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Whistling Man Schooner Company

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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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A Lovely Afternoon On The Lake

A pleasant way to spend a few hours and get away from the world. We brought our own wine and food to enjoy on board. Over all it was a lovely and relaxing afternoon!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Amanda G
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Montpelier, Vermont
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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A pleasant way to spend a few hours and get away from the world. We brought our own wine and food to enjoy on board. Over all it was a lovely and relaxing afternoon!

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

There really is nothing like being out on a sailboat when it comes to relaxing! It's easy to feel like real life is a million miles away! It's nice to hear how much you enjoyed the trip. Come back for fall foliage. Thanks, Capt. Mike More 

Vermont
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We spent a girls-night on the boat with Captain Mike and had a fabulous time. We brought our own wine (which they kindly poured for us) and a picnic. The sunset was outstanding. We learned about Juniper island and the area history, and watch the full moon rise over the Green Mountains. I recommend this trip to locals and visitors... More 

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

Thank you for all the compliments! You seem to love everything about the experience and that is always so nice for us to hear. We appreciate you taking the time to tell us about it. Thanks, Capt.Mike More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We booked a sunset cruise on our last day of a five day visit. I love sunset photos so this filled the bill. There were twelve of us plus Capt. Mike and Raven. As others have said, it felt crowded at first, but after we got past the breakwater several people moved to the front of the schooner. They had... More 

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

We appreciate you taking the time to write about your positive experience. We're proud of the atmosphere we encourage on our Friendship as so many of our customers enjoy getting a chance to talk with others who are visiting from all over the world. I'm glad we can now count you among the "friends" of our "Friendship". And you're right-... More 

Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We did a cruise around the lake four years ago during 4th of July weekend. It was great. Crew are great. We enjoyed it so much we eloped on the boat the next year. Nothing better than a small service on a boat at sunset. Great any time of day.

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

How wonderful to not only have repeat customers but to have ones that like our cruise so much they make it part of such a special occasion! We're glad we could be part of it and look forward to annual anniversary trips. Thanks, Capt. Mike More 

Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The crew puts your drinks on ice and serves them up along with answering your questions about the lake and surrounding area. The cruise is relaxing, beautiful, and priced right. What a great experience!

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. We appreciate your feedback and are glad you had such a great time with us. Thanks, Capt. Mike More 

Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a great time with Mike and Raven. Beautiful boat, great service, great value! Strongly recommend.

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

Thanks so much for your kind words. We always enjoy hearing how much people enjoy our cruise and we're very proud of our special sailing vessel. Thanks, Capt. Mike More 

Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It was a pleasant time and made more enjoyable by the drinks we brought. There was no whistling involved but Raven the deck hand was a fun guy. Don't forget your beers.

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

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your sail with us and hope you'll come back soon. Thanks, Capt. Mike More 

Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

What a great trip. We took a Saturday evening sunset cruise and enjoyed ourselves immensly. The schooner is comfortable and the crew is a delight. The fact that we must have enjoyed one of the top ten sunsets of the century didn't hurt. We would do it again.

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

Thanks for your great review. We do like to keep our prices reasonable so that this great experience is not out of reach for people. Sounds like you liked everything about us and we look forward to having you back again soon. Thanks, Capt. Mike More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Our group of eight adults did a private charter for four hours with Captain Mike and Firstmate Tripp on July 30 from 5 to 9pm. While it had rained in the afternoon, at 5pm the skies cleared and the wind on the lake made for perfect conditions for our sunset sail. The 99% illuminated moon rose during the sail to... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time the describe your experience. Tripp and I enjoyed having your group on board and answering your questions. I'm glad the skies cleared and you were able to enjoy the beautiful sunset and moon. I appreciate your ringing endorsement and hope to see you all again soon. Thanks, Capt. Mike More 

Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 

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