Private Tour for up to 28 Passengers

Private River Tour for up to 28 Passengers
Enjoy the majestic wildlife and scenery of the time machine called the James River.  Now you have a new way for your larger group to Discover the James ... aboard the Spirit of the James, a 40-foot covered pontoon boat. 
A unique partnership between Discover the James and the James River Association (JRA) has created an opportunity for larger groups to enjoy customized river excursions. Discover the James has been working with the JRA since the mid 1990's and a natural, organic progression of our partnership has created this opportunity for excursions out onto the river aboard the JRA owned, Spirit of the James.
        2-hour tour:  $795
        3-hour tour:  $995


Bottled water and a limited number of binoculars are provided. Each additional hour:  $200


The Spirit of the James normally departs from Jordan Point in Hopewell, Virginia. The vessel can be moved to other locations for pickup at an extra charge. 

Rated for 36 passengers, the Spirit of the James offers opitimum space on these tours for up to 28. The Spirit of the James is based in Hopewell, Virginia and moving the boat to another location for pick up can be arranged for an additional fee. Pick up is available from the following two ramps, upriver between Hopewell and Richmond:
Deep Bottom Park (add $350)
Osborne Landing (add $450)
Rockett's Landing (Call for details)


For more information or to book a Private River Tour:
Contact Capt. Mike at 804-938-2350 or

For an interesting story about the Spirit of the James and the journey it took
to get her from Florida to the her home port on the James River, click here.
Top, left photo:  A resident pair of bald eagles, Bandit & her old mate Smokey, perch on a dead tree limb near their nest. Photo by Lynda Richardson.
Bottom, left photo: The Spirit of the James is loaded on a large trailer waiting to be launched into the water for the very first time, just hours from leaving northern Florida and her maiden journey to the James.  This trip was roughly 840 miles and took six days to complete. Today, she is moored at Jordan Point Marina in Hopewell, Virginia.  
Photo by Capt. Mike