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Whistling Man Schooner Company

1 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 598-6504
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Ranked #2 of 21 activities in Burlington
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Morrisville, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a great sunset cruise with friends and family to commemorate my hubby's 65th. Captain Mike was full ofinteresting information which many of our guest were thrilled to hear. The first mate (sorry, don't remember his name) was fabulous, serving us beverages and snacks like a pro! we had ample wind and were even able to circumnavigate Juniper Island!... More

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

Thanks for the great review. It was a great group to have on-board. I'm glad everybody had a good time. It was a perfect night for sailing. Thanks, Capt. Mike More

Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My family set sail on the Whistling Man Schooner yesterday. We had a noon cruise. The weather was beautiful, perhaps too beautiful as our only complaint was that mother nature did not give us enough wind to stay under sail the entire time. My other complaint is that Cap't Mike did not whistle during our cruise...actually, that is not a... More

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

Thanks for the great review. You are right a little more wind would have made it perfect. I'm still working on that weather control stuff, but it's not going well. As for the whistling. It was a sailor superstition to whistle on-board a boat. They believed it would bring a gale. So I was really saving your life. We do... More

Burlington, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our second time taking a sunset cruise with Captain Mike! Perfect all the way around, we couldn't have asked for a better experience. We will definitely continue to take this cruise every summer. Very pleasant and professional, the right amount of information about the lake and surrounding areas without being overwhelming. We brought wine and snacks, very relaxing slice of... More

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

Thanks for the great review. It was great having you aboard the Friend Ship. I hope you come sailing with us again. Thanks, Capt. Mike More

North Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Had a fantastic sunset cruise aboard this classic vessel last night and can't say enough about what a delightful experience it was! A very friendly and professional crew made for a most relaxing and informative adventure. We have spent much time in Burlington and this is by far the best tour we have taken. Well worth the price and truly... More

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

Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed our boat and sailing on her. It's always a great time on Lake Champlain with great guest. Hope to see you again the next time you are in town. Thanks, Capt. Mike More

Burlington, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My daughter and I went on the sunset sail with Captain Mike and Trip. The views of the mountains and lake were beautiful and the sunset incredible. Captain Mike was friendly, professional and very knowledgeable about Burlington, Vermont and Lake Champlain. We loved it and can't wait to take other family members who come for a visit. I would highly... More

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

Thanks for the great review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your sail with us. The best part of owning the Friend Ship is being able to get people out on the Lake. I hope to see you soon. Thanks, Capt. Mike More

Underhill, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We celebrated my husband's 50th birthday with 3 other couples on a 3-hour evening cruise. We brought our own food and beverages, and from there on did nothing but relax and enjoy ourselves. The deckhand handled all of the refreshments and cleanup. We were blessed with perfect weather. Worth every penny. I can't think of a more perfect Vermont summer... More

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

Thank you for the great review. I'm glad you guys had a great time. It was a pleasure having you aboard. We even beat the rain. I always find that our three hour Full Moon Cruises are the best. Thanks again and hope to see you again. Capt. Mike More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our second time on the boat - first this summer. Always a great time and a wonderful way to experience Burlington from the water. Captain Mike was great - if you want a canned tour take a larger boat - for a informal and casual atmosphere this is the place to be. Ask questions if you have them and the... More

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

Thanks for writing a great review. It means so much to hear that our passengers enjoy their sailing experience with us. Come sail with us again, maybe checkout our monthly Full Moon Cruise for your next visit. Thanks, Capt. Mike More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Every year our friends come up from CT to do the sunset cruise. It's become a tradition we never miss! We should do it more often!

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

Thanks for the great review. It's always a pleasure hearing that folks make it a regular part of their vacation plans to sail with us every year. We hope you will continue making part of your plans. Thanks, Capt. Mike More

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Visited Burlington and immensely enjoyed this excursion. A big Happy 4th of July to Captain Mike and First Mate Tripp. The two and half hour trip was awesome especially the sunset at the end. The sails went up and the jib was drawn. This is a must. Brought a large cooler full of drinks adn food for all to enjoy.... More

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

Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed your sail with us. You might have noticed that I was smart enough to stay away from that habanero cheese. I hope you come sail with us again the next time you are in Vermont. Thanks, Capt. Mike More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I were visiting our daughter in Burlington and decided to book a sunset cruise. She and 2 of her friends joined us. We had a perfect warm summer evening with a gorgeous sunset. The Friendship is the way to go. We brought wine and a spread of goodies to have while sailing. The boat is beautiful. It... More

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

Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed your sail with us and come visit us the next time you are in Vermont. You have from great photos from your cruise. Thanks, Capt. Mike More

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