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“See OUR Navy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises

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
Type: Boat Tours
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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
Marietta, Georgia
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“See OUR Navy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Our visit was on a cold blustery day. The Victory Rover was a stable craft with plenty of places to sit inside as well as outside. The Skipper knew his ships and told us about each one as we went past it. I was so impressed with the tour as we went by about 20 major warships including Distroyers, Subs and an Aircraft Carrier. Some were in huge dry docks either being repaired or updated. The voyage gives one a very clear view of this major nautical area which has many shipping docks as well as the Naval presence. If you like ships this is the place.

Visited November 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Great tour - Rude Ticket Counter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We loved this tour. The folks on the boat were friendly and informative. It was an easy cruise for kids to adults. Access for handicapped were fine as well. We learned a lot and got to see the navel ships and harbor imports/exports. The narrator was extremely informative. The price was fine $20 for adults and worth it! Do your homework. This tour at 11:00, then a tour of the Wisconsin does not allow time on the 3rd floor of Nauticus. We hated we didn't have more time there. Our fault for not doing better research. Our only complaint was the rude ticket salesperson. She forced our family to pay an adult price for our 12 year old nephew. I guess she thought they needed the extra few dollars. RUDE!

Visited September 2012
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Angier, North Carolina, United States
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“A must do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This cruise was really good. You get to see the waterfront and learn the history of Norfolk, Portsmouth etc. as well as see the ships at the Navel Base.

Visited September 2012
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New Hope, PA
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“Informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Just took this tour. It lasted 2 hours with continued live narration. The captain is so knowledgeable we first thought that the narration was pre-recorded. Everything about the ships was explained in detail. The crew on board were very friendly. A must see, especially for men. The fee was $20 per person. There is a snack bar and rest room on board.

Visited September 2012
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Lewis Center, Ohio
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“Nice Easy Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Liked being on the boat and seeing the naval ships. Captain was very informative and even walked around and asked questions afterward. Restrooms and snacks onboard made it more pleasant. Take a jacket if you go, even on warmer days.

Visited September 2012
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