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“Outstanding Up Close and Personal Tour”
Review of Spider's Explorer

Spider's Explorer
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a tour of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands with Captain Spider based on the recommendation of our hotel desk clerk. Wow, he was right on the mark! Captain Spider is an extremely knowledgeable guide and left us with a memory of a lifetime. We traveled over two hours into coves and inlets and floated right up close to wild ponies on the shore. We saw osprey, bald eagles, egrets, loons, and numerous other water birds. Traveling past the famous oyster and clam beds was educational. Captain Spider positioned his boat perfectly and took a picture of my wife and I with the Assateague Lighthouse in the background. His stories and history of the island are most informative. He uses his personal photo album to further explain the history. Most importantly, Captain Spider will not go out if there are any safety concerns or weather issues. Thank you Spider for a very enjoyable outing.

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

25yrs experience is great. Spider takes you where others do not. Remember this is a nature exploration so no 2 trips are alike. Personal treatment and great explanation of the area. Definatelly worth going with him.

Thank Wanda M
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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 boat.

He was apologetic about the change, but in fact we had the time of our lives and enjoyed every minute.
He is an interesting, well informed and entertaining guy who told us much about the history of Chincoteague and about the current economy and way of life. He showed us around the island – it’s good to see everything from the water – and took us out to get a great view of the Assateague lighthouse and then on out into the bay to see the sun setting. It was a perfect evening in great company.

Thank you Captain Spider.

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 29 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
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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 four had a private tour! The ponies had been rounded up the night before so he said he couldn't guarantee we would see any but we did! We were also lucky enough to see dolphins and bald eagles while getting the history of the island. Great experience!

Thank Bigtimespender
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