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American Rover Sailing Cruises

Norfolk, VA

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Address: 333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA How do we get there? Number: 757.627.7245
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Setting sail with tradition and style since 1986. The American Rover is a 150 passenger Three-Masted Topsail Schooner offering daily 2 Hour Harbor and Sunset cruises under sail on the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River. Guests are free to lend a hand with the sails, take a turn at the helm, or just sit back and relax as the captain points out the sights of the historic Norfolk Harbor. This elegant sailing ship with her distinctive red sails is Coast Guard certified and inspected for safety. Ample comfortable seating is available on the shaded upper deck and there is ship store and bar in the spacious, air-conditioned below deck area. Cruises depart from the Waterside Festival Marketplace April thru October. Call 757-627-7245 or visit our website for schedule and reservations.

2 Hour Harbor Cruise Adults $28 Children $18 Lend a hand setting the sails, take a turn at the helm, or simply sit back and enjoy the cruise as the Captain points out the highlights of the Norfolk Harbor: The Downtown Norfolk and Portsmouth Skylines, Battleship Wisconsin, BAE and Metro Machine Shipyards, Portsmouth Naval Hospital, NOAA Headquarters, Portsmouth Marine and SeaLand Container Terminals, Norfolk Southern Coal Piers, Old Fort Norfolk and more. We may also see Navy Ships, Tugboats, Private Yachts and even the occasional dolphin. This daytime cruise is our most popular for kids and families.

2 Hour Sunset Cruise Adults $40. Both fun and romantic, the sunset cruise is the perfect way to spend an evening. After the captain does a short tour of some of the sights of the Elizabeth River things are turned over to one our ships’s musicians who will keep you entertained as you enjoy a smooth, relaxing The evening cruise is our most popular for adults, couples, groups of friends and company outings.

Mid April through May
2 Hour Harbor Cruise 3pmpm – Call For Schedule
2 Hour Sunset Cruise 6:30pm – Call For Schedule
June through August
2 Hour Harbor Cruise 3pm – Every Day but Monday
2 Hour Sunset Cruise 7pm – Every Day but Monday
September – October
2 Hour Harbor Cruise 3pm – Call For Schedule
2 Hour Sunset Cruise 6pm – Call For Schedule

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Harbour Cruise $28 Sunset Cruise $40



Harbour Cruise $18 Sunset Cruise $40


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American Rover Sailing Cruises FAQ’s

Snack Bar on Board

Hats, T-Shirts, Polos, Sweat Shirts, Post Cards, Posters, Pirate Figures, and More

Field Trip Packages for up to 120 Students Available. Go to americanrover.com for more info.

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