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The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises

307 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Behind Poor Richards Sanwich Shop, Manteo., Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9398
+1 252-473-4866
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Stunning Sunset and GREAT Crew

My new husband wen on the Downeast Rover last week. The Captain met us right at the dock and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
travelgirl063
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Outer Banks NC
Downeast Rover - Top of List

We chartered a private outing. (Not as expansive as you might think!) It was wonderful. Kids got... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jcesse
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MANTEO
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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 dolphins and osprey nests. The ship docks and departs from the beautiful downtown Manteo Waterfront Marina located across from Festival Park. Reasonable prices for individuals, groups, and private charters. BYOB. Come see the Outer Banks from a completely different perspective! Enjoy a beautiful sail and the quaint village of Manteo for a day of fun and sun.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
307 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Behind Poor Richards Sanwich Shop, Manteo., Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9398
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My new husband wen on the Downeast Rover last week. The Captain met us right at the dock and greeted us warmly. We boarded quickly were very comfortable seated and they promised us a beautiful sunset and it was stunning! The best part was the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chartered a private outing. (Not as expansive as you might think!) It was wonderful. Kids got individual attention and adults had room to move freely. Everyone enjoyed the cruise. An added bonus, we were able to drift among a pod of dolphins -- too...More

Thank jcesse
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We do this every year and we love it! The schooner is beautiful, the crew is so fun and the sunset over the sound is lovely. Booking the trip is super easy and the cost is reasonable. Highly recommend!👍🏼👍🏼

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone in our family as well as our friends love the sunset cruise. The little ones enjoy getting to help with the sails. The captain and crew are great and this year I’m sure we tested their customer service patience as I had to change...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been taking the sunset cruise on the Downeast Rover for over 10 years now...every summer when we visit the OBX! It's a great cruise out of Manteo on the sound whether you get to see the beautiful sunset or not. Captain is very...More

Thank Ann W
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CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sailing with us again. We are so happy you return every year. It means So much to us.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The evening sail was a perfect ending to our vacation. The captain and his first mate were friendly and helpful. The sunset was beautiful and the sailing was very smooth. I have to admit I wasn't sure what to expect about the boat ride. I...More

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CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed your sail. Please come again. :)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this cruise of Roanoke Sound. It is laid-back peaceful and totally enjoyable. The captain and his first mate go out of their way to make it a very comfortable cruise. Can’t wait to do it again when we return next summer.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a two hour cruise for my best friend. We had a blast. It was fun and the staff were very nice. Very laid back and enjoyable.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going on this cruise for about 10 years. we always bring along Lots of snacks and specialty foods along with our favorite drinks. Sometimes we sit up on the bow area. You can get wet on a windy day but it's so...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We had such a great time with our group of 22! Captain and mate were so nice and friendly. Highly recommend this!

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Deb4Rob
9 September 2016|
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Response from CaptainKim | 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
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Clorlee
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
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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
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