Discover the Sights of the Elizabeth River, Port of Virginia and the World's Largest Naval Base


The Victory Rover has cruised from Nauticus on the Downtown Norfolk waterfront since 2001. Up to 150 guests enjoy plenty of comfortable seating, an air-conditioned enclosed deck, an open-air shaded upper deck, snack bar, and souvenir shop. We are proud to offer the #1 tour in Norfolk on TripAdvisor.

While cruising the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River, you will tour one of the world’s busiest seaports including the world’s largest naval base, home of the Atlantic Fleet: destroyers, submarines, guided missile cruisers, aircraft carriers and more.

Set Sail on the #1 Tour in Norfolk

Very worthwhile

This was a two-hour cruise up and down the river that toured the largest naval fleet in the world! The docent who narrated the tour told us extremely interesting facts about the multitude of ships we viewed.

– Brian K. | TripAdvisor
Totally worth two hours - amazing!

Loved this cruise! Makes you appreciate the might of the American Navy! Being from landlocked Ohio I never get to see anything from the Navy so this was amazing. Loved the narrative and the obvious pride in what the American Navy stands for. Saw some dolphins which were a bonus! Spent time in the museum afterward. The cruise ship has a little snack bar and a few gift items. Buy a t-shirt and support them. Totally recommend this cruise!

– Marsha H. | TripAdvisor
Outstanding experience

An old Navy friend visited me and we decided to take this cruise.it was a great decision. The guide was unbelievably knowledgable, not only of the area but about all the ships we passed by as well. The surprising part for me was the fact that, even though I have lived here for many years, I was amazed by how much I learned about our area. I would recommend it to residents of this area and visitors alike.

– Mike S. | TripAdvisor
Great Information about Norfolk, the Navy Shipyard and Waterways

What an informative 2 hour tour. The boat and it's staff were spectacular. The tour guide provided great details about the area and was well informed about the ships in the area.

– Jenny A. | TripAdvisor
Excellent, fact-filled tour, well worth $25

This is a great way to spend two hours. Bang on time as we left the jetty and it wasn't a minute in when the captain started to tell us all about the many ships around the naval base. Very informative and good fun, a little humour would have lightened the mood possibly but there didn't seem to be room for that during the ninety minutes of facts and figures about the shipping and buildings surrounding the naval base.

– Steve R. | TripAdvisor
An October afternoon well spent

The tour was information and entertainment nonstop from boarding to disembarking. As we traveled through the harbor the captain told us about history, ship building, commerce, and more about the US Naval fleet than I can describe. Clearly, the captain has a deep and comprehensive knowledge and is not reading from a script. Worth every penny.

– Heather B. | TripAdvisor