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Discover the James Bald Eagle Tours

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“pontoon boat”(5 reviews)
“great photos”(2 reviews)
“hour trip”(2 reviews)
The James River runs through it ... through the City of Richmond. And just minutes downriver is an incredible opportunity to see resident bald eagles, who live on the river all year long, in their natural habitat. This 2-hour, tidal river pontoon...more
7239 Lookout Dr, Richmond, VA 23225-1253
+1 804-938-2350
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

This was a great 2 hour trip on Capt. Mike’s pontoon boat. We saw lots of bald eagles, egrets, hawks and an occasional vulture. Very informative, highly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Annie E
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We recently moved to the area and are trying get a feel for our new home. I wanted to explore the James River but was concerned about taking my 5 year old on a boat. When we found this tour I reached out to Capt...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

My entire family, including my elderly mother in a wheelchair went on this tour and just loved it! Captain Mike was very helpful with getting my Mother on and off the boat. We saw so many eagles and had a great time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jamesbalcomb
Reviewed June 15, 2018

I took my two reluctant teenagers on this tour. It was amazing. Captain Mike is not only knowledgeable but is also great with kids of all ages. The eagles did not disappoint either. My teens were glad they went! I would definitely do this tour...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kmbracy
Reviewed April 13, 2018

My wife and I had a fantastic time yesterday on the James River Eagle Tour with Captain Mike. While we had done this tour one time before, doing it again was an absolute pleasure. I can see why some people say they do this tour...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SDS119
Reviewed January 13, 2018

Our group has done many a trip with Capt. Mike. Although you can't control wildlife/nature, we always have a good time. Have never been disappointed with Capt. Mike or our visit along the James with the Eagles and Osprey.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank John S
Management response:Responded January 17, 2018

Thanks for your positive review. Every time on the water is different and when you get to know these animals and understand their habits and territories ... that is what helps me share their world with folks like you and your friends.

Reviewed January 13, 2018

Capt Mike is nothing less than exceptional with his Eagle Tours. I have done this trip several times and it NEVER gets old. He is knowledgable with the history of the James River, especially the Civil War era. Furthermore, the eagles are a real treat....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Management response:Responded January 17, 2018

Each season is different, and yes, you can see so much when on the river. Thanks for your positive review!

Reviewed January 12, 2018

This is such a great experience that I do it every year. In 2017 I took family members including my 91 year old mother. Everyone loved it and we learned so much about the Eagles, Osprey, Heron and river history. I see and learn new...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank prountrey
Management response:Responded January 17, 2018

Seasons always change, but the resident eagles and the history of the river will remain always. Thanks for your review.

Reviewed January 12, 2018

Eagle tours with Discover the James are INCREDIBLE. Capt. Mike gives you history, river lore, bird ecology, and best of all, a close up experience with eagles that he has been observing for years. It is an absolute must for photographers and birders. Nothing like...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank anaturefanof1
Management response:Responded January 17, 2018

Thanks for your review! Eagles are so incredible and observing them never gets old. I agree there is nothing like this tour and am so glad to be able to share it with you.

Reviewed January 12, 2018

Discover the James' eagle tours are an exceptional intersection of the point where nature, history, majestic bird watching and a trip on the river intersect. Capt. Mike is clearly attuned to the eagles and the world they inhabit, and we counted ourselves lucky to have...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Cherokee8628
Management response:Responded January 17, 2018

Thank you for your review and yes, there is an intersection of many things out there on the James River. That point where wildlife, the trees, clouds and sky intersect with history is where the magic happens and we add time to our lives.

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