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Sailing Vessel "Friend Ship"

1 College St., Burlington Community Boathouse, Burlington, VT 05401
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Ranked #6 of 20 activities in Burlington
Type: Tours
Traveler Description:   The "Friend Ship" , operated by Whistling Man Schooner Co. is a reproduction of the Friendship Sloops that operated along the New England coast... more »
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Atlanta, GA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My husband and I were signed up for the sunset cruise on the Friendship on our August vacation to Vermont. The day we chose turned out to be windy and chilly, but we were prepared to sail anyway. While we were pulling into the parking lot, we got a call from Captain Mike, saying he had decided the weather just... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I don't often write reviews but feel compelled to do so for the "Friend Ship". We did the sunset sailing cruise on Lake Champlain and it was fantastic. The captain and first mate were friendly and professional, and made every effort to make the trip enjoyable. This was the perfect way to experience the beautiful lake, at an appropriate price.

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I enjoy sailing whenever possible, so we booked a cruise with Captqin Mike and first mate Shawn while visiting the Burlington area recently. To our surprise it was just them and the two of us, and what we got was a personalized afternoon on Lake Champlain. Mike and Shawn shared some interesting facts about sailing, the lake,... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Had a great time on the boat for the sunset cruise. It was really calm, and beautiful. First mate Shawn was really kind and friendly. Lake Champlain is superb. Really not expensive for what you get. Bring a bottle of wine and you will be in paradise !

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Michael C, Owner at Sailing Vessel "Friend Ship", responded to this review

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your sail with us on the Friend Ship. I love the pictures you posted. I hope you will come a sail with us again. Thanks, Capt. Mike Crowley More

11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

Seven of us, 4 Adults and 3 young teens, went on the noon 2.5 hour cruise. Two other couples we did not know were also aboard. The Friend Ship was easy to locate and there are many places close by to get sandwiches or snacks to take with you. We enjoyed Captain Glenn and First Mate Katie who made the... More

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Clermont, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

Booked this sunset sail as a birthday treat for my wife and brought along some friends including a 9 and 13 year old. I got a good feeling about this even over the phone from FL. When I asked if I needed to provide payment or deposit in advance, Captain Glenn said I only had to pay after a safe... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011 via mobile

My wife and I try and take a sail where we go on vacation. This was truely one to remember. It was just Captian Glenn, Katie, and us. We had a very pleasant sail and felt like we were with old friends. I was even allowed to pilot and help with the sails. Thank Glenn and Katie for a wonderful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

We were looking for a unique experience at the lake while visiting Burlington. We searched the travel sites and found many lake tour excursions. But the reviews of those did not sound like what we were looking for - until we found the Friend Ship from the Whistling Man Schooner Company. It is a much smaller, much more personal and... More

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Massapequa Park, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2010

Lake Champlain is a true treasure of New England. A wonderful way to experience some of it's beauty is by boat. The sailing vessel 'Friend Ship' is a beautiful ship piloted by Captain Glenn Findholt, an experienced Captain, a man of many talents and many more stories! Captain Glenn and his crew will make every effotrt to keep you both... More

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Somewhere over America
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

We just got done doing the sunset two hour cruise on the Friend Ship. It was a gorgeous perfect evening in Burlington and the lake was amazing. The boat is small but comfortable, the captain and first mate friendly, engaging, and knowledgeable. The star of the show is beautiful lake Champlain. This is a small boat and you are close... More

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