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American Rover Sailing Cruises

333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-3202
+1 757-627-7245
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Wonderful afternoon on the water

Our thanks to the crew and staff of the American Rover. We had a lovely afternoon on our harbor... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
Jean K
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Raleigh
Excellent Cruise!

The sunset cruise was amazing! The views from the water were fantastic. For around $30 a person, it... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
theospeedy
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Norfolk, 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 good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-3202
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Reviewed yesterday

Our thanks to the crew and staff of the American Rover. We had a lovely afternoon on our harbor cruise. Two hours was the perfect amount of time. The first hour, we were delighted by a slow tour, with explanations about the vessels in dry...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The sunset cruise was amazing! The views from the water were fantastic. For around $30 a person, it was some of the best two hours I have spent in Norfolk! We brought snacks with us and drinks provided on board were reasonable. A really fantastic...More

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amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for sailing aboard the American Rover!

Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our time aboard the American Rover, but most of the people on the cruise were drinking more than their fair share and it became a little rowdy for my taste. Once we moved to the back of the boat, it was much more...More

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amrover, Manager at American Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for cruising aboard the American Rover! The majority of our guests are very well-mannered - sorry to hear you were on board with some that were not!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed the music and the boat was awesome. Learned alot of naval and Norfolk trivia from the narrated tour as well the crew was wonderful

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

Thanks for sailing aboard the American Rover!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Crew was very friendly and patient with the kids in the Hands On Thursday program. Wonderful experience. Just don't plan ongoing to Waterside for lunch afterward or you'll pay more for lunch than the cost of the cruise.

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

Thanks for cruising with us! Glad to hear you enjoyed the cruise.

Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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

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

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

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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks 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!

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