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American Rover Sailing Cruises

333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-3202
+1 757-627-7245
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Harborfest Parade of Sail Adventure

We had a wonderful time onboard the American Rover for our third year in a row sailing during... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Laureneliz77
fun, relaxing trip !

I loved the ride out, but the singer/guitarist gets kind of hokey after awhile, would prefer a... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
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Greenwood, South Carolina
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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 good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-3202
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a wonderful time onboard the American Rover for our third year in a row sailing during Harborfest!

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

Thanks for sailing with us again. See you next year!

Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved the ride out, but the singer/guitarist gets kind of hokey after awhile, would prefer a serious bit of baroque music to fit the theme. Classic classical, which he could probably pull off, but I have heard pretty good dinner music better than what...More

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

Thanks for cruising with us - sorry to hear the guitarist wasn't to your liking. Hope to see you aboard again in the future!

Reviewed 5 days ago

I work at the Main Hilton at the front desk and was given the opportunity to take a two hour sunset cruise. I took my partner along and we had an amazing time watching the sunset from the best seats ( right in front )....More

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

Thanks for sailing with us and for the feedback. The Main is an incredible Hotel to have Downtown!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Boat is lovely-crew accommodating. Lots of shade and seating options. Not the prettiest view in the middle with all the container ships but still cool to see! Captain gave good commentary, food snacks were nice, comprehensive bar selection (pricey but expected that) convenient parking in...More

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amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for joining us on Father's Day! Hope to see you aboard again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a group of 11 guest, the staff was very friendly and detailed in passengers safety, knowlegeable of the ship. You can dress casual , there is additional seating inside, which was very nice as well, the cruise was about 2 hours ,but did not...More

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

Thanks for sailing aboard the American Rover!

Reviewed 1 week ago

An informative relaxing cruise in beautiful weather. Harborfest was in full swing and we had an excellent view of the tall ships in the harbor.

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

Thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing time on the American Rover for the Parade of Sails. We plan to make it an annual event.

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

Thanks! See you next year!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful time on our sunset cruise on the American Rover! My husband and I loved it! Very friendly staff!

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

Thanks for joining us aboard!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This operation is top notch from start to finish. Harborfest 2017 marks the second year I've experienced the Parade of Sails from the decks of the American Rover. From the easy boarding to the wonderfully detailed narration by the Captain to the Bloody Mary's below...More

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

Thanks for joining us for the Harborfest Parade of Sail - hope to see you aboard again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great adventure. The crew were helpful, polite and courteous . The food was good and there was plenty available. Overall a fantastic time.

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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. Hope to see you aboard the American Rover again!

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