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“Captain Charlie is the best”

Chincoteague Cruises & Nature Tours
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Owner description: Chincoteague Cruises & Nature Tours with a Native Son. Glide along island waterways and plunge into local history with Eco-Tour Guide, Captain Charlie Birch, former US Coast Guardsman & seventh-generation Islander. We take pride in personalizing your tour to your interests--be it getting as close as possible to pony families, dolphin watching, scoping out the incredible variety of bird species , or enjoying a fun and educational hands on experience. On your tour you may visit Captain Charlie's "Hoof Prints" oyster farm, harvest and sample some of Chincoteague's world famous "salt" oysters. Another popular destination is the mini-barrier island, a remote sandbar that will allow the young ones to run free, explore and splash. We specialize in family groups, with a maximum limit of 6 guests. Our motto, "YOUR FAMILY, YOUR BOAT, YOUR TOUR".
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 15 August 2009

Awesome tour! Captain Charlie took us out to see dolphins...he knew just where they'd be and we were treated to many dolphins all around. He took us to see the ponies and aqua farms. Very knowledgeable and from the area....simply the best! And reasonably priced! Worth every penny!

Thank getawayAugust2008
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Reviewed 13 August 2009

We would highly recommend this. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed the boat trip. Captain Birch has an extensive knowledge of the island and made the trip fun and educational for us and the kids. It was beautiful, fun and informative. We were a party of five with two young children - two and four years old. We have decided to make Chincoteague an annual trip and we will also make a boat trip with Captain Birch an annual event as well!

Thank BStoltz
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Reviewed 11 August 2009

Captain Charlie was down to earth and child friendly...my 8, 6, and 2 year old all had a great time on the cruise using the binoculars and LOVED the shells Capt. Charlie gave to them. The pony sightings were amazing, we were able to get really close to them-- much to my two horse-crazy daughter's delight. My Coast Guard husband like talking shop with ex.-Coast Guardsman Capt. Charlie. He answered any questions we had. It was a really fun time...one my kids are still talking about. I highly recommend.

Thank cinert4
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Reviewed 10 August 2009

I can't say enough about how much our family enjoyed our time with Captain Charlie! From the start, he seemed like an old friend. He made sure all of were included - modifying what he was showing us and telling us about to fit each of our interests. He was especially good with the kids - they all rank their time with Captain Charlie as the most fun they had on the trip.
Charlie was a wealth of knowledge about all things Chincoteague - and his love for the area shows in all that he does.
We saw lots of wildlife, most importantly the beautiful ponies, and fell in love with the area.
We all can't wait to return - and we will be sure to go on this tour again!
If you are lucky enough to get to go to this area, be sure to make this tour part of your plans!

Thank mommydi
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Reviewed 9 August 2009

Loved this experience ... the sunset cruise with Captain Charlie Birch was filled with history and nature at their best. Various birds, a bald eagle, dolphins galore, too! Captain Charlie presented the marine life to our family in a fun-filled way as well as hands on learning with a nice assortment of things from the sea. Our family of five enjoyed a delightful time that will always be a treasured memory. It was absolutely the best scenic cruise we've been on. The ease of scheduling the trip with Captain Charlie and his wife, Donna, was a real blessing, too.

Thank HistoryGal2009
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