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Beautiful Day on Lake Champlain

My husband and I went on the day time cruise with Evan and Hannah. We had a beautiful day on the... read more

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beachgirl7679
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Amityville, New York
Extraordinary sunset

My husband and I had a wonderful sunset cruise Captain Hannah and First Mate Hannah. It was cold... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sand527
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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

My husband and I went on the day time cruise with Evan and Hannah. We had a beautiful day on the water. They both had so much knowledge about the area and the lake. We really enjoyed learning the history and local folklore. Would highly...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful sunset cruise Captain Hannah and First Mate Hannah. It was cold that day, and overcast, but the sunset was the most beautiful one I've seen... possibly ever.

Thank sand527
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just finished a fun and relaxing cruise on the Friend Ship. She’s a forty foot Friendship sloop, designed and built in Friendship, ME. While primarily running under sails, she does have an engine which helps to get her in and out of her berth, and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time, with awesome weather and an awesome crew. Can’t wait to do it again. Lots of interesting stories, and plenty of room for everyone.

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WhistlingManCaptain, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your kind review and hope to see you sailing again soon! Best, Capt. Hannah

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had a great time on the Friend Ship! The sunset and water were beautiful. The captain and first mate were very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and made sure everyone had a great time. We took wine and snacks on board...More

Thank April P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We has a great time on the lake. The crew was awsome and very knowledgeable about the Lake, sailing, and history of the area and had some great stories. Trip was very comfortable and we were well taken care of during the trip. Great photo...More

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

Thanks for sharing your experience hear on TripAdvisor! We really appreciate it and are happy that you enjoyed your cruise and crew! Thanks again, Capt. Hannah

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing time. Our Captain was very friendly and full of information. Would definitely sail again and would highly recommend it.

Thank Polli B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in Burlington! The weather and the wind cooperated to make a perfect excursion on Lake Champlain. Thanks to our crew we were kept warm and entertained with stories of the surrounding area. Highly recommend this tour! Thanks,...More

Thank Scotts70_40
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your excellent review! Seems like Mathias could call in a favor to Poseidon so that you guys could have a fun sail with great weather! Capt. Hannah

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to spend a summer's afternoon on beautiful Lake Champlain! So much more relaxing than the ferries or larger tour boats. It accommodates only 12 people plus the 2 who are sailing the boat. Hannah and Mike(?) were great- very friendly, entertaining...More

Thank pugismycopilot
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review! We really appreciate that. I'm so happy to hear you had such a fun time aboard the Friend Ship! Come back and sail with us next year :) Capt. Hannah

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I came to Burlington for a weekend getaway and decided to go sailing. We used Trip Advisor and found Whistling Man Schooner Company. All the reviews are right on! They made the entire trip perfect. It was relaxing, informative, funny, but above...More

Thank rebjr615
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Relaxing, informative, AND funny? Wow! We're blushing! Thanks for writing such a fantastic review and for recommending us to all who come visit beautiful Lake Champlain. Capt. Hannah

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mmcnana
7 August 2018|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
I do not know the weather patterns that well. We did sunset and loved it. I would check weather / temperature patterns and also sunset time. Ours was 7 to 9 due to daylight savings time. Just be prepared with a jacket or... More
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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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