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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.

"Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Sturgeon Tour: Thursdays in September, 5:00 - 7:30pm
Price: $55.00

On Thursday evenings in September, Discover the James presents the fourth annual series of Sturgeon Tours on the James River. This year each of the sturgeon tours will feature Atlantic sturgeon scientist, Dr. Matt Balazik, who has been working with and capturing Atlantic sturgeon for several years now. His knowledge of the life history of Atlantic sturgeon is growing each year as is his insight into the population 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.
2-Hour Private Tour: Spirit of the James
Price: $795.00

Departs from Jordan Point Marina in Hopewell, Virginia.

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. A limited amount of binoculars are provided. Wildlife and history abounds.


2-Hour Private Tour: Spirit of the James (Deep Bottom Departure)
Price: $1,145.00

Departs from Deep Bottom Park.

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.