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Chincoteague Nature Encounters with Captain Debbie offering services for environmental impact studies, science and education.
#63 Curtis Merritt Harbor, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+1 757-990-0053
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Note: My review is not based on the tour itself (which I still believe would be a beautiful sight to see), but instead on the awful customer service and lack of communication. Screenshots of text messages attached as proof so she can't claim that this...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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seacaptaindebbie, Owner at Chincoteague Nature Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

I have communicated with Mr. Hope and was "hoping" this review would be removed. First it needs to be clarified that he has received his $100 refund, and it cleared the bank. Being that this is a sole proprietorship delivery on products being sent by...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017

Captain Debbie went out of her way for us. Her boat would not start that day so she arranged for us to go on another boat with her as our guide. We saw the ponies, osprey and many other shore birds and learned about the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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seacaptaindebbie, Owner at Chincoteague Nature Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you it was my pleasure!

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

Date of experience: June 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank marge j
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...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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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

Date of experience: August 2016
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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

Date of experience: July 2016
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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

Date of experience: June 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2015
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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

Date of experience: July 2015
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