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Mystic Whaler Cruises

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Address: 35 Water Street, New London, CT 06320
Phone Number: +1 800-697-8420
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Mystic Whaler Cruises offers day sails, lobster dinner cruises, 3 day and 5...

Mystic Whaler Cruises offers day sails, lobster dinner cruises, 3 day and 5 day overnight sailing vacations and private charters on the waters of Southern New England in the summer and the Chesapeake Bay in the fall. Hosting groups as large as 65 during the day and more intimate groups of up to 34 overnight, Mystic Whaler Cruises offers you a piece of that old-world charm of tall ship sailing, with modern comforts and fabulous meals.

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Perfect getaway on Long Island Sound

This is a great way to enjoy a few hours or an overnight on Long Island Sound out of New London. The lobster cruise is a must. You can haul the sails or simply relax and enjoy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
Tita W
New London, Connecticut
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New London, Connecticut
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a great way to enjoy a few hours or an overnight on Long Island Sound out of New London. The lobster cruise is a must. You can haul the sails or simply relax and enjoy the sea shanties.

Thank Tita W
Acton, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This 3 hour tour was an 80th birthday present from myself and siblings to my father. My husband and I accompanied both of my parents on the trip and had a fantastic time! The crew was very interactive, the boat prestinely beautifull and the other passengers very friendly. The atmosphere encouraged interaction, resulting in a very social event overall. The... More 

3 Thank CindyG0201
Mystic, Connecticut
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The Mystic Whaler is a gaff-rigged schooner, sailing out of New London, CT. Maybe we were extra-fortunate, but the weather was perfect for a 3-hour sail on Fisher's Island / Long Island sound, while enjoying superbly prepared clam chowder, boiled lobster and wine (Brought my own wine). I highly recommend this, as it was a fantastic evening.

1 Thank Saylered
Holden, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Friends gave a trip on the Mystic Whaler for Christmas so the four of us went for a sail and had a wonderful time. Captain John has been at the helm for decades and he can tell you anything about the areas you'll be sailing by. Having an opportunity to help raise the sails was an eye opening experience. Even... More 

Thank prmac
Royal Oak, Michigan
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

My wife and I took the three hour dinner cruise and loved every minute! The Captain and crew are very friendly and accommodating, my wife is in a wheelchair and every effort was made to help her aboard and stow here chair for the trip. There was a large cooler with ice for those that brought beverages and there was... More 

Thank Paul K
Garden City Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Captain John Eginton and crew made the cruise a perfect experience on a lovely Labor Day. Lunch was a delicious chowder soup, barbeque chicken cutlet, 3 fresh salads, some beverages (you can bring beverages of your choice). Wonderful experience.

Thank Michele T
Harwinton, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

My boyfriend and I live in the sticks of CT. So traveling to Mystic is a nice close getaway. I researched things to do in Mystic and this cruise came up. It was so fun!! The crew is phenomenal. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and fun! You are allowed to help set sail once you are in open ocean. The captain is super... More 

Thank NIcole S
Madison, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I received this as a Christmas gift...All of my expectations were met & then some! The crew was FANTASTIC! The Lobster dinner DELICIOUS & the weather was PERFECT! Thank you for a delightful evening.

Thank SusanD52545
New London, Connecticut
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A very relaxing day in the mouth of the Thames River. As we boarded the boat and cruised around, the young crew was very pleasant and helpful. They raised the sails, and we slowly tacked back and forth around the lighthouse. The captain told some interesting stories about the sites. And they served a delicious freshly barbecued chicken meal on... More 

Thank Stansky2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary on the Mystic Whaler Cruise. It was simply awesome. Well worth the cost. The dinner was great and the view was beautiful. 5 stars.

Thank Gregory S

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