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“Very Relaxing”

American Rover Sailing Cruises
Ranked #2 of 11 Tours in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had memories of taking this cruise a couple of times over 15 years ago, and it is just as wonderful today! It is a smooth ride with beautiful views, pleasant winds, and relaxing music. There are snacks, drinks, and wine available downstairs (even t-shirts and postcards!) Prepare to just enjoy.

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

Thanks for sailing aboard the American Rover

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"sunset cruise"
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"open water"
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"wonderful sunset"
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"enjoyed the live music"
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"relaxing evening"
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"tall ship"
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"father's day"
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"perfect weather"
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"captain and crew"
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"elizabeth river"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was less than I what I expected, but it was a charming trip.From the way the brochure sounded, it made it seem like we would go more out into the ocean. It was just a charming ride.

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

Thanks for sailing with us - our cruise is on the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads Harbor.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I rode the American Rover into the harbor for the kickoff of HarborFest 2018. Not only were the captain and crew genuinely hospitable, the ship was beautiful and comfortable. The Parade of Sail was a wonderful experience to start a lovely weekend!

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

Thanks for sailing aboard the American Rover!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the American Rover Sunset Cruise and have been going each year for many years. The cruise is casual, informative and lots of fun. The musician is always a joy to hear as he strolls around the boat and takes request. The sunset is beautiful for photos. The staff is great. it is quite reasonably priced.

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

Thanks for sailing aboard the American Rover!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The captain of the American Rover isn't aware of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. They also don't respond on the radio and just blow their horn. Take a cruise with a competent captain

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

Since 1986, American Rover has taken thousands of cruises and is operated by licensed professional Captains with safety as the number one priority and decades of experience operating in our busy waterways.

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