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Mystic Whaler Cruises

35 Water Street, New London, CT 06320
(800) 697-8420
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Ranked #2 of 2 Activities in New London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Mystic Whaler Cruises offers day sails, lobster dinner cruises, 3 day and 5 day overnight sailing vacations and private charters on the waters of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It was a perfect evening, the weather was just right and the sunset was spectacular. The crew were capable, funny and helpful. The food was delicious - tasty chowder and my lobster was large and very fresh. We sailed gently down the river, out and around Ledge Light lighthouse and then back up the Thames as the sun set. We've... More

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Dover, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Mystic Whaler crew and captain provide a fabulous sailing experience for a first-timer or the most seasoned sailor. Great food, ambiance, explanations of surroundings, and every passenger, from 8 years old to 92 years young this past Labor Day weekend had a wonderful time. None of us wanted it to end!

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Southington, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you're looking to spend a great day on the water with your kids or just some adult friends this cruise has it all. The BYOB policy saves you money if you want to imbibe but don't worry about the kids. Fresh ice water and lemonade satisfied mine and there was freshly brewed coffee in various blends the whole trip.... More

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Garrison, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We did an evening lobster cruise. The sailing and scenes were very beautiful. The food was tasty and we highly recommend the experience.

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is in reference to the 8/24/14 5 hour sail. Overall it was a nice experience and a check-off on the bucket list. The weather was great and the people on board were friendly. The food was good but small portions so dont show up hungry. The crew members were nice and worked hard throughout the trip. My only complaint... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had a great time - good food - staff was great...it was very chilly for an Aug night ur staff was great with blankets And hot coffee

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Galway, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We decided that our first trip aboard the Mystic Whaler was far too short so this time we opted for the five day sail and again, did not want to leave the ship when we got back. From my journal during the trip: July 29, 2014 "Occasionally we are fortunate enough to bump up against some greatness in our lives,... More

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texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

What an amazing adventure and experience! Can't say enough about it from the minute we stepped aboard....everyone was so warm and friendly - crew and other passengers alike. There really is nothing negative to say. Yes as other reviewers warn - if you aren't good at basic living and need all the luxuries of modern travel then it might not... More

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have been on the Mystic Whaler more than once and it is always a wonderful sailing adventure. The crew are always helpful and fun to be around. There were only 16 passengers when we went on our most recent trip, so the boat never seemed crowded. The cook was excellent and we had breakfast, lunch and dinner on the... More

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Rockville Centre, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

This was my second cruise w/Mystic Whaler. I found the crew to be exceptionally nice & helpful-owner David Folkes & crew member even met my friends & myself at the train & took our luggage so we could visit the town until boarding time. All the passengers were interesting people. Even tho it rained Ist day we went to Mystic... More

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