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American Rover Sailing Cruises

333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-3202
+1 757-627-7245
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Relaxing !

Enjoyed our relaxing cruise down and around Elizabeth River seeing and hearing all sights and... read more

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Patty W
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Great Evening Cruise

We had a great evening cruise up and back on the Elizabeth River. The crew was friendly and very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul S
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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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 good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-3202
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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed our relaxing cruise down and around Elizabeth River seeing and hearing all sights and sounds of a wonderful "working river" .....then ice cream after in Waterside

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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great evening cruise up and back on the Elizabeth River. The crew was friendly and very informative about each of the ships, sites and history as we sailed. Perfect weather and Steve Daley provided a nice range of music and songs from...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 days ago

A gorgeous day added to a great experience. Only disappointment was that the cruise did not go down the river far enough to see the ships at the Naval Station.

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

Thanks for sailing with us! Glad to hear you enjoyed the sail - Our sister ship, The Victory Rover, does Naval Base Cruises daily from Nauticus.

Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great time The crew were very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. A lovely 2 hours spent on the water.

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

Thanks for going on an adventure with us!

Reviewed 5 days ago

It's always a nice evening aboard the American Rover! I had a blast with my husband and friends! The weather was beautiful and the staff was very friendly!

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

Thank you!

Reviewed 5 days ago

The cruise was wonderful! The tour information from the captain was interesting. The crew was friendly. The musician was great and did wonderful with requests. Overall, this was a great evening and would highly recommend it to others!

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

Thanks for sailing aboard the American Rover!

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a party of 5 couples. Your staff could not have been any more professional or friendly! I can be difficult to coordinate everyone schedules. So after many phone calls, and checking of calendar dates we finally nailed down the time that worked for...More

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

Glad to hear you had a great time - Thanks for sailing with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I took a day time cruise. The weather was perfect. Soon after we set off the sails we lifted and we ran on wind power alone. The ship hands worked very hard getting the sails up. It was a very informative trip....More

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amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for sailing aboard the American Rover!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday night sunset cruise was slightly overcast, so no real sunset. Captain was very informative providing history of the area on the way out from dock. Due to wind conditions, the Rover was under power. On the return leg of the cruise, the Captain cut...More

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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

Very coordinated with leaving and docking times. Staff was very friendly. It was very windy that day, so the sails were not up the whole time, but that was not a problem.

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

Thanks for cruising with us - hope to see you aboard again 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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