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The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises

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The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises
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“captain brian”(6 reviews)
The Downeast Rover is a 55-foot topsail schooner offering sailing tours of the Roanoke Sound in the Outer Banks of North Carolina several times daily including sunset. The ship showcases views including the Jockey’s Ridge sand dunes, leaping...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
307 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Behind Poor Richards Sanwich Shop, Manteo., Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9398
+1 252-473-4866
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All reviews sunset sail beautiful sunset captain brian hour cruise roanoke sound bring food relaxing cruise great sail including alcohol man crew cheese and crackers smooth sailing perfect end the outer banks highly recommend this cruise perfect weather private charter
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

We have tried for 6 years to go n this cruise. We visit the OBX every other year with our adult children. In 2014 it was supposed to be our anniversary present but it rained every day and we were unable to go. In 2016...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank brw0807
CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you finally got a chance to sail with us and we are happy you enjoyed yourself. :)

Reviewed 13 October 2018

Kim and first mate Watson did a great job of making us feel welcome and comfortable. The cruise around the sound was great fun and we were very fortunate to have many dolphins traveling with us including mom, baby and dad. We were able to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bflorob
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Very friendly and offered a few facts about the area....wish the wind had been better as the diesel smell was prominent where we set. Worth every cent we paid.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bill J
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We had a great Friday afternoon sunset cruise! The winds on Roanoke Sound were not so strong, though, so we had to spend a good bit of the trip motoring. Didn't take away from the lovely scenery and chill atmosphere provided by the Downeast Rover...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravelingM_11
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Kim & Kim were communicative, friendly, and easy to work with. We had a beautiful sail on the sound in their awesome boat! I would definitely sail with them again.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ChelseaRaePgh
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We were not sure what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised. Brian our Captain and Billy our first mate we're on top of everything. We could help out on deck if we wanted or just sit back and enjoy the smooth sailing. Will definitely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank George O
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We come to OBX every August for a family vacation. This was our 4th or 5th time sailing on the Downeast Rover...as always...it was a fantastic trip. This sunset sail is always a highlight of our vacation. Absolutely a “must do”!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This is our fourth time on the Rover. It's always fun, safe and in good company. They have ice, cups and a bathroom. You bring food and drink.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank K8459CWkellys
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We went on the first trip of the day with Capt. Kim and Watson and they made it amazing. Watson shared so much local info about Andy Griffin, Banana Island and so many more. Capt Kim found us some dolphin. And as we head back...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lorinda C
Reviewed 23 August 2018

My girl friend and I booked this sailing around 6:00 PM at end of July. It was really beautiful to see the waters, birds, clouds and shores after thunder storm during sunset. We were shocked by the beautiful scenery when seeing sunshine penetrating the clouds...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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9 September 2016|
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Response from Kim_0990 | Property representative |
Hi there Deb (and Rob?)! Our private sails range in price from $450 to $800. It just depends on what time of day you'd like to sail (sunset sails are more popular and more expensive). If you have any questions or concerns... More
20 June 2016|
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Response from Lrussett | Reviewed this property |
No not at all. Very relaxed boat ride and easy to get on to with the help of the boat operators
Patricia P
16 July 2015|
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Response from Lrussett | Reviewed this property |
I used it. Not that bad but I would go before hand