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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
+1 252-473-4866
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We rent a beach house in South Nags Head and have all our adult children and their significant... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Raymond S
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Love love LOVE!

The boat looked better then we expected based on pictures. Crew was great and it was more then what... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Andrea D
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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  • Very good3%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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307 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Behind Poor Richards Sanwich Shop, Manteo., Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9398
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+1 252-473-4866
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We rent a beach house in South Nags Head and have all our adult children and their significant others for a week. As a surprise thank you, the kids rented the Downeast Rover for a 2 hour 4 pm cruise for our party of 11....More

Thank Raymond S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The boat looked better then we expected based on pictures. Crew was great and it was more then what we expected. We also had some 70+ people that felt right at home. Thrilled! Thanks Kim and crew!

Thank Andrea D
CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so glad everyone had a good time. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Please come sail with us again soon. :) Thank you, Kim

Reviewed 1 week ago

our family of 15 or so really enjoyed our sunset sail. the weather was perfect and we couldn't have had a better time. We had a picnic in the parking lot before we boarded and brought coolers of drinks. Highly recommend!

Thank lauramX2209RO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I booked a Sunset sail earlier in the week for her birthday as we were vacationing in the area for the first time. We originally wanted to bring our pet corgi with us as it said on the website they may accommodate well...More

Thank iam4pacers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a sunset cruise for the four of us, but the weather did not cooperate and our evening cruise was cancelled. But, no big deal! Kim who is one of the owners and handles reservations simply rescheduled us for the following night. Now that's customer...More

Thank Sarzyn
CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It really means so much to all three of us, Bryan, Billy and I that you enjoyed your cruise so much. Thank you for sailing with us and thank you for the glowing review. :)

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Our family, 4 adults and 3 children went on last Friday's Sunset Cruise. It was just great. We were able to sail eye Sound for over 2 hours! The Captain and First Mate were a very experienced team. We were able to see a lot...More

Thank ottoabc
CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you for much appreciated review. Please sail with us again. Sincerely, Kim

Reviewed 10 June 2017

We were a party of 9 ranging in age from 9- 79. Everyone had a wonderful time. The crew, Brian and Billy, let the kids help hoist the sails and do some steering. They were thrilled. We had a cooler of wine and snacks we...More

Thank ReginaMGeneva_IL
CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

We really appreciate you taking the time to review us. It means so much to us that you enjoyed your sail. Sincerely, Kim

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This experience on the schooner was just magnificent!!! The two man crew could not have been nicer. They provided us with entertaining stories of the area. We learned a lot about sailing on a schooner. The day was beautiful and the sailing was very smooth....More

Thank cpelts
CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thank you so much for your superb :) review. Please sail with us again. Sincerely, Kim

Reviewed 3 June 2017

We did an 11:00am cruise in May with 21 family members from age 2 to 76. Wow did we have a great time! Brian and Billy were safe, knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Our only regret was that we didn't book an hour or two longer....More

Thank Andy D
CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

We love family sails. Thank you for making us part of your vacation.

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful late afternoon cruise!! 3 couples and one brought and shared wine for the special occasion. Kim was quick to respond to our message so we could fit a sail into our trip! The Captain and his mate answered all our sailing, nature and OBX...More

Thank SCbelle2
CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

We were so glad you were able to sail with us. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. Sincerely, Kim

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Deb4Rob
9 September 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
20 June 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
16 July 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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