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Norfolk Naval Base Harbor Cruise

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.

What to expect during your Narrated Norfolk Naval Base Harbor Cruise

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.

What You'll See

On our way out to the Norfolk Naval Station, we cruise the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads Harbor. Some of the highlights of the tour include:

  • Downtown Norfolk and Portsmouth skylines
  • Town Point Park
  • Battleship Wisconsin
  • BAE and Norshipco Shipyards
  • Portsmouth Naval Hospital
  • Old Fort Norfolk
  • NOAA Headquarters
  • Portsmouth Marine Terminal
  • Lamberts Point Cargo Docks
  • Norfolk Southern Coal Piers
  • Maersk/Sea Land Terminal
  • Old Dominion University Sailing Center
  • Craney Island Fuel Depot
  • Norfolk International Terminals

Travel Tips

- The Victory Rover is accessable to standard size non-electric wheel chairs.