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Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises

1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
757-627-7406
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Ranked #1 of 14 activities in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: NAVAL BASE CRUISES ABOARD THE VICTORY ROVERYour front row seat to the Naval Fleet. 2 Hour Narrated Naval Base Cruises depart daily from Nauticus, home... more » Owner description: NAVAL BASE CRUISES ABOARD THE VICTORY ROVERYour front row seat to the Naval Fleet. 2 Hour Narrated Naval Base Cruises depart daily from Nauticus, home of the Battleship Wisconsin. The Captain provides a fascinating and entertaining commentary aboard this Coast Guard inspected vessel. Cruising the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River you will see the sights of one of the world’s busiest sea ports including the world’s largest naval base, home of the Atlantic Fleet: Destroyers, Guided Missile Cruisers, Submarines, Aircraft Carriers and more. Up to 150 guests enjoy plenty of comfortable seating, air conditioned enclosed deck, open air shaded upper deck, snack bar and souvenir shop. $20 Adults, $12 Children. Summer Schedule (June – August): 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily. Spring (April-May) and Fall (September-October): 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. 5:30 p.m. available on certain days – call for schedule. March, November and December: 2pm every day but Monday – 9:30am Inland Waterway Tours on Select Days « less
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Grandville MI
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Wonderful time spent on the water seeing the Norfolk Harbour as well as our Naval Fleet. My husband served in the Navy during the Vietnam Era so I'm sure seeing these big ships brought back lots of memories (good and bad). I was surprised how knowledgeable the Captain was on all the vessels in the Harbor. The ship itself has... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We were told to get there at least 15 minutes before departure - just as we purchased our tickets (which we had a $4 per person coupon - fabulous) the ticket person said the ship was boarding now. My husband has a hard time walking due to a brain injury at birth and we were scrambling to rush to the... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

For the quibbles, the tour is a worthwhile 2 hours to understand the commercial importance of the Hampton Roads harbor, the capabilities of the US Navy and some of the history of the area. Being on the water gives you a perspective that you cannot get from land. Went on the cruise with my son's family, including 2 grandchildren -... More

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Gilbert AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

OMG! What a wonderful chance to see those enormous ships that protect us. We saw so many different ships, aircraft carriers you would be in awe! The newest aircraft carrier in port was the USS George H W Bush. What a wonderful piece of US history along with so many others. Thanks to the Captain and Crew for a wonderful... More

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Monroe, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

What a two hour experience that was.....we loved it. Lots of ships and narrated the whole time. Military and container ships were abound as well as coal ships and tugs. It was a great experience and we will be back.

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Well worth every penny if you like military hardware. We had an informative trip around Norfolk harbor and got to see USS George Bush, USS Cole and USS Burke along with so so many others. The boat used for the tour was very comfortable too with air conditioned lower deck and excellent open viewing deck up top.

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Sioux Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We had a short weekend in Norfolk visiting our son who is a Marine stationed in Norfolk. Based upon research here on tripadvisor we thought we'd give this boat tour a try. WE were so glad we did! It's exactly as advertised and more. What a fun and relaxing time and I don't know of a better way to see... More

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Wood-Ridge, NJ
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

What a great time we had. My almost-4-year old son was fascinated by the USS Wisconsin at the pier of Nauticus, so I asked him if he would like to see more navy ships, and was thrilled when he said yes. I sure wanted to see more. We bought 2 tickets for this 2-hour cruise for an awesome total of... More

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LEWES
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Don't miss this cruise. Quality vessel and great narration-very informative. Start with a cruise past the dry docks, followed by a fully narrated trip outbound on the Elizabeth River past the naval hospitals, docked US naval vessels, into Hampton Roads, and back to port. The captain/narrator gives an entertaining and knowledgeable explanation of just what this important waterway is all... More

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New York City, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The tour content itself is interesting as details are given about various naval ships and history along the route. However, the tour guide narrated the tour in a robotic manner with no personality. I understand that he might have been bored with reading out the same information every day but, it would make it much more memorable and interesting if... More

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