About the Victory Rover

About Us


Rover Marine began operating cruises from the Norfolk waterfront aboard the tall sailing ship American Rover in 1986. In 2001, the Victory Rover began operating Naval Base Cruises from Nauticus, home of the Battleship Wisconsin.

The Victory Rover can accommodate up to 149 guests. We have a climate-controlled main cabin with large picture windows and ample comfortable seating. More seating is available on our open-air bow and top deck. A large portion of our top deck has an awning to provide shade. In our main cabin, we offer restrooms as well as a fully stocked ship store and bar with all your favorite refreshments and souvenirs.

We cruise the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads Harbor. The captain provides a fascinating and entertaining commentary over our professional quality sound system.

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Vessel Specifications


Operators: Rover Marine, Inc (also operates the American Rover tall ship)

Builder: Camcraft

Converted by: Seacraft Shipyard

Length: 95 feet

Beam: 21 feet

Hull: Aluminum

Power: Triple Screw 3 1271 Detroit diesels

Horsepower: 1,300

Coast Guard Certification: 149 passengers

Top speed: Classified