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Bald Eagle Tours
The James River runs through it ... through the City of Richmond. And just minutes downriver is an incredible opportunity to see resident bald eagles, who live on the river all year long, in their natural habitat. This 2-hour, tidal river pontoon boat tour takes you into the midst of an ecosystem rich with wildlife, abundant in history and beautiful scenery. Discover the James' Bald Eagle Tour travels a five-mile stretch of the James River known as Jefferson's Reach, through five territories of resident bald eagles.
The tour focuses on the resident bald eagles of Jefferson's Reach, who live here all year long. During the year, two additional populations of bald eagles migrate into, then back out of the area. From May through August, a population of summer migratory bald eagles from the south are here, and the population of winter migratory eagles, from the north, arrive in November and stay through February.
Discover the conservation success story of bald eagles on the James River, where less than forty years ago there were none. Today, in 2016, over 260 pair of resident bald eagles call the James River watershed home making our river the site of the greatest comeback of the bald eagle in the entire North American continent.
Ride aboard the Discovery Barge II, a comfortable 24-foot covered pontoon boat and experience majestic bald eagles closer than you may have ever seen them. This 2-hour tour has been called one of the most unique bald eagle tours on the East Coast!
Bald Eagle Tour: $45 per person
Current "Eagle Tour" Schedule:
Saturday, September 3, 7:00-9:00am & 9:30-11:30am
Sunday, September 11, 7:00-9:00am & 9:30-11:30am
Tuesday, September 13, 7:00-9:00am
Tuesday, September 20, 7:00-9:00am
Sunday, October 2, 7:30-9:30am & 10:00am-Noon
Saturday, October 8, 7:30-9:30am
Sunday, October 9, 10:00am-Noon
Saturday, October 15, 5:00-7:00pm (Evening, Full Moon, Eagle Tour)
Thursday, October 20, 7:30-9:30am & 10:00am-Noon
Thursday, November 3, 7:30-9:30am & 10:00am-Noon
Saturday, November 5, 7:30-9:30am & 10:00am-Noon
Sunday, November 6, 7:30-9:30am
Thursday, November 10, 7:30-9:30am & 10:00am-Noon
Saturday, November 12, 7:3-9:30am & 10:00am-Noon
Sunday, November 13, 7:30-9:30am & 10:00am-Noon
Private Bald Eagle Tours Available ... click here
For more information or to book an Eagle Tour:
Contact Capt. Mike at 804-938-2350 or [email protected]
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