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American Rover Sailing Cruises

#3 of 11 Tours in Norfolk
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Address: 333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-3202
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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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Our spring break cruise

We had a really lovely short cruise on the Rover. The crew was delightful and the ship was spotless. We learned quite a bit as well from the captain who was the tour guide.

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Reviewed 3 days ago
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Charlotte, North Carolina

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a really lovely short cruise on the Rover. The crew was delightful and the ship was spotless. We learned quite a bit as well from the captain who was the tour guide.

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

Thanks for sailing with us! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed the cruise. The Crew Members were really nice and made it fun ans entertaining. Must try again.

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

Thanks for sailing with us - hope to see you aboard again in the future! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I purchased a Groupon for this tour for my boyfriend and I. I recently moved to Norfolk from Virginia Beach and wanted to learn a little more about Norfolk and its history. The tour ran very smoothly and the views were great, not to mention the ship itself was beautiful. The narrator who spoke the 1st hour had some great... More 

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

Thanks for sailing with us - sorry to hear the cruise did not meet your expectations - I would welcome the chance to discuss your experience in greater detail - I can be reached at 757-627-7245 or at tom@rovercruises.com More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fortunately it was a nice day too be on a boat. A young blond crew member was nice. Captain was unfriendly and had no personality! Monotone voice of fact do Fortunately it was a nice sunny sailing day. The young blond crew member was very personable. Unfortunately the captain was unfriendly and spouted off monotone facts. It is apparent he... More 

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

Thanks for sailing with us - sorry to hear you did not have a more enjoyable sail - I would like to discuss your experience in greater detail - I can be reached at 757-627-7245 or by email: tom@rovercruises.com Regards Tom More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very well run, organized, fun thing to do in Norfolk! The booking and sailing was seamless from start to finish. The ship was not crowded at all. Entertainment was very good!

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

Thanks for cruising with us - glad you enjoyed the sail! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We have taken several cruises in the Norfolk area.The other cruises are on motor ships. This was a Sailing vessel and it was a good value at $22 per person . It was crowded even though it was not a sold out cruise, since people let their children run all over the ship! This Schooner is a really nicely made... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took a harbor tour of Norfolk on the American Rover. It was very nice. I would recommend the afternoon trip over the evening tour. You can see much more during the day.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The Sunset Cruise is amazing - definitely a couples activity. I went with a friend, who is a school teacher, so she thoroughly enjoyed, naturally. Very informational and as a resident of Norfolk, VA, I learned things about the city that I never knew. I would recommend this cruise to anyone. The crew was amazing, the captain and the narrator... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Very relaxing trip. Captain was informative. Crew did a great job circulating amongst passengers with questions and additional trivia.

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Sunset Cruise was very relaxing. The weather was great, the staff was wonderful, and everyone on the boat was very nice. I enjoyed the live music on board. The captain was very knowledgeable about the Norfolk area. It was a 3 hour cruise that set sail at 6 P.M., word to the wise....there's no food on board, so make... More 

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