Private Bald Eagle Tour

Private Bald Eagle Tour

Discover the James River's resident bald eagles on a unique Private Bald Eagle Tour. Experience the beautiful scenery in the company of bald eagles and depending on the time of year experience the osprey, Atlantic sturgeon, great blue heron and many other denizens along the way. Ride aboard the Discovery Barge II, a comfortable 24' pontoon boat. The boat is partially covered and can maneuver in close where wildlife and history lay hidden along the banks of the river.

A few miles down stream from Richmond, Virginia is an ecosystem rich with wildlife and highlighted by the conservation success story of the bald eagle. In 1975, there were no resident breeding bald eagles on the 10,000 square miles of the James River's watershed. Today, there are over 350 pair, and is considered the site of the greatest comeback of the bald eagle in the North American contenint. 

Enjoy this tour with camera or binoculars in hand. Learn the eagle's stories and enjoy their majestic presence closer than you may have ever imagined.

Binoculars and bottled water are available.   


Trip cost is good for up to four passengers. Additional charges for up to six passengers.

        2-Hour Tour: $380 up to four.  Add a fifth or sixth passenger: $50 ea.
        3-Hour Tour: $560 up to four.  Add a fifth or sixth passenger: $50 ea.
For more information or to book a Private River Tour:
Contact Capt. Mike at 804-938-2350 or


Top photo: Bandit, one of the resident bald eagles poses with her eyes focused on the camera's eye. --Photo by Lynda Richardson
Bottom right photo: Bandit grabs a sip of river water before flying off. --Photo by Capt. Mike Ostrander