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Address: #63 Curtis Merritt Harbor, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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+1 757-990-0053
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Chincoteague Nature Encounters with Captain Debbie offers Charter Boat...

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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This is the Chincoteague tour to take!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 August 2016
Michelle S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 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 recommend her trip to anyone..... decided to take a second tour and it was with... More 

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Thank marge j
seacaptaindebbie, Owner at Chincoteague Nature Encounters, responded to this review

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. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 they are likely to be. She is friendly and knowledgeable. She'll really work to make... More 

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Thank Michelle S
seacaptaindebbie, Owner at Chincoteague Nature Encounters, responded to this review

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 More 

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 was 109 degrees and they had been elusive all week because of the heat.

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Thank Ctroskoph
seacaptaindebbie, Owner at Chincoteague Nature Encounters, responded to this review

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

Skippack, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 and brother were being smartasses :P) We got to see DLS and Pixie together, some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 the 2015's, I saw Riptide's band, Maverick's band, Ace's band and Pixie Dust. I saw... More 

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Palmyra, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 tree on shore. We learned abut the history of the islands as well as the... More 

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 even more.

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Thank Theresa R
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 places to avoid when kayaking.

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Thank Patti B
seacaptaindebbie, Owner at Chincoteague Nature Encounters, responded to this review

Thank you! - Capt Debbie More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

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1 Thank Dennis L
seacaptaindebbie, Owner at Chincoteague Nature Encounters, responded to this review

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

We would definitely book them again. They were knew a lot of personal things about the horses. I was also extremely impressed that they respected the regulations of the island with the horses. Especially since we saw other tour boats actually going on the island trying to approach the horses. Those captains put their passengers at high risk of getting... More 

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1 Thank Tina H
seacaptaindebbie, Owner at Chincoteague Nature Encounters, responded to this review

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it! More 

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