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New boat tour brings guests to the ghosts of Jamestown Island

The new ghost tour, The Haunted River Cruise of Jamestown Island, will be available on select dates through November. (WYDaily/Courtesy James City County)
The new ghost tour will be available on select dates through November. (WYDaily/Courtesy James City County)

This October, get spooked on the water with James City County’s new haunted river cruise of Jamestown Island.

Jamestown Discovery Boat Tours has started a new partnership with the Original Ghost tour company this year, according to James City County’s website. Working together, the two companies have created a new ghostly attraction to offer locals.

The cruise is the only river-based ghost tour on the James, the county said. Guests will get to hear stories of strange occurrences and hear of the spirits that haunt America’s oldest permanent English settlement.

Tours will be offered on select evenings through the first weekend of November with a variety of times.

The one-hour cruise will begin at the James City County marina, 2054 Jamestown Road. Alcohol is permitted, but guests cannot bring hard coolers. Bug spray is recommended.

Reservations must be made in advance, and tickets are non-refundable.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children 7 to 12 and $10 for children 3 to 6. If a tour is not sold out, limited tickets will be available at the tour location.

For more information, call 757-777-2101 or visit The Haunted River Cruise of Jamestown Island online.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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