The beautiful waters surrounding the Outer Banks are what make this area so spectacular. While there are many on land adventures to have during a stay here, we think a sailing trip is an experience of a lifetime and one way to see this piece of North Carolina heaven in a whole different way.
The Down East Rover is a premier sailing boat that offers some amazing cruises and charters. This 55-foot topsail schooner was built in 1984 and can hold 25 passengers and two crewmembers. The above deck is perfect for charters and the cozy cabin is complete with a kitchen, salon, two bathrooms, and room enough for six people to sleep. If you are looking for a special romantic outing or a great adventure with a group of friends, give he Down East Rover a try.
Their charters leave from the Manteo waterfront and you can choose from a day trip (leaving at 11am, 2pm, or sunset), a leisurely sunset charter, or a private charter for a group event such as a corporate outing, bachelorette party, or weddings. Their sunset cruise is a very popular choice as the Outer Banks is a stunning location to watch a sunset. Adults and children are $40 per person and the trip lasts 2-2.5 hours. You are encouraged to bring your own food and drinks and they will supply the cups and ice! You can find all of their pricing and scheduling on the website and many reviews from very happy customers. We are sure it will be an experience for the memory books.
Once you get back you can relax in your private suite at the inn, stroll the local shops, or dine in one of the local award-winning restaurants. There is so much to do and see here—don’t let summer pass you by without a getaway to the Outer Banks!