There's nothing like a day of discovery on the river, and we'd love to share that experience with you. Join us on one of our unique river tours, and experience the incomparable James River as you enjoy the company of bald eagles, great blue heron, osprey, and, of course, our educational guides. Marvel in the magnitude of the history on the River.
Discover the James' tours explore different times in history. Enjoy the bald eagle's successful conservation story ... or travel back in time, to a period or event in the past and realize that you are floating perhaps on the exact same spot at Capt. John Smith or one of the famous Civil War battleships. Click on the tours below to ... Discover the James.
- Bald Eagle Tours
- Wildlife & History Tour
- Civil War on the James Tour
- Capt. John Smith & the Virginia Indians
- Atlantic Sturgeon Tour
- Henricus Tour
It's never too late to discover the special joy that only a day on the water can bring. Ride onboard the Discovery Barge II, a covered, 24-foot pontoon boat. Our launch sites are conveniently located, our safety-conscious guides are second to none, and our excursions offer an experience you won't soon forget. So don't delay, contact us today!
For more info or to book your River Tour, contact Capt. Mike Ostrander at 804-938-2350.
The photo's stories? Top right photo: Bob Jones Jr., a legend in the commercial photography world, created this image from two shots he took while out on an Eagle Tour. This is a collage of two images, both of 'Bandit' who is one of the finest bald eagles ever to have lived on the James River. Bandit has an amazing story, just as we all do, and we'd love to share it with you on the river. -- Photo by Bob Jones, Jr.
Below: The best time to be on the James River is whenever you can make it, but the most inspirational time (for me at least) is sunrise. Depending on the season, it can be pretty cold out ... but it's still worth it. Sunrises, like this December morning, have been inspiring people along the James River for over 15,000 years. And now, if you happen to be out on the water just before sunrise, with nature's elements aligned, you too can enjoy an historic sunrise like this one too.