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American Rover Sailing Cruises

333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-3202
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Relaxing and calming

This was our fourth time on the Rover. It is always a great time. We do enjoy the evening cruise... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Teri S
Nice evening sail

We ha a terrific time on the cruise. It was an evening cruise with music on the river. Learned... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Katherine H
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Louisville, Kentucky
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunset cruise” (66 reviews)
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“open water” (4 reviews)
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333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-3202
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"wonderful sunset"
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"enjoyed the live music"
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"relaxing evening"
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"second half"
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"perfect weather"
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"spend an evening"
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"elizabeth river"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our fourth time on the Rover. It is always a great time. We do enjoy the evening cruise over the daytime. We will go again.

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amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for sailing with us!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We ha a terrific time on the cruise. It was an evening cruise with music on the river. Learned alot about the area as well as saw the sunset. Really enjoyed the evening.

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amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for sailing with us!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Peaceful, relaxing 2 hour sunset cruise. Learned more about my region's history (naval vessels, shipbuilding, coal yard, shipping port etc). Outbound, we powered up on sail. Lots of

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Thank you!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

. I took my Boyfriend for his birthday. The crew was very nice and informative. The ship was beautiful. We pick a pretty night but it turned cloudy and cold quick. Of course you can not blame the weather on them LOL. Below deck was...More

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amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed the cruise - thanks for sailing with us!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was great, the drinks were good. The captain was really good and announced all the different places that we were seeing and passing by. The crew was really knowledgable and great at explaining what they were doing and when they were doing it....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was pleasant, the view spectacular, the weather was great. Would have enjoyed an adult snack tray ( cheeses, fruits, and crackers perhaps). Great date night. Plan to return

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amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sailing with us and thanks for the feedback!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my lady both had a nice time and great lower deck.I wish they had cooked food to but it was a two hour trip so I understand.

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amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for cruising with us!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our cruise on the American Rover was a very enjoyable two hour experience. The first hour of the cruise explored the history of the region being travel while the second hour allowed time to enjoy the serenity of travel on the water. Our captain and...More

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amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sailing with us!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great time to enjoy weather, the inner harbour and all the ships coming and going. I enjoyed helping to pull up the sail! The Capt. knew all the ships and locations making it a very informative and enjoyable time. I would recommend to...More

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Thanks for cruising with us!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went on our first sunset cruise April 28th and it was wonderful! From the process of purchasing tickets to stepping off the boat our experience was great. The crew was very informative and accommodating throughout the ride. The music was during...More

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amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review! Look forward to seeing you aboard in the future.

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There is a parking deck for a fee that you can park in on Waterside Drive, you walk across the street and the ticket booth and where you board is dockside almost directly across from the parking deck you can not miss it you... More
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