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“Early morning adventure”
Review of Spider's Explorer

Spider's Explorer
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!

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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

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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 the island and its history as he takes you completely around the island in time to view the sun setting over the water. If the horses are roaming free you may catch some good pics!

His boat is clean and well maintained with comfortable seating.

The cruise last 2hrs and the price was very reasonable.

Thank Aikey55
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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 go because the seas were still choppy and it was super gusty (would have made for a miserable ride), we really appreciated all Captain Spider did to accommodate us on our visit. We'll definitely be back in better weather!

Thank Kelly C
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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. Tell him Beth and Sue from Ohio say "See you soon."

Thank bethh476
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