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Spider's Explorer


About Us:

Since the early 1980's Captain Spider has been exploring the waterways of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. We are blessed to be able to enjoy this area and to share it with others who come here to experience it first hand.

A number of "born heres" have adopted Captain Spider almost as a "teaguer", which has led to many a tale of the life and times of old Chincoteague Island.

Sometimes Capt. Spider's wife will go along as Mate. Beverly is his childhood sweetheart and has been married to him for over 35 years. Beverly has experience on the water from fishing trips, cruises and USCGA boat courses. She is also known as the dolphin whisperer.

Spider's Explorer participates in community programs such as:

- Virginia Network for Victims & Witnesses of Crime, Inc.
- Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund
- Chincoteague Police Community Youth Program.


Heidi Kuhn

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Captain Spider's Tour was phenomenal!!! We had a two hour tour around Chincoteague Island over to Assateague Island. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the Island. He went out of his way to go into shallow waters for my husband, myself and our three kids to get closer views of the famous Ponies and their fouls. He also got us close to two Bald Eagles. It wasn't the season yet for Pelicans or Dolphins so we will definitely be back to take his tour again! He took us over to the Assateague Lighthouse and took a photo of the 5 of us with it in the background. Then took us to see Oyster and Clam beds and explained all about the harvesting of them. The tour was fun and educational! He also gave us tips about places we should visit while here on vacation. Never being on a boat...I absolutely loved it and so did my whole family. Very enjoyable!! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone! The cost as of May 2018 is $40 per seemed a little pricey when quoted, but was well worth the price once we realized how thorough Captain Spider was and how long your actually out on the water!

Rob M

Friday, July 7, 2017
Captain Spider is very knowledgeable about the islands and took us all the way around Chincoteague, traveling into shallow waters for unprecedented close encounters with the ponies!

Turtle Davis

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
He's the best. Knows so much about island. Was a hoot to be with. Didn't want the tour to end. We went May 2014 I should have posted sooner. If I get chance to go back wouldn't wanna go out with anyone else.

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