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Best views of Burlington!

Captain Mathias and Cory were great hosts for our private cruise. They were extremely knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Vanneyoung
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Fantastic Time!

My fiancée and I are visiting Vermont and saw this as an attraction to try out and we thought it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael B
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whistlingman.com Sail on the grand and gorgeous Lake Champlain on a traditional sailing vessel. Public and private charters available for an intimate, informative, and relaxed cruise.
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1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
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+1 802-825-7245
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Reviewed yesterday

Captain Mathias and Cory were great hosts for our private cruise. They were extremely knowledgeable of the geological features and history of the area. We were very interested to learn about the folklore of the local sea monster, “Champ”. :-)

Thank Vanneyoung
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My fiancée and I are visiting Vermont and saw this as an attraction to try out and we thought it sounded great. By far the best experience we’ve had in our three days here so far. Captain O and first mate KW were fantastic people...More

Thank Michael B
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

The best experience you've had so far?! I will share these kind words with Capt O and KW. Thanks for taking the time to post a great review - we're glad you had such a great time!

Reviewed 3 days ago

The sail could not have been more relaxing or enjoyable. The captain was a young woman who was very personable, easy to get along with, and very good at handling the boat. The first mate also had a good personality, and was very knowledgeable about...More

Thank greymatr
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow, thank you so much for your compliments! Yes, it's as much about the conversations you have on board as it is about sailing. Thanks again for posting such a nice review - that means a lot to us! Cap Diddy

Reviewed 3 days ago

Captain Mike and Hannah did a great job educating us on the history of Lake Champlain, had a great time sailing and would recommend this adventure to anyone looking to spend some relaxing time on Lake Champlain.

Thank hgodemann
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

How wonderful you were able to experience the peace that is sailing on Lake Champlain. Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I brought our 17 year old daughter on this sunset sail and it far exceeded our expectations. She is normally "bored" with sightseeing and even she was engaged and found Captain O's history of Lake Champlain fascinating. The water/sunset and surrounding views...More

Thank Jill H
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I'm so glad the whole family enjoyed themselves and that we pulled all our strings to organize the perfect sunset. Thanks for your excellent review!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really awesome! We took the 9:15pm cruise and it offered a specular view of Burlington skyline at time and also the stars. Many thanks to Captain O and Hannah for an enjoyable experience.

Thank kathleenachapman62
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're so happy that you found night sailing as magical as we do! Thanks for writing a wonderful review:)

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent crew, the Captain is fun and knowledgeable. We were only up for the day and they weren't scheduled to go out, but they did for us.

Thank charzay
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review! So glad to hear that you had a good time on board.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Captain O and Mr. Dulcimer provided an enchanting evening, with fascinating local history, lore and expert sailing skills. We loved every minute of our intimate 2+ hour sunset cruise.

Thank Christopher A
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Mr. O and Mr. Dalsimer are great, aren't they? Thanks for your review and so happy you had a wonderful evening!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We live in South Burlington and had some family visiting the area so we decided to book a “sunset cruise” aboard the Whistling Man Schooner. We packed a picnic with a couple bottles of wines and went to the dock behind the Echo Museum. We...More

Thank BistrodeMargot
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for being so descriptive about the kind of service offered aboard Friend Ship. I'm glad we were able to help you and your family enjoy the lake together - looking forward to having you aboard again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant experience. Weather was perfect. Crew was very accommodating and helpful. Highly recommended and well worth the time and money.

Thank Mike S
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Glad we wrote that letter to Poseidon asking him for nice weather for your cruise. Thanks for posting a review!

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Merykein F
28 May 2018|
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Response from WhistlingManCaptain | Property representative |
Daytime cruises are $50 per person and sunset cruises are $55 per person. More pricing information can be found on our website! Thanks for your interest!
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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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