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Whistling Man Schooner Company

1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
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10 of us took a trip with the crew of Friend Ship for a bahlorette party. They were very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jessica124_12
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Portland Maine
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Solo gal gets wind in her hair

Had such a great time with Captain O and KW! Very relaxing with wonderful conversations and history... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jeannette G
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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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1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

10 of us took a trip with the crew of Friend Ship for a bahlorette party. They were very accommodating and were involved but also let us have our own space. Captain brought us our drinks, food etc throughout the trip. One thing missing was...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had such a great time with Captain O and KW! Very relaxing with wonderful conversations and history of Lake Champlain. Thank you so much for making a good memory of my visit to Burlington. Despite Gray weather things were calm and sunny on board! Jen

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The “Friend Ship” is a modern version of a traditional Downeast Maine working sailboat, the Friendship Sloop. And it is a beauty, and a very nice way to spend a couple of hours on the lake. As a sailor, I was disappointed with the unnecessarily...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Captain Mathias and his able ship's mate Kirsten (K-Dub...she did not Dubstep for us) provided us with an entertaining and informative 2 hr. sail on the beautiful Lake Champlain. The Captain was quite the storyteller, mixing humor with historic accounts that were sometimes reminiscent of...More

Thank Bill B
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WhistlingManCaptain, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Sherman and Peabody - I think KW and Mathias might have their Halloween costume picked out! Thank you so much for your review and I'm glad you had a good time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ten of us took an afternoon cruise with Captain Mathias and Mate Kirsten on a beautiful June day. We had a wonderful time, celebrated a 75th birthday with cake and champagne and enjoyed lots of stories. We also learned about sailing and some interesting facts...More

Thank Wynne G
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WhistlingManCaptain, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm glad you loved our little ship and we could help you celebrate a special birthday! Thanks for coming here to TripAdvisor to write a great review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned this outing as a surprise 75th birthday gift for my husband. It included 3 generations, plus friends. It was smooth sailing with great stories & much help from the crew. They thought of everything & kept us entertained, safe & comfortable.

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WhistlingManCaptain, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It's easy to be good story tellers when there are so many interesting stories to tell about our beloved Lake Champlain. Thanks for taking the time to post your wonderful review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful sail on Lake Champlain with friends. Captain Diddy and Hannah were the best crew! Organized, professional, and prepared. We laughed, saw wonderful views, took beautiful pictures, and enjoyed every minute. I highly recommend this company for any sail.

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WhistlingManCaptain, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for posting your kind and enthusiastic review. I'm so glad you had a great experience! Capt. Diddy

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a gorgeous and personal way to experience Lake Champlain! Went with my best friend and brought a bottle of wine. The captain was friendly and taught us so many fun facts about the lake. Overall a really lovely experience.

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

Thank you for your great review. Agreed, there's no better place to enjoy a bottle of wine and a good friend's company than out on Lake Champlain! Thanks again :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I enjoyed a rare warm May evening sail with Captain O on the Friendship. We learned so much and the lake was serene and relaxing. Will definitely return next time!

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Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That sounds like a wonderful experience! Lake Champlain is beautiful year round, but we've been so lucky with the weather this spring! Thanks for a great review, we look forward to sailing with you next time.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 11 year old houseguest on Friend Ship and we had an interesting and excellent time. The Sloop is beautifully maintained and the crew are friendly, easygoing.

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WhistlingManCaptain, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and glad you had a good time. We love Friend Ship so! Capt Diddy

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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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