Shore Excursion Details

Tall Ship Sailing Adventure

Virginia Beach (Norfolk), Virginia

Tall Ship Sailing Adventure


  • 21/2
    hrs Estimate Duration

Sail around Hampton Roads harbor on a 135-foot schooner, taking in the sights and helping to sail the ship if you like. After boarding the American Rover, a sleek three-mast topsail schooner, you will soon set off. The natural harbor is enormous as it encompasses the mouths of the Elizabeth and James rivers, which then flow into the Chesapeake Bay. The harbor is also quite historical, having played key roles in the American Revolution, War of 1812 and American Civil War. Along the shoreline, you will see lush parks, placid bays, small rivers and the Craney Island U.S. Naval Reservation. To enhance the experience, the crew will provide commentary about the attractions and historical notes. You may also join the crew, by setting the ship’s distinctive red sails, taking the helm or learning to tie nautical knots. The experience can be interactive or you can simply sit back and relax.

• Sail around Hampton Roads harbor on the three-mast schooner American Rover. • Be entertained as the crew regales you with local lore and historical facts. • Lend a hand by setting the sails or taking the helm, if you wish.

• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing. • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

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Note: This tour requires a moderate amount of activity at the at the guests' discretion.

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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