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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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Sunset sail

Professional crew, accommodating, full of information, let us assist with raising the sails... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lalahofer
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Sunset Sail

Easy to book, very professional, safe and friendly crew. Beautiful and peaceful sailing cruise... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Bill M
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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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  • Very good4%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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307 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Behind Poor Richards Sanwich Shop, Manteo., Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9398
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Professional crew, accommodating, full of information, let us assist with raising the sails steering at the helm. We had an awesome sunset sail and got great pictures of the sound and of our family. We would highly recommend this cruise!

Thank lalahofer
CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed sailing with us.

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Easy to book, very professional, safe and friendly crew. Beautiful and peaceful sailing cruise, just the wind across the sails and water against the hull while we watch the sunset. This is the way to enjoy the sunset.

Thank Bill M
CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sailing with us. We are so glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 21 August 2017

I would highly recommend this. I get a like sea sick if it is too rough. WELL, it was so wonderful and beautiful and relaxing I would definitely do it again. The two men that navigate this sail boat were excellent. They were a lot...More

Thank Karen A
CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your cruise. Thank you for sailing with us

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The family enjoyed the sunset cruise on the Downeast Rover. We even saw a couple of dolphin while sailing in the sound. They have ice and cups available and you can bring your own food and drinks aboard. When the are completely booked you will...More

Thank blargoe
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I booked this cruise on my birthday as a gift to myself. Guests are permitted to bring their own drinks & snacks (alcohol included), so I got a nice bottle of wine and toasted myself while watching the sunset. Most of the folks on board...More

Thank Janet S
CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your review and for sailing with us. Happy birthday!

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We rent a beach house in South Nags Head and have all our adult children and their significant others for a week. As a surprise thank you, the kids rented the Downeast Rover for a 2 hour 4 pm cruise for our party of 11....More

Thank Raymond S
CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

We love doing family cruises because of people like you. We are so glad you noticed the update on the boat, Bryan and Billy worked really hard on it this winter. Thank you for sailing with us and thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The boat looked better then we expected based on pictures. Crew was great and it was more then what we expected. We also had some 70+ people that felt right at home. Thrilled! Thanks Kim and crew!

Thank Andrea D
CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

We are so glad everyone had a good time. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Please come sail with us again soon. :) Thank you, Kim

Reviewed 14 July 2017

our family of 15 or so really enjoyed our sunset sail. the weather was perfect and we couldn't have had a better time. We had a picnic in the parking lot before we boarded and brought coolers of drinks. Highly recommend!

Thank lauramX2209RO
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Wife and I booked a Sunset sail earlier in the week for her birthday as we were vacationing in the area for the first time. We originally wanted to bring our pet corgi with us as it said on the website they may accommodate well...More

Thank iam4pacers
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Booked a sunset cruise for the four of us, but the weather did not cooperate and our evening cruise was cancelled. But, no big deal! Kim who is one of the owners and handles reservations simply rescheduled us for the following night. Now that's customer...More

Thank Sarzyn
CaptainKim, Owner at The Downeast Rover Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

It really means so much to all three of us, Bryan, Billy and I that you enjoyed your cruise so much. Thank you for sailing with us and thank you for the glowing review. :)

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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
19 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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