Discover the James


Welcome to Discover the James

For over 20 years, Discover the James remains your source for the best wildlife adventure in Richmond, Virginia. "To educate and inspire" while viewing wildlife and history on the river has always been my 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 the river's adventures through text, images and stories. Discover the majesty of the river through an Eagle Tour on a public or private tour.  

Call or email with questions or to book an outing. 


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 "Varina", a resident bald eagle, perched with the evening moon behind her, and Capt. John Smith's map of 1612. The photo of Varina was taken by Lynda Richardson during a Bald Eagle Tour. Varina was perched on the top of a tree, and evening moon was setting in the southwestern sky, offering up the perfect background. --Photo by Lynda Richardson, Collage by Discover the James 

Above, left photo: A Discover the James favorite from our "kids & fishing" photos. This young angler just caught his first fish EVER and neeedless to say, he was an excited new angler! This shining moment of his "first fish" ... captured forever ... there's nothing better! --Photo by Discover the James