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Whistling Man Schooner Company

1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
+1 802-825-7245
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Amazing!

My husband and I enjoyed the sunset sail. The Captain was knowledgeable and entertaining. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Deb H
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Merced, California
Great afternoon cruise on Lake Champlain for my husband's birthday.

This was an awesome experience provided by Bill and his assistant, Mr. W., I think....such a... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
nataliespad
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Middletown, Connecticut
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Sail aboard a traditional sailing sloop on the grand and gorgeous Lake Champlain on a two-hour tour. Or charter this classic sloop for your private enjoyment with up to 12 people. The Friend Ship departs from her slip next to the ECHO Center at the foot of College Street in Burlington.
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  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“first mate” (67 reviews)
“friend ship” (45 reviews)
“sunset sail” (31 reviews)
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1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
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+1 802-825-7245
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed the sunset sail. The Captain was knowledgeable and entertaining. The first mate, can't remember her name, had insights and stories too. We were able to participate in the sailing of the boat. The sunset was amazing! Best thing we did...More

Thank Deb H
WhistlingManCaptain, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you had such a great experience. Thank you for taking the time to write about it so glowingly. -Mathias

Reviewed 10 October 2017

This was an awesome experience provided by Bill and his assistant, Mr. W., I think....such a pleasure to talk to each of them and their knowledge of Burlington and surrounding areas of Vermont was astounding and very interesting. They both love their town and the...More

Thank nataliespad
WhistlingManCaptain, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Yes, we do love Lake Champlain and this very unique place in the world. Thanks for coming along and allowing us to share that with you. And thanks for taking the time to write such warm words. -Mathias

Reviewed 10 October 2017

We loved our sunset sailboat ride even though the sun did not cooperate!! Captain Mathias and First mate Evan were awesome and very knowledgeable. We loved the history and beauty of the Lake Champlain area. I would highly recommend Whistling Man Schooner Company!! Thank you...More

Thank pekujas0425
WhistlingManCaptain, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed our weaving of history into your appreciation of the lake's beauty. Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. -Mathias

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We enjoyed the sunset cruise! The captain and first mate were wonderful and shared much history of Burlington and Vermont. A wonderful way to get out on the water and enjoy the beauty of Vermont. Thank you!

Thank carollindly
WhistlingManCaptain, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the cruise so much. Thank you for coming here to TripAdvisor to post your nice review. -Mathias

Reviewed 7 October 2017

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our sunset cruise. Captain O and First Mate Evan were safe, entertaining and knowledgeable. The boat was a little crowded with five couples total, but some moved up above the galley which provided more room. The cruise was very...More

Thank Richbutnot
WhistlingManCaptain, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

I'm glad to hear we provided you with some entertainment and a few tidbits of knowledge, while the sun performed a wonderful closing for you. Thanks for taking the time to write a descriptive review. -Mathias

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful trip on the Friend ship with the Whistling Man Schooner Company!! This is a MUST if you are in Burlington- beautiful views on Lake Champlain!!

Thank Hannah C
WhistlingManCaptain, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

It was a pleasure having you and your family aboard. Thank you for taking the time to give us a "must" review. -Mathias

Reviewed 6 October 2017

I was lucky enough to enjoy a beautiful day on Lake Champlain with my friends and their young kids. The captain and crew were SO wonderful it almost felt like they were part of our group. The crew was very knowledgable about the lake and...More

Thank ebradbury13
WhistlingManCaptain, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

We're happy to hear that the whole family enjoyed the sail and that you felt like the harmony aboard was wonderful as well. Thank you for taking the time to post such a heartwarming review. -Mathias

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Our first day of our New England trip was amazing due to our cruise on Whistling Man Schooner's Friendship sailboat. It was a brisk and sunny day on Lake Champlain and we were in great hands with the skilled and experienced Captain O and First...More

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WhistlingManCaptain, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

That is so delightful to hear that we were to give you your first great introduction to New England. That is what we enjoy doing. Glad you had a good time and thanks for taking the time to post a review here. -Mathias

Reviewed 1 October 2017

My husband and I came to the New England area for 4 nights to see the fall foliage that we have never seen. I found out about this sailing online. It exceeded our expectations in every way! Ditty and Captain O truly wanted us to...More

Thank GWayne225
WhistlingManCaptain, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

I love your sentiment that life is too short not to enjoy sailing on Lake Champlain. Wow, thank you. I'm so glad we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to post such a detailed review. -Mathias

Reviewed 1 October 2017

Our captain and first mate were excellent hosts. It was really wonderful to have a cruise on the lake where you can participate in conversations with the whole crew.

Thank bettingashes
WhistlingManCaptain, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you for coming here to TripAdvisor to post your review. Yes, it's as much about good conversation as it is about sailing. -Mathias

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David U
8 August 2017|
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Response from WhistlingManCaptain | Property representative |
Sorry, I'm joining the answers so late, but as you've heard from previous guests: there are no restrictions on alcohol. We have wine glasses and corkscrews and bottle openers, and if we must, we'll saber the darn bottle to... More
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melscats
4 July 2017|
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Response from WhistlingManCaptain | Property representative |
If I have to cancel because of rain or strong winds, then I refund your charges 100%. No sense in getting charged for something you can't experience. Hope to see you aboard. -Mathias
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Beverly312
10 July 2016|
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I'm so sorry that I'm only seeing this message now. If you have not booked yet through the webpage, then please give me a call and I can help do one with you on the phone. -Mathias
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