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Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises

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Address: 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
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NAVAL BASE CRUISES ABOARD THE VICTORY ROVER. Your front row seat to the...

NAVAL BASE CRUISES ABOARD THE VICTORY ROVER. Your front row seat to the Naval Fleet. 2 Hour Narrated Naval Base Cruises depart daily from Nauticus, home of the Battleship Wisconsin. The Captain provides a fascinating and entertaining commentary aboard this Coast Guard inspected vessel. Cruising the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River you will see the sights of one of the world’s busiest sea ports including the world’s largest naval base, home of the Atlantic Fleet: Destroyers, Guided Missile Cruisers, Submarines, Aircraft Carriers and more. Up to 150 guests enjoy plenty of comfortable seating, air conditioned enclosed deck, open air shaded upper deck, snack bar and souvenir shop. $20 Adults, $12 Children. Summer Schedule (June – August): 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily. Spring (April-May) and Fall (September-October): 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. 5:30 p.m. available on certain days. March, November and December: 2pm every day but Monday – 9:30am Inland Waterway Tours on Select Days

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Fun, relaxing & informative

We always take our overseas visitors on this cruise. You can relax, take in the sights on the Elizabeth River and listen to the informative guide talk about the sights and history... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We always take our overseas visitors on this cruise. You can relax, take in the sights on the Elizabeth River and listen to the informative guide talk about the sights and history of this area. The Naval ships are everyone's favorite. The best guides know the stats on each ship and sub in dock. It's a great way to see... More 

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Thanks for the kind words! Hope to see you aboard this coming season. Regards Tom More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

All 15 of us loved this entertaining and very interesting cruise through the civilian and military ships. Despite the cold weather and wind, we chose to stay on the upper deck where we felt closer to the ships.

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Glad to hear you enjoyed the cruise - Hope to see you aboard in the future! More 

San Marcos, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Great day out on the water. Excellent narration of information about the buildings and ships we saw. Even our naval flight officer son learned some things. Highly recommend even if you aren't interested in naval facts; if you are, don't miss it.

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Thank you for cruising with us - and thank you to your son for his service! More 

Kernersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We took the afternoon cruise in October. The boat is clean and modern and departs from a convenient location behind Nautilus. The captain was very knowledge about the port and all the navy boats and subs docked in the naval shipyards. Really cool to get a look at all the different ships. Aircraft carrier CVN-77, George Bush was in port... More 

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Thanks for cruising with us! Hope to see you aboard again the next time you are in town! More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We experience a wonderful evening with family aboard the Spirit of Norfolk. So much fun, staff, food and entertainment was excellent.

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We take this cruise whenever we vacation in this area and always enjoy it. The cruise lasts for two hours. In addition to narration about the Navy, the narrator points out interesting areas around Norfolk and Portsmouth. Seating is very comfortable, and snacks are available for purchase.

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Thanks for cruising with us! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

A well narrated tour on a clean, well equipped vessel. Highly educational and informative without being a bore-tour. You'll get up close and personal with some of the most awesome naval vessels in the world, and get an understanding of their weapons and power. In addition, we learned lots about the history of Norfolk, barges, wharves, container ships, oil tankers... More 

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Thanks for cruising with us - sorry to hear you had a hard time finding our ticket window - we will take a look and see what we can do to make it more visible. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I was pleasantly surprised and excited with this tour. The captain was very informative, the boat was clean and new and we had a wonderful tour of the naval ships. I would definitely recommend this

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

You see so much with this tour. We saw three aircraft carriers, with their groups, and three subs, and so so much more. How neat we did this. The Captain does a great job of narrating everything, and has a lot of knowledge. Safe, cruise, and they have refreshments available.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We took this Sunday morning Victory Rover Naval Cruise and could not have been more pleased. The ride was smooth and comfortable, and the narrator and information amazing. It was unbelievable to see how close we got to some of the world's greatest military marvels.

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