2-Hour Narrated Naval Base Cruise

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This Norfolk Harbor Cruise is Your Front Row Seat to the Naval Fleet!

The two-hour Narrated Naval Base Cruise departs daily from Nauticus, home of the Battleship Wisconsin. The captain provides an entertaining and fascinating commentary aboard this Coast Guard inspected vessel.

Cruising the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River, tour one of the world’s busiest seaports including the world’s largest naval base, home of the Atlantic Fleet, made up of destroyers, guided missile cruisers, submarines, aircraft carriers and more. Guests enjoy plenty of comfortable seating, an air-conditioned enclosed deck, an open-air shaded upper deck, snack bar, and souvenir shop.


  • Chevron down The Sights
  • The Victory Rover cruises the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads Harbor.

    We cruise past Old Fort Norfolk, The Battleship Wisconsin, Downtown Norfolk and Portsmouth, BAE and Metro Machine Shipyards, Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth Marine Terminal, Coast Guard Station Portsmouth, Craney Island Fuel Depot, Norfolk Southern Coal Piers, Lamberts Point Cargo Terminals, Norfolk International Terminals, and the highlight of the cruise – The Norfolk Naval Station – the world’s largest naval base. Naval Station Norfolk is home to destroyers, aircraft carriers, cruisers, amphibious assault ships, and submarines – just about every type of ship in the Navy’s armada.

    During the cruise, we will also see a large amount of harbor traffic including tugboats, barges, yachts and commercial ships.

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  • Chevron down The Combo Ticket
  • The combo ticket includes a two-hour Naval Base Cruise aboard the Victory Rover as well as general admission (white ticket) to Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin. The combo ticket is discounted and no other discounts or coupons may be applied. The combo ticket must be used in one day and can not be split up for different days. You should allow two to three hours for Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin. Nauticus closes at 5 p.m., so if you choose to cruise at 2 p.m. or 5:30 p.m., you should try to arrive at least three hours prior to the cruise so you have plenty of time to enjoy Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin.

  • Chevron down The Victory Rover Season Schedule
  • March Schedule:
    2 p.m. every day except Monday

    Spring Schedule:
    (April – May)
    11 a.m. and 2 p.m. every day

    Summer Schedule:
    (Late May – day before Labor Day)
    11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. every day

    Fall Schedule:
    (Labor Day – October)
    11 a.m. and 2 p.m. every day

    2 p.m. every day except Monday

    2 p.m. every day except Monday (subject to change – call to confirm)

  • Chevron down Nauticus Hours:
  • Memorial Day to Labor Day: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, except Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    All other times: Closed Monday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday.