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Chincoteague Cruises & Nature Tours - CLOSED

2246 Curtis Merritt Harbor Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+1 757-336-5731
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Couldn't beat the pick up

We were staying at the Hampton Inn and we were picked up right at the dock on the hotel. Captain... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2015
Parsippany, New Jersey
via mobile
Captain Charlie and the experience a highlight of our trip!

We went to Chincoteague Island/Assateague Seashore last summer. Since we didn't plan our trip... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2015
Lori M
Asheville, North Carolina
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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".
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8 Nov 2015
“Couldn't beat the pick up”
15 Jul 2015
“Captain Charlie and the experience a highlight of our trip!”
2246 Curtis Merritt Harbor Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

We were staying at the Hampton Inn and we were picked up right at the dock on the hotel. Captain Charlie knew his history and location and even better, he adapted to his audience. He didn't try to force down what he wanted to say,...More

1  Thank katderm
Reviewed 15 July 2015

We went to Chincoteague Island/Assateague Seashore last summer. Since we didn't plan our trip during pony penning week, we wanted to do something special. We booked a cruise with Chincoteague Cruises and Nature Tours. Getting in touch with them to set up reservations was easy,...More

5  Thank Lori M
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

A must if in the area. We are staying in ocean city and we took an hour drive there and was well worth our money.

Thank David I
Reviewed 23 March 2015

My family and I had a wonderful time on our tour with Capt. Charlie! We liked that he has a smaller boat and, therefore, was able to comfortably accommodate my family without having many others onboard. Charlie grew up in Chincoteague and was able to...More

3  Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Charlie treated us like family from the start and exuded a genuine passion for his home waters that was infectious. He went above and beyond our expectations, even extending our tour so that we could get a closer look at a family of dolphins. He...More

7  Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 25 September 2014

The captain was so friendly. He talked with us like we were old friends. He was well aware of my fear of boats, and was very serious about what he does and how the tour would be. I trusted him, and it was a nice...More

2  Thank Shannon F
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Captain Charlie is a native of the island and gave us a personal and personalized tour. We saw dolphins, all kinds of water fowl, and a beautiful herd of ponies. Oyster lovers, just ask him what he knows and you might be in for a...More

Thank mhalkoNJ
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This was our first boat trip ever! Capt Charlie is friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what he does for a living. Our adult nephew who has austisim came with us (total of 5 of us). We explained ahead of time his needs and Capt Charlie...More

Thank Sharrell C
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We took a family morning cruise with Captain Charlie (Birch) in August 2014. Our cruise was everything I had hoped it would be, which is saying a lot because I have two teenagers and two toddlers and it is challenging to find activities everyone enjoys...More

4  Thank Monica R
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We had a fabulous time on the tour with Captain Charlie! He knew where the ponies had been shortly before our tour, so he was able to take us directly to see them before they moved on. In addition, he has a vast knowledge of...More

Thank Cathy L
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