The American Rover is a sailing ship with a tradition of excellence. One the Hampton Roads area's signature landmark sights has been the red "tan bark" sails of the American Rover since 1986. Cruises aboard the American Rover leave from the waterfront of downtown Norfolk at Waterside Marina. At 135 feet long, there is plenty of shaded seating available aboard the American Rover. The three masted topsail schooner also has two climate-controlled lounges below deck, as well as restrooms, a bar, and a store.
Downtown Norfolk is situated in the heart of coastal Virginia, eighty minutes from Williamsburg, and only thirty minutes away from Virginia Beach. American Rover cruises take place from April until October through the smooth waters of the Hampton Roads Harbor and along the Elizabeth River. There are two cruises to choose from: the Narrated Harbor Cruise and the Sunset Cruise. Both cruises last about 2 hours and depart from Waterside Marina daily. Guests can sit back and relax during the cruise, or they can try taking a turn at the helm or helping with the sails. American Rover