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Address: 333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number: 757-627-7245
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Description: Set Sail with the friendly and experienced crew of this 125...
Set Sail with the friendly and experienced crew of this 125 passengerSailing Schooner. Offering Daytime and Sunset harbor cruises under sailon the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and the Port of Virginia.Help hoist the sails, take a turn at the helm, or just relax as the captain points out the sights of the historic Norfolk Harbor. Sunset cruises feature live entertainment. This elegant ship with her distinctive red sails is Coast Guard inspected for safety. Comfortable seating is available on the shaded upper deck and in our air-conditioned below deck area with ship store, bar and rest rooms. Popular for families, weddings, field trips,group outings and company parties since 1986. Cruises depart Waterside Marina in Downtown Norfolk. Sailing Mid April through Late October (Call or go online for Spring and Fall Daytime and Sunset Schedule)Summer Season (June – August) Cruises Depart Every day except Monday2 Hour Harbor Cruise 1:30pm (Adults $20, Children $12) 2 Hour SunsetCruise 7pm ($25 Adults, $15 Children). Special Moonlight Cruises and Themed Events – Inquire for more info.
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Great sail on the river

My family did the cruise on a whim after just arriving in Norfolk. I thought is was great, a very relaxing night. Getting a bit of info about the ships and city while in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My family did the cruise on a whim after just arriving in Norfolk. I thought is was great, a very relaxing night. Getting a bit of info about the ships and city while in the harbor. The staff was ever helpful always patrolling the ship making sure everyone was fine. The let my children 13/8 help raise the sails. We... More 

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Victor, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is truly the icing on the cake to a great vacation. We did this our final night in Virginia, and this was probably the highlight of our trip. The boat itself is beautiful! There is a bar on board which provides alcohol and snacks. The cruise lasted about 2 hours and went around the harbor, the captain discussed the... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Took the American Rover ride this year on the schooner after taking another one of they're boats on a tour last year. Had a groupon for this one which always makes it nice but the staff were friendly, the boat was well maintained topside and below and it was a nice cruise on a beautiful day, excellent way to relax

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Columbia SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Try to be one of the first to board so you can claim chairs on the side of the boat. We sat in the middle, but still enjoyed the cruise. The host sails slowly in the harbor and the captain points out every naval vessel docked there, which was interesting. It gets chilly quickly, so wear pants and bring a... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My family used a Groupon to go on this trip. We had a wonderful day! My family consists of a 7 year old, my husband, my mother, and me. We are in our 30s and my mom in her 60s. Except for my husband this was our first trip on a sailboat. We own a boat and enjoyed it because... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My wife and I took an afternoon cruise on a nice Saturday in August. We had a wonderful time! Amazingly enough it wasn't crowded at all. Rain was in the forecast and it did sprinkle just a little, but it was a wonderful trip, especially since there were approx. 10 guests on the entire boat trip. We had the boat... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I was in Norfolk for a tradeshow the first week of September. Our group went out on a Thursday evening. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. All of the staff were outstanding in their jobs. There was one employee who really stood out though; I belive his name is Connor. He was attentive, engaging and very enjoyable... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Cruising the Elizabeth River under sail at sunset with a cold craft brew in your hand has got to be the best way to end a hard day at work. The crew of the American Rover delivered an outstanding experience. Great food, entertainment and, did I forget to mention, locally-sourced craft beers make this a trip worth taking. Once the... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We really enjoyed our time aboard the American Rover. Staff was EXTREMELY friendly. Boat was very clean. What a nice way to be on the water and see the sunset. The added bonus was a very fun guitar/singer on board that really made the trip pleasant. I will take friends when they visit. Highly recommend.

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Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

After a long day of moving our son, we decided to take a harbor cruise! A wonderful result! This vessel is beautiful and the sunset cruise was wonderful! The crew were very friendly and helpful, the narration was just perfectly full of information, and the musician on July 1st was great! It was such a nice and relaxing ride on... More 

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Additional Information about American Rover Sailing Cruises

Address: Address: 333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number: 757-627-7245
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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