If it's after 4:00 PM on Friday, 2/14, and you want to sign up for a van tour: You must show up at the Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, February 15, to confirm that there is a space for you and pay for your reservation in advance via cash or check.
ALERT: BE PREPARED FOR ICY TERRAIN!
Join our guides for an Eagle Festival van tour of wildlife-viewing hotspots! These tours start every half hour and take 90 minutes to complete. For adults and children ages 6 and over.
Hotspot tours begin and end at the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce. The raptor demonstrations at City Hall are about five minutes' walking distance from the Chamber of Commerce.
We can accommodate one wheelchair on the 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 2:00 PM tours. If you would like to reserve a wheelchair space, please call 978-462-9998.
Please note that cars may not follow our vans because of private property issues.
For information about parking in Newburyport: https://www.cityofnewburyport.com/sites/newburyportma/files/uploads/paid_parking_information_2019-2020_approved_v6.pdf
If you cannot register for an Eagle Festival Hotspot Tour, no worries! Eagle Festival naturalists will help you see eagles and other wildlife at designated spots all day. All you have to do is drive to them yourself. Please use the Eagle Festival map to find the guided eagle viewing spots. The map will be available online and on the day of the festival at all Eagle Festival headquarters.
All Eagle Festival Van Tours depart promptly from the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce at 38R Merrimac Street, Newburyport. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour's departure time. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes.
There are no public restrooms at the Chamber of Commerce.
Eagle Festival Cancellation Policy: We cannot issue refunds for cancellations made by participants with less than 48 hours' notice. If we must cancel Eagle Festival due to hazardous conditions, we will refund all payments.