our famous salt oysters....and maybe we can eat them! We use all of our senses, sound, touch, taste, and smell to make our cruises informative and fun. There 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 the Chincoteague Waterman.

Read about our tour:

Baltimore Magazine's BAY WINDOW These 10 Tours Immerse Visitors In the Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay by Joe Sugarman - April 2016
Bristol Herald Courier 'Adventure Cruise Around Chincoteague Island by Joe Tennis - August 27, 2017



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