I just came from the Big Apple Cruise and my first trip on the Mystic Whaler. I expected an enjoyable, relaxing time. It turned out to be so much more than that! You receive a warm welcome and are treated as favorite guests the entire time you sail with Captain John, Pat, and the crew. We became a family over the 3 days as we shared in the delicious meals, beautiful views, and the magic of being under sail on a tall ship. There was time to read, nap, learn about your fellow passengers, or take in the wealth of knowledge Captain John has on the history of the area you are in. I simply can't recommend it enough! I didn't want to get off the boat!