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American Rover Sailing Cruises

333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-3202
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Relaxing afternoon sail

My wife’s family gets together every other year to have a little reunion. One of the planned... read more

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Bill H
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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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Father's Day Cruise

Great Father's Day event with family. Complimentary snacks were a pleasant surprise. Relaxing and... read more

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Tom R. L
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Ft. Branch, United States
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“below deck” (18 reviews)
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333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-3202
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"relaxing evening"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife’s family gets together every other year to have a little reunion. One of the planned activities is some sort of group activity, usually some sort of cruise. This year’s event was the American Rover. It was a good choice. The ship is beautiful...lovely...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Great Father's Day event with family. Complimentary snacks were a pleasant surprise. Relaxing and a good overview of the Norfolk Harbor.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I surprised my husband with the Father’s Day Cruise special and he loved it! We had a great time! The American Rover was clean and the staff was very nice and welcoming!

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

Awesome! Thanks for sailing with us!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our sunset cruise. The staff was terrific, the tour info interesting, and the entertainment was fun. Great prices for drinks and the cruise.

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

Thanks for joining us aboard the American Rover!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

the website gives the impression that you will see the aircraft carriers on the cruise. didn't even get out of the harbor. Was a total ripoff.More

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

Good afternoon - sorry to hear that you feel that way. I would love to talk to you to see what on our website gave you that impression. We do have a sister ship that does nothing but Naval Base Cruises called the Victory Rover...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The drinks were a bit over priced but other than that it is an awesome experience and the staff was super friendly!

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

Thanks for cruising with us!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a super fun cruise and all the staff was super friendly and helpful. The boat was super clean and services were all good. I just hoped we had free water available for people who weren't the drinkers on board as they offered free...More

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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!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our sail on the Elizabeth River. The crew worked hard and were available to answer questions. This made for a pleasant trip. We were also entertained by a solo singer/guitarist. Be sure to check Groupon before booking.

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

Thanks for cruising with us!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was by myself...ended up sitting upfront of the boat (I know there is name for that but I don't know it) and chatted with and learned history from four lovely ladies who were military wives. The inside was beautiful and staff all very friendly....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a very nice time on American Rover this past Saturday evening. Folks on board were all very friendly, including all the staff. Male singer was excellent as well. Trip was relaxing and fun. Well worth the money! Roger Eisinger

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

Thanks for sailing with us!

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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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