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The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises

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Address: 307 Queen Elizabeth Ave., End of Budleigh Street at Queen Elizabeth Ave., Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252.473.4866
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Description: The Downeast Rover is a 55-foot topsail schooner offering sailing tours of...
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.
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Peaceful Sunset Sail with Downeast Rover Cruise

We sailed in the “sound” with family in the evening. The sail was calm, quiet and peaceful. This is the first time that we have experienced being on a sailboat. Bring your camera... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We sailed in the “sound” with family in the evening. The sail was calm, quiet and peaceful. This is the first time that we have experienced being on a sailboat. Bring your camera because while on the sailboat, you can take some primo "shots" from the water of the sound as well as of the Marches replica Lighthouse and the... More 

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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a delightful 2.5 hours sailing in the Roanoke and Albemarle Sounds with our competent and knowledgeable crew. If you want to try your hand in hoisting the sails or even taking the helm, Bryan, the captain, and mate, Bill, are keen to let you join in. They freely share their knowledge of the Outer Banks, the weather, tides,... More 

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delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately we did. I'm sure judging by the reviews and the nice lady that runs the reservation office that this would be a good time. It never occurred to me that we could have too much wind. Of course the captain knows best. Just be flexible with your plans.

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Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This has to be one of the best things I have ever done on any vacation. The sunset sail lasted over 2 hours and was unbelievably a great time. The 2 man crew provided local information and made the sail fantastic, They even allowed anyone interested passenger assist in manning the boat. My Daughter actually got to "drive" the boat,... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A 2 hour plus tour with a very knowledgeable and fun crew. You can bring your own beverages and the sunset is amazing I took my wife for her birthday...she loved it!!!! A great value...

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Cleveland Oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Wonderful evening! Crew was great and the boat is beautiful! They were very helpful to us prior to the cruise as we came by to see if they had room for that evening's sailing. They went out of their way to help us. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is the first time we have had been to the Outer Banks. On the spur off the moment we decided to do a sunset "something." I found the cruise listed in a google search and read the reviews. My guy has always wanted to own a sailboat and learn to sail. I am so happy that Billy took the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

11 of us went on the 2 hour afternoon cruise to celebrate our friends retirement and had a wonderful time on a Windy day! Captain Brian & First Mate Billy were great. They answered all our questions and pointed out places of interest on both sides of the Sound to us. It was a very relaxing and pleasant time. Because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

May 2015, two attractive senior ladies wanted a safe, relaxed and memorable boat trip to watch the sunset. We weren't disappointed. The captain and mate did an excellent job. Our safety and happiness were their primary concern. We enjoyed talking to the crew and listening to them answer questions from the guests regarding the wildlife and local environment. All requests... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had a great time sailing with Downeast Rover. The captain and first mate were very friendly and knowledgeable and the views were absolutely beautiful.

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Address: 307 Queen Elizabeth Ave., End of Budleigh Street at Queen Elizabeth Ave., Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252.473.4866
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo

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