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The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises

307 Queen Elizabeth Ave., End of Budleigh Street at Queen Elizabeth Ave., Manteo, NC 27954
252.473.4866
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Ranked #6 of 20 activities in Manteo
Type: Tours
Owner description: The Downeast Rover is a 55-foot topsail schooner offering sailing tours of the Roanoke Sound in the Outer Banks of North Carolina several times daily... more » Owner description: The Downeast Rover is a 55-foot topsail schooner offering sailing tours of the Roanoke Sound in the Outer Banks of North Carolina several times daily including sunset. The ship showcases views including the Jockey’s Ridge sand dunes, leaping dolphins and osprey nests. The ship docks and departs from the beautiful downtown Manteo Waterfront Marina located across from Festival Park. Reasonable prices for individuals, groups, and private charters. BYOB. Come see the Outer Banks from a completely different perspective! Enjoy a beautiful sail and the quaint village of Manteo for a day of fun and sun. « less
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Our last night in Manteo with my wife of 30 years celebration was capped by this sailboat cruise. Not much wind that evening but were very lucky with storms in forecast. Did not rain where we were but on the open water saw less than half a mile on the banks rain was pouring. Neat effect when you could see... More

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Crozet, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My newlywed wife and I took a cooler on a sunset cruise on the Downeast Rover. We were the last in the boat and sat on the bench in the bow (I think we got the best seats). The mate was helpful with moving my cooler on the boat and offered corkscrews, cups, ice, and even their bathroom. He was... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Six of us had made reservations for the Sunset cruise for Friday, but when we saw the weather might be questionable, we called and asked if we could possibly schedule for Thursday instead. Kim was very cooperative in rescheduling. Unfortunately, the weather was not so cooperative on Thursday, and the trip was cancelled. Kim automatically rebooked us for Friday, which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Four of us wanted to experience our first time on a sail boat. We saw an advertisement for The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises and called to see when we would be able to book a cruise. They had availability that afternoon. What a great time and experience. We cruised the sound for two hours on the sailboat and our captains... More

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CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Please sail with us again. More

Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was a beautiful evening. We sailed about 30 minutes ( after turning off the engines.). At that point the Captain heard about dolphins up ahead. He asked if we wanted to catch up to them or continue to sail. Four of us in the back answered "sail" but we were out voted. We caught up to the dolphins. It... More

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CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this review

We are sorry you weren't able to sail as much as you would have liked. We got caught up in the excitement of seeing the dolphin. Please call us the next time you are in the Outer Banks and we will take you again free. It's important to us that you haves wonderful experience sailing with us and regret you... More

Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was my second sailing experience and my husband's first...we both enjoyed the evening but would have liked more information about the water and the surroundings. The captain and first mate were great to answer when we asked about something but it would have been nice to also have a little history or information as we sailed. It was a... More

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had a great trip out on the Downeast Rover! This was a quiet get-a-way from the kids for my wife and my anniversary and the Downeast Rover Sailing experience was exactly what we needed. The crew was friendly and helpful and the views were incredible. Most of the other guests sat up in front and I could hear the... More

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My Father-in-Law had been talking about doing this forever, so we had always wanted to do it. My wife and I got married in Manteo on June 21, so on Monday we took our close friends and family and went! It was perfect weather for the sunset cruise. We saw a beautiful sunset and also dolphins came right up to... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My children gave me a sunset cruise on the Downeast Rover as a surprise Father's Day gift. Captains Brian and Mason were friendly and cool. Once we cleared the harbor, they quickly raised the sails and caught the wind. They handled the ship well even in strong winds. They pointed out wildlife such as ospreys and brown pelicans as we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful time. We saw a beautiful sunset and dolphins swimming real close to the boat. Everything was amazing with a great crew running the adventure!

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