Explore the beauty of the Outer Banks on a 55-foot topsail schooner!

Or charter a private sail from the Manteo waterfront for your OBX special occasion (birthday, anniversary, wedding, family reunion, or bridal/bachelor party). The Rover can comfortably accommodate up to 25 guests.

The Downeast Rover crew is excited about another great season on the Outer Banks! We take sailing charters and reservations from May through October. If you would like to reserve your seat on any of our daytime or sunset cruises or inquire about a private sailing charter on the Outer Banks, please book online or contact us via phone: 252-473-4866. We look forward to sailing with you!

OBX Day Sailing Charters

Downeast Rover Day Sailing Charter group smiling on boat

Leave reality behind as you climb aboard the 55-foot topsail schooner, moored at Manteo's waterfront. Select your time of departure and get ready to set sail. Our Daily Sailing Charters around parts of the beautiful Outer Banks are sure to make unforgettable memories.

Day Sailing Charters

OBX Sunset Cruises

Downeast Rover sailing on sunset cruise

As the day ends and the evening begins, join the crew of the Downeast Rover and experience the natural splendor of an Outer Banks sunset cruise. OBX was voted 5th best location in the U.S. to watch a sunset, by USA Today. So reserve your front-row seat today!

Sunset Charters

Private Sailing Charters

Private Sailing Charter during sunset

If you are looking for that unique special occasion activity, the crew on the Downeast Rover will create it for you by providing an unforgettable sailing charter. Aboard your own private sailing vessel, celebrate on the gorgeous waters of the Outer Banks, NC.

Private Charters

Best-Kept Secrets OBX

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As Seen in Our State Magazine

Downeast Rover Featured on the Cover of Our State, Celebrating North Carolina Boat Towns, June 2022 Issue

Check out the Downeast Rover featured in Our State's June 2022 Issue Cover & "5 Sunset Sails to Take This Summer" Article

Roanoke Sound

Roanoke Sound takes on a different perspective when you witness dolphins swimming right in front of you, an osprey nesting on a channel marker or diving into the water to catch his next meal. This Roanoke Island, OBX cruise is ideal for romantics, nature lovers, photographers or for those who have earned a few relaxing hours at the end of a busy day at the beach. Enjoy the stunning views that Manteo and the surrounding areas have to offer, from the water. While aboard this majestic 55-foot sailboat, relax with up to 25 of your closest friends and family. Enjoy the sweet sounds of life on the sea while you celebrate your scenic and exciting cruise - day or evening.

Reserve Your Sunset Cruise or Private Charter Today!

The Downeast Rover departs from the Manteo waterfront. For a unique and memorable excursion on the Downeast Rover, contact us at 252-473-4866 to book your trip today. We may be out sailing, but we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.