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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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I loved the sailing cruise on Lake Champlain. I booked a group of 5 with my wife and friends. Everybody was enchanted by the trip. Very relaxing and offers a different view of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Woodstown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We chose this sail over some of the more commercial tourist vessels in Burlington and we were glad we did. It was a nice 2 hours sailing on Lake Champlain without a care in the world. Captain Mike and Deck Hand Tripp did all the work as we got to see Burlington, the Green Mountains and the Adirondack Mountains from... More 

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mkqlts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful time on the lake with Captain Mike and it was a great way to get a different perspective on Burlington and the Green Mountains. While not a narrated tour, he was extremely knowledgeable and able to answer any questions asked. There were 12 passengers and it was a tad crowded at the start but once we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I loved the sailing cruise on Lake Champlain. I booked a group of 5 with my wife and friends. Everybody was enchanted by the trip. Very relaxing and offers a different view of Burlington. Thank you Captain Mike.

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

To say you were all "enchanted" is high praise and we appreciate you passing that along. The view on the lake--the city on one side and the mountains on the other is very special and I'm glad you appreciated it. It's pretty spectacular during the mid-summer music festivals and the fall foliage, as well and I hope you get to... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were hoping for a nice sailing trip on Lake Champlain in the vicinity of Burlington. We got that along with Mike sharing his great knowledge of the area's geography and history. We learned a lot about the history of trade on the lake, the development of Burlington, Vermont history, and Ethan Allen. It was a great trip. Thanks Mike... More 

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

I appreciate your kind words and am happy you found your trip both fun and educational! We also cater to our guests who want to hear nothing but the sounds of the wind in the sail, but sure do love it when guests share our interests and we get to talk about the history and geography that is so special!... More 

Altona, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We enjoyed this sailing trip. Weather didn't cooperate, and captain said we would sail if enough wind when we got out of harbor. There was enough wind one way, but used motor to get back. Would have been nice to sail whole way, but guess out of control because of low wind speed. But captain said we could put our... More 

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

Thanks for your review. We agree the lake is a pleasant experience regardless of the weather and enjoy watching how quickly it can change! We're glad you enjoyed it and it's always nice to make new friends--especially ones who are sharing their wine. I hope you make it back on a day with plenty of wind. Thanks Capt. Mike More 

Hudson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great sailboat ride. Enjoyed the ride with Captain Mike and Tripp. They were very knowledgable about the history of the lake area. The ride was beautiful. We really had a great time.

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

So glad to hear you had a "great time". We really enjoy talking with our guests about our very special lake and sharing with those who are interested in the unique history. I appreciate you taking the time to share your enthusiasm with us. Thanks, Capt. Mike More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Really beautiful day and enjoyable ride. Under two hours- perfect amount of time. Gorgeous scenery and sites.

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

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. Most of our customers find the two-hour (plus or minus a few minutes!) to be an ideal amount of time to enjoy the lake. For those who want more, there is always the option of a private charter of any length. I'm glad you found what was right for you and we hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Amazing sailboat ride! The captain and the deckhand were outstanding. The scenery was unbelievably beautiful and even when it rained we had fun and stayed warm thanks to their jackets and blankets. I would definitely do this again!

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

We're proud of our beautiful lake and our ability to show it off on such a unique boat. like you, I think even the less that "perfect" days can be a lot of fun. There is something adventurous about those times that a summer rain comes along and everyone gets to cozy up with the fleece. We look forward to... More 

Boynton Beach, Florida
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I did the sunset cruise with Captain Mike and Tripp and it was amazing! Beautiful and peaceful- and educational. Great time with great people!

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

"Amazing" is a word we love to see in our reviews. Tripp and I do our best to make sure everyone has a great experience and we sure do know a lot about the lake and its history that we love to share with our sailors who have an interest. No canned scripts for us! I'm so glad you enjoyed... More 

Antalya, Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I had a blast on the friend ship - we drank wine and sat on the prow and talked the whole time. It was a great way to see Lake Champlain!

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

I'm so glad you enjoyed your early season experience. It is so quiet and peaceful on the lake this time of year. It's a great setting for wine and conversation! More 

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

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