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Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises

Cruise Tours of the Harbor and the World’s Largest Naval Base Departing from Downtown Norfolk, Virginia

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


The Victory Rover has cruised from Nauticus, Home of the Battleship Wisconsin, 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. Our Captain’s expert commentary is a big reason we are 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.

The health and safety of our guests and crew is our utmost priority – with that in mind please be aware of the following prior to cruising with us:

  1. Limited to 74 passengers,  with social distancing.
  2. Face Coverings required in interior cabins.
  3. Purchasing tickets online or by phone is encouraged.
  4. Please maintain proper social distancing with other passengers.
  5. Please be mindful of signs on board as well as the Captain’s safety announcements.
  6. While not required top side, you are encouraged to wear face covering for other’s protection. Our crew will have their faces covered for your protection.
  7. If you or any other members of your group are not feeling well, please cruise with us at a later date.
  8. Our staff is screened every morning and will be performing extra sanitizing procedures on all vessel surfaces.

Get on board the #1 Tour in Norfolk per TripAdvisor

Great fun!

From the very first we were impressed with the professional and courteous crew members of the Victory Rover. Every one of them was extremely nice and very helpful during the tour. The boat was very clean and almost continuously throughout our time on the boat we observed at least one crew member wiping down railings and door knobs, etc. The tour narrator (docent?), was extremely knowledgeable. The boat was set up and managed to keep passengers at social distance at all times.

– JohnM743 | 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
Repeat Trip

I had been on one of their cruises two years ago so when I found out that they would be open on my next trip to Norfolk I booked a cruise. The cruise was excellent like before, the captain is knowledgable and does a good job of pointing out everything you see and some of the history of the area. I had no health concerns as the boat was clean and common touch areas were cleaned during the cruise. I highly recommend this cruise.

– karl167. | TripAdvisor
Awesome Experience

This was an awesome tour. My husband and I took our five year old son with us and all enjoyed the experience. The captain was extremely knowledgeable and the crew was very helpful. A crew member took time to answer all my son's questions about the naval ships he saw. All crew members wore masks and social distancing was taking place. We felt very safe even in this Covid environment. If you're in the Norfolk area, we would highly recommend this experience...even with kids!

– 233jessig. | 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