Discover the James


Welcome to Discover the James

For over 24 years, Discover the James remains a source for the best wildlife adventures in Richmond, Virginia. "To educate and inspire" while viewing wildlife and history on the river has always been the main goal. The James, in many ways, is as it has been for 15,000 years, but to find it you have to look and listen to the elements around you. shares our river adventures through text, images and stories. Discover the majesty of the James!  


For more information or to book an excursion:

Contact Capt Mike at 804-938-2350 or

Top Photo: This photographic collage is a mixture of a photo entitled, "Varina and the Evening Moon" taken by Richmond photographer, Lynda Richardson and Captain John Smith's Map of 1612. Varina, a resident bald eagle that has been on the James River since 2009 was perched on the top of a tree, and evening moon was setting in the southwestern sky, offering up the perfect background. The artwork and accuracy of the map from 1612 is remarkable given the tools Captain Smith had to work with over 400 years ago. --Photo by Lynda Richardson, Collage by Discover the James