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Address: 3801 Main St, Docking: 3801 South Main Street (between the Anchor Inn and the U.S. Coast Guard), Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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+1 757-990-4242

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An awesome 2 hour trip at sunset

Previous TA reviews of Captain Spider encouraged us to make contact with Captain Spider and book a sunset trip. The day before we arrived he made contact to tell us that he had a... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
Chris H
Bristol, England
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Bristol, England
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511 reviews
239 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 605 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Previous TA reviews of Captain Spider encouraged us to make contact with Captain Spider and book a sunset trip. The day before we arrived he made contact to tell us that he had a problem with his main boat, but as there were only two of us booked for the trip, he could take us out in his own personal... More 

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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We took our tour with Captain Spider. We saw so much and learned even more. He carries a photo album covering the information told to us.He went the extra mile to answer every question and ride by every possible attraction. A very enjoyable trip. Yes I would go again with Captain Spider.

Thank 1331carson
Newport News, Virginia
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Captain Spider was recommended by a couple sitting next to us at breakfast as they heard us talking about a boat tour. We wanted to see the island by boat before we left and Captain Spider agreed to an early morning tour before the heat of the day. He picked us up at our hotel dock and our party of... More 

Thank Bigtimespender
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed Capt Spider and his extensive knowledge of the island and it's history. Definitely a must GO-TO person for an island tour

Thank jkbreretongmailcom
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We used Capt Spider several years ago for a sunset cruise and enjoyed our experience so much that we sought him out again this year. His cruises are not packed, I believe he is licensed for six and our cruises have both been just two couples. The small group size allows him to provide an incredible amount of information about... More 

Thank Aikey55
Green Lane, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We booked a sunset cruise for our anniversary weekend with Captain Spider and were sad to learn it was scheduled to storm that night. Captain Spider was great about keeping in touch with us and up on the latest radar weather conditions. He even offered to reschedule the next day in between other scheduled tours. While we didn't get to... More 

Thank InLuvandTraveling
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Each year we tour with Spider. In addition to horses we see eagles and dolphins. Our yearly trip helps us keep up with changes on the Island. We get restaurant reviews, check in on the aqua farmers and see the changes that the ocean storms make. Spider is a great guide. He's prepared with binoculars, water and lots of stories.... More 

Thank bethh476
Middletown, New York
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Captain Spider was wonderful to tour with. He has tons of knowledge and knows all the good spots to view wild ponies. Tour lasted about 2 hours, was so fun! Will definitely return for another tour and would recommend this tour to anyone. He was funny, personable and very professional. The sunset tour was beautiful, absolute peace and serenity.

Thank JoeN6893
Orange, Virginia
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Our family took a ride with Spider on our last day there. He is so funny and enjoyable to talk to. He has tons of knowledge about the island and does his very best to get you a great photo of the wild ponies. Book early tho, he is a busy man, and you don't want to miss his tour.... More 

Thank gap03
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Captain Spider married me and my now husband this past Friday, then took us on a boat tour of the island. He was very easy to work with, went out of his way to make sure our ceremony and sunset tour was exactly what we wanted, and provided history of the island. He made our wedding day very special, and... More 

Thank Leanne M

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