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Address: 1 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone Number: +1 802-598-6504
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Description: We offer two hour public and 2-8 hour private sailing tours of Lake...
We offer two hour public and 2-8 hour private sailing tours of Lake Champlain. Departing from Burlington, VT aboard the classic sloop "Friend Ship"We offer daily sailing cruises as well as half day and full day private charters from late May until early October. The Friend Ship departs from her slip next to the ECHO Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain at the foot of College Street in Burlington.
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Great for locals too!

As the parents of two very young children, my husband and I enjoyed the peace and tranquility of sailing on Lake Champlain during sunset...without the kids! :-) It was a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Burlington, Vermont
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English first
Burlington, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

As the parents of two very young children, my husband and I enjoyed the peace and tranquility of sailing on Lake Champlain during sunset...without the kids! :-) It was a wonderful date night. As locals, we see the lake all the time, but never have experienced it quite like this. Captain Mike and Deckhand Raven were extremely courteous and personable.... More 

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Michael C, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this review

Thank you. We love to hear from our local customers, too and are glad you enjoyed your date night out. The sunsets on Lake Champlain are something very special and it's so nice to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Come back soon! Thanks Capt. Mike More 

Effort, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Knowledgeable captain mike and deckhand raven took us on an captivating ride on Lake Champlain. We had our 13 year old daughter with us that was allowed to sit in the front of the boat and told us after that this was her best experience in vermont! Any food and drink wanted is also allowed aboard and served upon request.... More 

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Michael C, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this review

How nice that your family got to enjoy this special time together! It can be hard to please a teen so we're very appreciative of your note that we were a hit! "Best thing in Vermont" is pretty high praise. Thanks, Capt. Mike More 

Biddeford Pool, Maine
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My husband and I recently enjoyed a wonderful two hour sail on Lake Champlain. Capt Mike was very knowledgeable about the local history which we found helpful being from out of state. The view of the Green Mountains on one side and the Adirondacks on the other was breathtaking. Ravin was the ship's mate and he was courteous and helpful... More 

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Michael C, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this review

It really is gorgeous on Lake Champlain, isn't it? I enjoy talking about the area with our customers and I'm glad you found it helpful. Raven and I hope you'll make it back soon. Wait until you see it in the fall! Thanks, Capt. Mike More 

Burlington, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great day on the lake! You can bring your own beverages and Raven the deckhand will take care of all the bartending,

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Michael C, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this review

It's good to hear that you found the afternoon relaxing and enjoyed being waited on by Raven. Our crew truly do double as both deckhand and bartender so all our customers needs are taken care of nicely. Bringing food and beverages along really adds to the experience. Thanks, Capt. Mike More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had a gorgeous day to be out on the water. The other ten guests were all very friendly and Captain Mike and Tripp were experienced. We were disappointed in the lack of commentary about the area however. It was more like a sail with friends than the informative excursion that we had in mind.

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Michael C, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that the cruise did not meet your expectations of an informative commentary but glad that you enjoyed the experience overall. We hope you'll come back soon and I'd be happy to tell you more about your areas of interest. Thanks, Capt. Mike More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My girlfriends and I were doing a whirlwind tour of the North East. Our last stop was Burlington, and we started our evening off with a Sunset Sail with Captain Mike and his first-mate/bartender, Raven. What a wonderful time! We brought along our own beverages, and Raven took care of all the bar-tending. Seeing the lake this was was amazing... More 

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Michael C, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this review

We hope you do, in fact, return for another trip soon. Raven and I enjoyed having your group on board and are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed yourself. That's what it's all about! Thanks, Capt. Mike More 

new jersey
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103 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A relaxing afternoon on the Friendship sloop. Captain Mike and Deckhand Tripp run an efficient operation. Mike does not offer a "canned lecture", but rather answers questions or discusses topics of interest brought up by his passengers. An enjoyable experience.

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Michael C, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It's not to be noted for our efficiency as Tripp and I pride ourselves on our professionalism. I'm glad the more informal nature of how we share information. I know sometime people prefer a "canned" lecture but we like to adjust our commentary to match the interests of our various customers-- history, geography, local... More 

North Andover
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Wonderful trip. Lots of information about the lake, geography, history. Captain Mike did a fantastic trip.

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Michael C, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and appreciate your excellent rating. It sounds like you learned some useful information. Come back and sail with us again soon! Thanks, Capt. Mike More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Captain Mike was the quintessence of professionalism, taking my family out on what turned out to be a 45 minute cruise due to incoming weather. He literally docked the boat as the rain started to pour down, and in a gesture I wasn't expecting, he offered to refund us the whole sum. But we declined, since he had gotten us... More 

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Michael C, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this review

Thank you very much. There is much about being a Captain that one can't control- -the weather is right up there at the top of that list. However, I always figure I am in control of my integrity and it means a great deal to me to always treat my customers fairly. It's nice of you to take the time... More 

Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My partner, friend and I were on the mid afternoon cruise this past Saturday...a perfect day to be on Lake Champlain. This is my fourth sail with Captain Mike and I consider it a "must do" each summer I am in Burlington. He is very knowledgeable about the Lake and history of the area. Because the boat holds 12 passengers,... More 

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Michael C, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this review

We lover hearing from our repeat customers and knowing how much you enjoy the experience with us. Coming back year after year is a real tribute to our efforts. Thanks for taking the time to tell us about what makes it so special to you. Thanks, Capt. Mike More 

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Address: 1 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone Number: +1 802-598-6504
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington

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