Enjoy majestic vistas of the world's largest natural harbor from the decks of this sightseeing boat. See the many sights and hear tales of Blackbeard, Captain John Smith and the First Settlers, Fort Monroe, Fort Wool and the famous Battle of the Ironclads - the Monitor and the Merrimac!
You'll also get an awe-inspiring view of the magnificent Chesapeake Bay and take you for an in-depth view of the massive warships at the Norfolk Naval Base. Situated just a short drive from both Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, this cruise down the Hampton River is a great day out on the water!
11:00 am - Tuesday through Saturday
2:00 pm on Sunday
(Mid April through October)
Your cruise will proceed out of the Hampton River, passing the point where Blackbeard's severed head was displayed on a post after his capture. Entering the Hampton Roads Harbor, you will be sailing the waters of Captain John Smith and the First Settlers. Your tour continues past Fort Monroe with a close-up view of the oldest operating lighthouse in America, and a look at the magnificent Chesapeake Bay. The cruise will transverse around Fort Wool, a Civil War Island Fortress. The highlight of your cruise is an in-depth view of the massive warships at the Norfolk Naval Base. Returning to Hampton features a captivating narration of the famous Battle of the Ironclads: the Monitor & the Merrimac!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the boat Wheelchair accessible? -- Yes, however, we are unable to accommodate motorized chairs.
Is the boat heated or air-conditioned? -- No, but there is a nice breeze all summer long.
Does the vessel depart rain or shine? -- Yes - although, in the event of severe weather, cruises may be canceled or cruises already underway may return to the dock early.
Can I bring Food or Drink on board? -- No. We have a full-service snack bar onboard.
Do I need a reservation? -- Reservations are highly recommended, especially during the summer months.
Is payment required at time of reservation? -- Yes. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Where do we park? -- Free parking is available dockside - location to be specified on your E-Ticket.
Will I get seasick? -- Not likely.
This tour does not include a hotel pick-up. Check-in is at the Hampton Maritime Center (details on E-Ticket).
There are no refunds. All sales are final.
If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.
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