Private Bald Eagle Tours


Private Bald Eagle Tour

Great for photographers, family and friends! With more than twenty years of experience on the James, Capt. Mike will guide you to some of the best views of bald eagles you may have ever experienced. Book the Discovery Barge II, a 24' pontoon boat, and experience bald eagles in their natural habitat along the James is a special way only found with Discover the James. 

On the James River, near Richmond, Virginia, exists an ecosystem rich with wildlife and highlighted by the conservation success story of bald eagles. Forty-six years ago there were no resident-breeding bald eagles on the James, and today there are over 300 pair ... a milestone you can learn more about on your trip. This tour takes you into the midst of eight pair of bald eagles, as we travel through their territories sharing stories of their lives, facts about them and enjoying the incredible conservation success story first hand.

Enjoy this tour with your camera in hand or enjoy the James' natural beauty through your eyes alone. Let Capt. Mike's experience lead you to the resident bald eagles, often times up close for incredible photography and viewing opportunities.

Good for up to four people
          2-hour Tour:  $380 up to four people.    $40 each additional, up to six total.
          3-hour Tour:  $540 up to four people.    $50 each additional, up to six total.
Water is provided.
Binoculars are provided.

To Book a Private Eagle Tour:

Contact Capt. Mike at 804-938-2350 or



Customized Gift Certificates are available for 2-Hour Private Eagle Tours 
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Top image:  This bald eagle is one of Jefferson Reach's finest bald eagles and her name is Bandit, who has an incredible story.  Briefly ... she was born in 2005. Her journey began in Birmingham, AL with a quick stop in Pigeon Forge, TN and ultimately choosing the James River in Richmond, VA as her permanent home in 2009, just after she became an adult.  As of January 2015, Bandit had been fighting another female eagle for over three years protecting her territory and finally, in the late winter and spring of 2015, Bandit and her third mate, Trey, were able to have a sucessful breeding season. Bandit's first successful breeding season in six tries (six years). Their offspring's name was Dolly ... to find out why she was named Dolly, click here.
--Photo by Lynda Richardson