We invite (and encourage) our guests to BYOB (bring your own beverage) aboard the ship to make your event complete.

What to Bring: There’s nothing like setting sail on the careening waters of North Carolina’s Outer Banks with good company and your favorite food and drink. On the Downeast Rover, we encourage our guests to bring along a cooler filled with snacks, drinks and delightful desserts. Many of our guests bring entire picnics! Alcoholic beverages are also allowed on the boat, so celebrate a special occasion and sip your preferred beverage (including wine, beer, champagne, etc.) as you cruise along the Roanoke Sound.

What We Supply: On board the Rover we offer a large, shared cooler complete with ice, cups, glasses and even a cork screw. We will also handle the disposal of any trash during your cruise.

Got a Last Minute Craving?

Here are some of our favorite locations in Manteo so you can grab what you need:

The Stock-Aide General Store: 107 Budleigh St. (Located on the corner behind the green-roofed Magnolia Marketplace Pavilion): Ice, drinks, snacks, bottled alcohol and more!
Poor Richards Sandwich Shop Downtown Manteo
Poor Richard’s Sandwich Shop: 303 Queen Elizabeth Ave. (Located on the dock just south of the Rover): Drinks (including draft beer) and sandwiches to go.

The Hungry Pelican: 207 Queen Elizabeth Ave., No. 3 (Located in the elevated shopping plaza south of the Rover): Yummy sandwiches, homemade cookies and ice cream. If your order is large, please call ahead (252) 473-9303.

Restrooms: The Rover’s cabin includes two heads (bathrooms) — complete with toilet paper and soap! — There are also free public bathrooms located behind the green-roofed Magnolia Pavilion.