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Chincoteague Nature Encounters

#63 Curtis Merritt Harbor, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+1 757-990-0053
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Photographer's Dream

Just returned from a tour with Chincoteague Nature Encounters. We are serious amateur... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Karen N
was about the rudest person i have encountered in my life

i was there over the summer of 2016,our family was on vacation, went on her tour, we felt like we... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2016
marge j
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Chincoteague Nature Encounters with Captain Debbie offers Charter Boat Tours around the beautiful and pristine islands of Assateague and Chincoteague, VA. Tours specializing in opportunities for photographers featuring sunset tours, pony, osprey and dolphin viewing, and other wildlife encounters.
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  • Very good9%
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“debbie” (9 reviews)
“camera” (2 reviews)
“knowledge” (3 reviews)
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#63 Curtis Merritt Harbor, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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+1 757-990-0053
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Just returned from a tour with Chincoteague Nature Encounters. We are serious amateur photographers and Captain Debbie gave us incredible photo opportunities. She went to areas the other tour neglected. (The first tour we took was so bad, we fortunately found Capt. Debbie for a...More

1  Thank Karen N
seacaptaindebbie, Owner at Chincoteague Nature Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you! You were great! Glad I was able to help you get those coveted shots! Capt. Debbie

Reviewed 30 November 2016

i was there over the summer of 2016,our family was on vacation, went on her tour, we felt like we were putting her out in some way,not very friendly, was rude to the children, they were a bit noisy but they are children.... would not...More

2  Thank marge j
seacaptaindebbie, Owner at Chincoteague Nature Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2016

Hi Denise. We didn't take any noisy children out on our tours this summer. All the families we have had are wonderful. Went back and referred to my books - no bookings with a Marge. Clearly a fake profile.

Reviewed 19 August 2016

If you like nature, photography and information about the island then this is the cruise to take. I've been on other tours at Chincoteague and while they were fine they can't compare to this one. Captain Debbie knows the animals and knows the areas where...More

Thank Michelle S
seacaptaindebbie, Owner at Chincoteague Nature Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Thank you for taking a tour with me. 90 ponies in one night - that's a record. You and your grandson were great! Capt. Debbie

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

My adult son and I took this tour because it was private. He wanted to photograph nature, specifically birds. I wanted to see ponies. Captain Debbie knew exactly where to go to show him where to get the best shots. Ponies weren't around but it...More

Thank Ctroskoph
seacaptaindebbie, Owner at Chincoteague Nature Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Thank you for taking a tour with me! Loved having you! Capt. Debbie

Reviewed 23 July 2016

This was a great way to see the island, even though the family has been coming for decades. The weather was perfect and Captain Debbie was wonderful. You can tell she has a great passion for wildlife and sharing her knowledge (even if my dad...More

1  Thank Kerianne M
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

A great time does not adequately describe what you will have on one of Debbie's tours. I had the utmost pleasure of being on one of her tours this morning. While my main objective was to see Bluemoon, not only did I see all of...More

1  Thank Monica W
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We explored these wonderful islands through the eyes of Captain Debbie, a knowledgeable nature lover and talented photographer Ponies, egrets, nesting osprey, oyster catchers, terns, terrapin, and wonderful dolphins as well as a beautiful bald eagle sitting with its wings spread wide out in a...More

Thank pattysoule
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Captain Debbie knows her stuff and showed us a great deal of the island we would have missed. She so loves what she does and is makes the ride even more enjoyable. She gets some excellent pictures for you so you can enjoy the ride...More

Thank Theresa R
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Captain Debbie knows her birds and ponies, by name! Her boat is so very comfortable with soft sofa style seating. Debbie helped us get great shots of Ospreys. She personalized our trip for just what we wanted to see; pointing out places to go and...More

Thank Patti B
seacaptaindebbie, Owner at Chincoteague Nature Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2015

Thank you! - Capt Debbie

Reviewed 7 July 2015

Debbie is an outstanding guide and knows her birds and horses. She runs an excellent tour and understands her guests. This is a better tour option with good flexibility. Her knowledge of photography is a real asset.

1  Thank Dennis L
seacaptaindebbie, Owner at Chincoteague Nature Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your visit! Come see us again. - Capt. Debbie

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