Bald Eagle Tour | Discover the James

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Join Capt. Mike Ostrander and his team of wildlife experts as they take you on a breathtaking journey through the James River that’s known to be the best bald eagle-watching site in the whole continent of North America.

Discover the James takes you into a lush, scenic ecosystem that is home to the majestic bald eagle. In this 2-hour pontoon boat tour, you’ll drift along the tidal river through a five mile stretch of the James River known as Jefferson’s Reach. This stretch crosses five different territories of resident bald eagles’ natural habitats in which hundreds of bald eagles settle.

While tours are offered all year round, it is recommended for visitors to come during the winter or summer months when migratory eagles will be at home.

Incredible opportunities for photographers await! Binoculars are also provided for all guests.
Discover the James offers open tours with seat reservation and private tours with boat rental. For private tours, 2-hour and 3-hour tour options are available. All tours depart from Deep Bottom Park unless otherwise noted.

Open 2-hour tour: $45 per person
Private 2-hour tour: $250
Private 3-hour tour: $350

Booking your tour:
To book a tour, email or call 804-938-2350. For open tour schedules and for more information, visit their website at

Discover the James also offers many other tours such as the Wildlife and History Tour, Civil War on the River Tour, and personalized Private River Tours. You can log on to their website for more information:

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