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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.
While the population of resident bald eagles are here all year long, two additional populations of bald eagles visit the area. From May through July, a population of summer migratory bald eagles move into the area, while the population of winter migratory eagles arrive in November and stay through February. The Chesapeake Bay has a number of concentration areas for these migratory eagles and Jefferson's Reach lies at the upriver end of the James River's concentration area.
Discover the conservation success story of bald eagles on the James River, where just 40 years ago there were none. Today, over 230 pair of resident bald eagles call the James River home making our river the site of the greatest comeback of bald eagles 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 is one of the most unique bald eagle tours on the East Coast!
Bald Eagle Tour: $45 per person
Current "Eagle Tour" Schedule:
Sunday, February 28, 8:00-10:00am & 10:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, March 5, 7:30-9:30am & 10:00am-12 Noon
Sunday, March 6, 7:30-9:30am & 10:00am-12 Noon
Thursday, March 10, 7:30-9:30am & 10:00am-12 Noon
Sunday, March 13, 7:30-9:30am & 10:00am-12 Noon
Saturday, April 2, 7:00-9:00am
Sunday, April 3, 7:00-9:00am & 9:30-11:30am
Saturday, April 9, 7:00-9:00am & 9:30-11:30am
Sunday, April 10, 7:00-9:00am & 9:30-11:30am
Thursday, April 14, 7:00-9:00am & 9:30-11:30am
Tuesday, April 26, 7:00-9:00am & 9:30-11:30am
Thursday, April 28, 7:00-9:00am & 9:30-11:30am
Sunday, May 1, 7:00-9:00am & 9:30-11:30am
Tuesday, May 3, 7:00-9:00am
Saturday, May 7, 7:00-9:00am & 9:30-11:30am
Sunday, May 8, 7:00-9:00am & 9:30-11:30am
Thursday, May 12, 7:00-9:00am & 9:30-11:30am
Saturday, May 14, 7:00-9:00am & 9:30-11:30am
Sunday, May 15, 7:00-9:00am & 9:30-11:30am
Thursday, May 19, 7:00-9:00am & 9:30-11:30am
Private Bald Eagle Tours Available ... click here
For more information or to book an Eagle Tour:
Contact Capt. Mike at 804-938-2350 or Mike@DiscovertheJames.com
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