Thursday Evening Sturgeon Tours in September
STURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Spending time on the James River, especially in September causes synergy, laughter, enlightenment and may complicate getting home on time.
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Sturgeon Tours on the James
Thursday Evenings in September from 5:00-7:30pm
Ride aboard the Spirit of the James on the Fourth Annual Sturgeon Tour series presented by Discover the James. Share in the recent discoveries of this prehistoric specie. The area between Westover Plantation and Presquile National Wildlife Refuge is a prime area to see breaching Atlantic sturgeon throughout the month of September. Watch carefully as these ancient behemoths leap completely out of the river, exposing their massive five to seven foot frame, coming down with a mighty SPLASH!
This 2 1/2 hour tour will depart from Jordan Point Marina at 5:00pm and return at approximately 7:30pm. Wildlife, history and scenery abound.
In the summer, Atlantic sturgeon return to the tidal James River, staging, for their annual Fall spawning run. When the time is right, they move further upriver into the areas listed above. Atlantic sturgeon are prehistoric animals that have journeyed into the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and into the James River for as long as it has been here, and have been around for over 120 million years. They range from New Brunswick, Canada to the eastern coast of Florida. We are fortunate to have a spawning population of Atlantic sturgeon, here, on the James River, and this tour is a perfect way for you and your friends to come out and experience them.
Join us during this magical tour to look for breaching sturgeon and learn about them on the James River aboard the Spirit of the James ... a 40-foot covered pontoon boat owned by the James River Association.
Seating is limited
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