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"Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Join Discover the James and some of our favorite educators and interpreters for
inspirational journeys onto America's founding river.

All "Special Event Tours" are on the Spirit of the James,
a comfortable, covered, 40-foot pontoon boat.
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2-Hour Wildlife & History Tour
Price: $45.00

Capt. John Smith, Bald eagles, osprey, great blue heron, Civil War ships & landings … all combined into one tour. This is the fastest two hours in Richmond, Virginia on the James.

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Eagle portion of image: Photo by Marlene Frazier
Sturgeon Tour with Dr. Matt Balazik: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 5:00 - 7:30pm
Price: $55.00

On Thursday evening, September 11, Discover the James presents a Sturgeon Tour and sunset cruise on the James River. This two and one half hour tour on the Spirit of the James will depart from Jordan Point Marina at 5:00pm and return at approximately 7:30pm.
Sturgeon Tour with Dr. Matt Balazik: Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5:00 - 7:30pm
Price: $55.00

On Thursday evening, September 25, Discover the James presents the second annual series of Sturgeon Tours on the James River. This year each of the four sturgeon tours will feature Dr. Matt Balazik, who had been capturing and studying Atlantic sturgeon for over seven years now.  His knowledge of the sturgeon population on the James River is second to none. This two and one half hour tour on the Spirit of the James will depart from Jordan Point Marina at 5:00pm and return at approximately 7:30pm.
2-Hour Private Tour: Spirit of the James
Price: $695.00

Ride aboard the Spirit of the James, a comfortable 40-foot covered pontoon boat and experience wildlife, including majestic bald eagles closer than you may have ever seen them. Binoculars are provided. Wildlife and history abounds.