Student Packages

Field Trips for Students


The American Rover offers 1.5 and 2 hour educational cruises departing from Norfolk’s Waterside Marina. Hands-on activities enable students to become active participants in the learning adventure.  On board, students will have the opportunity to set the sails, learn to tie basic knots, hear about the history of ships and sailing and take a turn at the helm while the captain discusses the tools they use to navigate.

The Program is aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning.
Hands-on activities enable students to become active participants in the learning adventure.

Standards of Learning


Students will:

  • Set the sails
  • Steer the ship
  • Learn how the Captain navigates
  • Hear stories of Mariner History and Life
  • Tie Sailor Knots
  • Interact in Group Activities
  • Learn the History of Ships and Sailing
group on a boat

$9.00 per student for 1 1/2 Hours
$12.00 per student for 2 Hours
The program can be performed Dock Side or Under Way.
One comp per each 25 students
60 passengers minimum/120 passenger maximum
Available April – November

students on a boat
american rover sign with students

Student Party Cruise


Dance the night away while cruising the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads Harbor.

Two-hour cruise with DJ

$21.95 per person

60-person minimum Sunday—Thursday
100-person minimum Friday & Saturday
128 maximum

All prices are inclusive.

Tour operator rates available.