Sunset Sail on the American Rover

Enjoy a Two Hour Schooner Sailing Trip on the Elizabeth River

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About This Experience

General Information hide

Sit back, relax and enjoy a two-hour Sunset Cruise aboard the Tall Ship American Rover on the Elizabeth River. Departing from the Waterside Marketplace in Norfolk, this Schooner Sail is the perfect way for you to enjoy views of historic Norfolk, Virginia.  

The fun of this experience gift begins when you head down the dock and are granted permission to board the 135', three-masted topsail schooner. Before departing, you will have the opportunity to explore this magnificent ship, full of exquisite craftsmanship. Once the Captain and Crew are ready to set sail, you will cruise through the Elizabeth River past Downtown Norfolk and enjoy views of the Battleship Wisconsin, several private shipyards, the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, NOAA Headquarters, the Coast Guard Station, shipping container terminals, Norfolk Southern Coal Piers, Old Fort Norfolk and more! Along the way the Captain will provide some commentary on the sights and the Ship’s musicians will keep you entertained!

Whether you are a native Virginian, or this is your first visit, this Elizabeth River Schooner Sail is one of the most exciting things to do in Norfolk!

Where It's Located hide

  • Norfolk, Virginia

Who Is Included hide

The Norfolk Sunset Sail on the American Rover Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant, unless additional participants are added onto the certificate. There will be additional participants on the sail.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

When It Is Offered hide

The Sail Trips on the American Rover are offered up to seven days a week mid April thru October, subject to availability. Sails depart between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

How Long Is It hide

The Sunset Scenic Sail on the American Rover has a sail time of approximately 2 hours and a total duration of approximately 2¼ hours.

Weather hide

The Norfolk Sunset Sails on the American Rover may be rescheduled by the Captain due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably, flat, non-marking rubber-soled shoes and layers are recommended for this sailing adventure. Participants should keep in mind that it is typically a little cooler out on the water, especially at night. Life jackets are available on board. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Additional Information hide

Food and beverages are not included, but may be purchased on board. The American Rover offers spacious, shaded topside decks with seating, climate controlled below deck cocktail lounges, clean restrooms and a ship store offering souvenirs, snacks and your favorite drinks and adult beverages. The vessel is inspected annually for safety by the Coast Guard.

Gratuity for the Captain & Crew is not included and may be extended following the sail.


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Reservation Information hide

All changes to reservations for the Norfolk Sunset Sail on the American Rover Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

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