About Discover the James

Discovery Information

"Discover the James" is a great way to enjoy the outdoors.  Through a variety of educational and inspirational eco-tours, including Wildlife & History Tour, featuring a Bald Eagle Tour and fishing trips, you can go deep into the heart of an incredible, historic ecosystem.  Whether you already enjoy wildlife watching and history, or maybe you are looking for a passion that includes the outdoors, we have something for you.  

Our goal is to offer inspirational outings while continuing to develop new programs and improving on our existing ones while providing the best opportunites for discovery. We pledge to educate and enlighten while maintaining a safe & enjoyable atmosphere on the wonderful resource, that today, we call the James River (400 years ago it was called the Powhatan Flu). 

The following links are resources for further information:  

Top, left photo:  From the DDT lows of the 1970's, the James River today has over 233 pair of resident bald eagles that call the James River and it's tributaries home.  This image is one of Discover the James' favorite eagles, Bandit.  
-- Photo by Bob Schamerhorn.  To see more of Bob's work, click here.
To the right, photo:  The James River, looking east. This photo was taken near the Richmond Yacht Basin, which is the upriver end of a portion of the river called Jefferson's Reach. The image shows the river as it has looked for as long as the river has been viewed by human inhabitants.  
-- Photo by Discover the James.