We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Discover the James Bald Eagle Tours


Discover the James Bald Eagle Tours
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want similar options you can book now?
All photos (51)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent100%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“captain mike”(15 reviews)
“great photos”(2 reviews)
“james river”(15 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
Reviews (36)
Filter reviews
36 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewscaptain mikegreat photosjames riverospreybirdsboatnature
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 36 reviews
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.

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

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

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.

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

1  Thank Mike Y
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

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

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

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.

Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

I have been on several tours with Discover the James over the years. It is an amazing experience. Mike is not just a typical tour guide. He is passionate about his subject and his excitment and enthusiasm is contagious. The world looks different on the...More

Thank FrequentFlier88907
Management response:Responded January 12, 2018

Thanks for the review ... and you are spot on .. the James is such a great place for visitors!

Reviewed June 11, 2017

Traveled up from Charlotte for a photoshoot with camera group and Capt. Mike. 5 Photographers gathered at 6:15am and headed out onto the James River!. WE saw 7 Pairs of eagle Young and Old plus Osprey and Heron and song birds. We got a chance...More

Thank ronaldbyram
Management response:Responded January 12, 2018

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor about my Bald Eagle Tour. It's amazing each time on the river, and it's always different is a wonderful way.

View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 82 hotels in Richmond
Holiday Inn Richmond I 64 West End
230 reviews
4.61 km away
DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond-Midlothian
818 reviews
4.83 km away
Turnpike Motel
2 reviews
4.97 km away
Days Inn by Wyndham Richmond/South
398 reviews
5.14 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,762 restaurants in Richmond
Positive Vibe Cafe
49 reviews
1.16 km away
Galley restaurant
65 reviews
1.21 km away
Jason's Deli
24 reviews
1.53 km away
Mexico Restaurant
21 reviews
1.10 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 279 attractions in Richmond
Agecroft Hall
231 reviews
1.60 km away
1,057 reviews
3.47 km away
South of the James Farmer's Market
20 reviews
3.64 km away
Wilton House Museum
25 reviews
1.51 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Discover the James Bald Eagle Tours staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines