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The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises

307 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Behind Poor Richards Sanwich Shop, Manteo., Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9398
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Beautiful, relaxing cruise!

Our whole family (including 2 teen boys and 2 young teen girls) LOVED this sunset cruise. It was 2... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dawn B
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Nice romantic evening

My girlfriend and I had a great time. Brought on food and champagne and the captain/crew were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Connor K
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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307 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Behind Poor Richards Sanwich Shop, Manteo., Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9398
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our whole family (including 2 teen boys and 2 young teen girls) LOVED this sunset cruise. It was 2 hours of pure peaceful relaxation on the water watching an amazing sunset. You can take your own snacks and drinks, too, which is nice. The captain...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My girlfriend and I had a great time. Brought on food and champagne and the captain/crew were really helpful, even put our champagne on ice. We sailed up towards Jockey's Ridge, then came back to manteo, a total of about 2 hours. 10/10 would recommend

Thank Connor K
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CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We remember you! So glad you had a great time :)

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our second time doing this. It was every bit as great as we remembered. The crew, especially Watson, were attentive to us and gave us a great experience.

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CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. We will Watson know ;)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time on the sunset cruise. The six of us sat at the rear of the boat and had a relaxing time talking and taking in the views . We found the captain and first mate Watson a wealth of knowledge and...More

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CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your cruise with us.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Downeast Rover Sunset Sail was so beautiful. Very relaxing and smooth. The Captain and crew were courteous, answered questions, and were very hospitable to folks who brought food and spirits on the boat with them. The sunset we saw was an absolute bonus. It...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Capt Kim and Weston were a great team. Enjoyed our tour, very relaxing. Would actually like to be able to charter out even farther some day with them. Water was a little choppy, however we had smooth sailing. Our first visit to Outer Banks and...More

Thank grandmaangelshh
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CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon. :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the reservation process until be debarked after the cruise, this was a really nice experience. Captain and crew were courteous and gave a great sail around the bay. As this was our first time to OBX, I do wish there had been some narration...More

Thank darrell h
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had such a wonderful time. The crew was very courteous and accommodating. The cruise was very relaxing. I would definitely do this again and again. Recommended to any corporate or family group!

Thank April H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hosts of the boats were great! It was such a relaxing sunset cruise. We were able to bring our own food and beverages (including alcohol!). Truly relaxing and I hope to go back with my family for the experience.

Thank Shannon P
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed it captain and first mate were wonderful first mate help me move to the high side when the boat listed they were very informative on the rules very pleasant to sail with my daughter got to hoist a sail and it was at...More

Thank Janet S
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CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review :)

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Deb4Rob
September 8, 2016|
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Response from CaptainKim | Property representative |
Hi there Deb (and Rob?)! Our private sails range in price from $450 to $800. It just depends on what time of day you'd like to sail (sunset sails are more popular and more expensive). If you have any questions or concerns... More
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Clorlee
June 19, 2016|
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Response from Lrussett | Reviewed this property |
No not at all. Very relaxed boat ride and easy to get on to with the help of the boat operators
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Patricia P
July 16, 2015|
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Response from Lrussett | Reviewed this property |
I used it. Not that bad but I would go before hand
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