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American Rover Sailing Cruises

#3 of 10 Tours in Norfolk
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Address: 333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-3202
Phone Number: 757-627-7245
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Set Sail with the friendly and experienced crew of this 125...

Set Sail with the friendly and experienced crew of this 125 passengerSailing Schooner. Offering Daytime and Sunset harbor cruises under sailon the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and the Port of Virginia.Help hoist the sails, take a turn at the helm, or just relax as the captain points out the sights of the historic Norfolk Harbor. Sunset cruises feature live entertainment. This elegant ship with her distinctive red sails is Coast Guard inspected for safety. Comfortable seating is available on the shaded upper deck and in our air-conditioned below deck area with ship store, bar and rest rooms. Popular for families, weddings, field trips,group outings and company parties since 1986. Cruises depart Waterside Marina in Downtown Norfolk. Sailing Mid April through Late October (Call or go online for Spring and Fall Daytime and Sunset Schedule)Summer Season (June – August) Cruises Depart Every day except Monday2 Hour Harbor Cruise 1:30pm (Adults $20, Children $12) 2 Hour SunsetCruise 7pm ($25 Adults, $15 Children). Special Moonlight Cruises and Themed Events – Inquire for more info.

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A wonderful cruise

My wife and I invited my daughter and family to come along. The two granddaughters brought a friend each, so it was four adults and four middle school aged girls. The girls liked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
lonscof
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I invited my daughter and family to come along. The two granddaughters brought a friend each, so it was four adults and four middle school aged girls. The girls liked the luxurious accommodations below decks and decided to stay there for the duration. They changed their minds when the ship started to move around. Urp! The ship... More 

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Stafford
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

American Rover Sunset Sailing Cruise was the highlight of our trip! The ship is very spacious and clean. We have done a couple other Tall Ship cruises in other cities and this was by far the best. The crew was super friendly and the Captain gave information on historical landmarks while cruising. Another fabulous part of this cruise was Steve... More 

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amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for sailing with us - glad to hear you had a great cruise! Hope to see you in Norfolk again in the future. More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband's wardroom chartered the boat for a private party to wish their captain farewell. The American Rover captain and crew were all excellent and accommodating. We enjoyed a beautiful night sailing the harbor!

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amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for sailing with us - we enjoyed having you all aboard! More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us went on this cruise and it was so relaxing and enjoyable. We certainly would recommend it for a nice evening out. Great friendly staff.

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Thank marigibb
amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for sailing with us - glad to hear you enjoyed the cruise and found our crew to be friendly - I will let them know! More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have taken the Rover cruise twice and recommended to friends. Very pleasant experience. Don't miss it.

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Thank cathy b
amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words - hope to see you aboard for a third time soon. More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

A great evening on the river, away from the heat of the city streets. Well guided tour of the city and river first half, followed by a genial solo guitarist second half. Small area below decks for snacks and drinks, alcoholic and non. Large sitting area if it rains or you are too warm. Friendly crew, even let the young... More 

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Thank scifipa12
amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for sailing with us. Glad to hear you had a good time. Our crew always welcomes help setting the sails! More 

Cary, North Carolina
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Since I am a sailor at heart, I would have loved a better breeze! BUT overall I found the 1:30pm cruise to be delightful. The friendly, courteous & knowledgeable crew provided lots of good information as well as the opportunity to help set the sails. The only difficulty I had was actually locating their slip as there is a lot... More 

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Thank Linda T
amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for sailing with us! I appreciate the difficulties you had finding us behind the Waterside District construction. We are working with the contractor to get some better signage - hope to see you aboard again in the future! More 

Sidney, Ohio
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37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We were on board the American Rover for Norfolk's annual Parade of Sail. It was an amazing experience. The harbor tour, the bagpipes, the canons, just incredible. I would go back and do it again and again. The ship is beautiful. The crew is amazing. It was quite an event and we had terrific weather too. One of the most... More 

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Thank Anna R
amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for sailing with us this past weekend - it was an awesome Harborfest! More 

Grimes, Iowa, United States
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We had a group of five. We called ahead for reservations but really didn't need them. Crew was very friendly and knowledgable. Cost was $28 for sunset cruise and offered $1 off for military. View wasn't of the prettiest but it is an industrial area. Still it was great. A gentleman played guitar and sang the last hour. (Nice touch!).... More 

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amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for Sailing with us - glad to hear you enjoyed the cruise. More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Having fun it was really nice and good food. Crew made sure we had a nice time even though it was cloudy and cool.

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Thank GLioness
amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for sailing with us - glad to hear you had a good time - Hope to see you back aboard when it is sunny and warm! More 

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