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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 16 Activities in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: NAVAL BASE CRUISES ABOARD THE VICTORY ROVER. Your front row seat to the Naval Fleet. 2 Hour Narrated Naval Base Cruises depart daily from Nauticus,... more » Owner description: NAVAL BASE CRUISES ABOARD THE VICTORY ROVER. Your 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. March, November and December: 2pm every day but Monday – 9:30am Inland Waterway Tours on Select Days « less
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New York City
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Norfolk has the world's largest naval base. It can be easily seen from the water. US Naval ships are truly awesome. The port is large and complex and seeing it from the water is fun and interesting. It is great for a family or a couple The Victory Rover is comfortable, spacious and really pleasant. The guided tour is actually... More

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Nebraska
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We decided to take this 2 hour cruise based on other reviews and it did not disappoint. Learned a lot about the area and what goes on here. Had a nice day for the cruise also. Highly recommend.

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Columbus, Ohio
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I had to take a day off from walking, and this sounded ideal. One boards the boat at NAUTICUS which is where one buys tickets, There are 2 stars here...the cruise boat and the Navy ships one sees. The boat is very comfortable. I took a Dramamine one hour before, but I don't think there is a need for this.... More

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Nottingham
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275 reviews 275 reviews
62 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Enjoyed the 2 hour tour. Chad, the captain spoke very clearly and was extremely informative. We added the nauticus extra option which was worthwhile. We sat on the right which gave the best views on the way out. For more photo options there is space down some steps at the front of the boat. Just in case you sit at... More

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Orange, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I with our son, his wife and 3 children, age 6,5, and 2 enjoyed this boat ride very much. It was educational for the 5 and 6 yr old and even the 2 yr old didn't get bored as she viewed all the ships and explored the boat. The 6 yr old was intrigued with the Hospital... More

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Bellmawr, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This tour was my part of my itinerary. but glad i change my mind. You board the boat near the Nautilus Museum. You get see many of the US Navy ships that are in-port . They narrated what you are passing by on the water sometimes you pass ships that are either leave or coming back to port. if you... More

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Portland, Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was wonderful. We saw the expected Naval boats but also saw commercial boat loading areas, coal loading areas, Norfolk and Hampton shorelines, and a special treat was seeing a whale. The captain was fantastic narrating the tour and slowing the boat down at interesting sites for pictures. After hearing us rave about this tour several relatives started planning how... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What a relaxing two-hours. The perfect way to understand more about the powerful activity that takes place on these local waterways. The Captain and Crew were very hospitable. The Captain's narration was exceptional. We chose the 5:30-7:30 p.m. and lucked out with beautiful weather too. With 5 children under 11 and 4 adults we all completely enjoyed different aspects. Snacks,... More

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Apex, North Carolina, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My 6 year love LOVED IT. His dad and teenager brother too. We got to see several ships. This particular ship is very clean. Stuff is all about security. Very nice. Their prices for snacks/adult drinks are REALLY reasonable.

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nicely narrated two hour tour....comfortable and clean vessel...interesting sights and information...helpful orientation to the many components of the greater Norfolk area...excellent value....

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