Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise
With the Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise, you'll experience a fully narrated journey through the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads Harbor, the naval base in Norfolk, VA and many other unforgettable sights of the Williamsburg area. As the only Harbor Cruise vessel in Southeastern Virginia, the Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise is a great way to capture the many sights of Virginia's oceanfront. The cruise stops at the Civil War island of Fort Wool where you will be taken on a 45 minute guided tour of the island and learn about the wonderful history it holds. And since your cruise will be narrated by a guide, you'll be able to have any questions about the sights seen easily answered.
Don't be content to simply explore the many famous land areas around Williamsburg, during your next vacation take it to water as well with the Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise. This is one of the many fun things to do in Williamsburg, perfect for a vacation to Williamsburg, VA. You may even see other fun things to do in the area while on the tour.
- Hampton Roads Harbor - Body of water that is a wide channel for the Elizabeth, James, and Nansemond rivers.
- Blackbeards' Point - A section of the land north side of the Hampton River where in the early 18th century the pirate Blackbeard was messing up shipping for the Virginia area. And the Virginia Governor had Blackbeard captured and killed and put him at this site to warn others of the dangers of piracy in the area.
- Capt. John Smith & First Settlers of Jamestown Island - John Smith was the leader of a Virginia Colony based at Jamestown, he led exploration down the rivers of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay where he became the first English explorer to map the Bay area.
- Fort Monroe - The fort was originally used to guard the channel between Hampton Roads and the Chesapeake Bay. It also protected these waters regions which approached the cities of Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington D.C. until disarmament in 1946.
- Casemate Museum - The Casemate Museum is a beautiful museum dedicated to the wonderful history of Fort Monroe and the Williamsburg region dating back to when Captain Christopher Newport's explored the area in 1607.
- Old Point Comfort Lighthouse - The Old Point Comfort Lighthouse is a fantastic lighthouse located on the grounds of Fort Monroe. The lighthouse dates back to 1803 and is the second oldest light in the bay, but the oldest lighthouse still in use. The lighthouse holds a lot of beautiful history and significance to the area.
- Fort Wool - Fort Wool is a decommissioned island Fort located in Hampton Roads. It sits on mile south of Fort Monroe. It was started construction after the War of 1812 when the British sailed to the Bay area to burn the capitol. The U.S. made fortifications around the Bay to protect the area. This beautiful fort holds tons of history to the area and is a great sight to see for history buffs.
- Norfolk Naval Base - A U.S. Navy Base in Hampton Roads region of Virginia. Providing weapons and ammo storage and loading area for ships of the US Atlantic fleet of ships. See beautiful Navy ships as you pass by this wonderful area.
- Site of the Battle of the Ironclads, Monitor & Merrimac - One of the most important naval battles of the American Civil War. It was fought during March 8th and 9th in 1862, in Hampton Roads. The battle was an effort of the Confederates to break the Union blockade in the area to cut off international trade from Virginia's largest cities.
- What type of seating does Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise have?
- What type of parking is available?
Free parking is available or parking can be done at the Hampton Marina Hotel Parking Garage for a small fee.
- Approximately how long is Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise?
The cruise lasts approximately 3 hours.
- How many decks or levels are there aboard the Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise?
There are two levels on the boat.
- What lake or river does the boat cruise on?