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Address: 12 Steamboat Wharf, Mystic, CT 06355-2544
Phone Number:
+1 860-536-0416
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Sail away on a relaxing cruise aboard ARGIA, an 81-foot traditional sailing...

Sail away on a relaxing cruise aboard ARGIA, an 81-foot traditional sailing ship. Enjoy islands, lighthouses, and fresh air. Ticket price includes snacks and soft drinks. You may bring your own picnic basket, beer or wine. US Coast Guard inspected. Gift Certificates available. Charter the whole ship for your private event.

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We did the sunset cruise which was very nice. Just long enough for us--2 hours. Harbor view and beautiful sailboats in a race. Crew was excellent and so were the customers on... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2016
Lockport, Illinois
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Lockport, Illinois
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68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2016

We did the sunset cruise which was very nice. Just long enough for us--2 hours. Harbor view and beautiful sailboats in a race. Crew was excellent and so were the customers on the cruise. Nice talking with them and even went out to dinner with one afterwards. We did bring our own bottle of wine which was great with cheese... More 

Thank DillonsAngel
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Despite fantastic weather, we were informed 2hrs before our sunset cruise that as we were the only 3 people scheduled to attend they would have to cancel. Not only did the late notice cause huge inconvenience to an otherwise fantastic holiday in Mystic, I don't know of any business that can cancel on paying customers for this reason. We were... More 

1 Thank LaraB2
SchoonerARGIA, Captain at Argia Cruises, responded to this review

I am so sorry that our cancelation affected your enjoyment of your holiday in Mystic. We do not want our customers to be surprised by our 10 passenger minimum, which is why we require purchasers to accept our policies prior to completing their purchase, as well as sending an email confirmation of these policies and posting them on our website.... More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Myself and three friends book this 2.5hr tour for the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. The ladies on Argia provided us with a great experience. It was a nice smooth sail, they were knowledgeable about the area and shared lots of interesting facts. They had coolers of water and bags of chips and cookies, however we packed our own snacks... More 

Thank Cathy B
Frederick, Maryland
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115 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2016

I took the sunset sail on the Schooner Argia, and it was most enjoyable. It is not cheap but was worth it to me. The crew was friendly and informative, the seats on the boat are comfortable, and they had crackers and cheese as well as lemonade. Some people brought their own drinks on board. The sail was enjoyable, especially... More 

Thank JAW42
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Captain Amy and crew were great, she has a lot of experience sailing after talking with here she sailed on the "clear water " which sails the Hudson River valley were we live. Very relaxing cruise sailing on this schooner. Bring a bottle of wine and chill out.

Thank Peter G
Marlboro, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2016

Chartered the Argia for a birthday party. Customer service went above and beyond. Everyone had a great time. We were able to bring our own food on board. They had water an lemonade. Would definitely recommend and would do it again.

Thank jwest
Groton, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Captain Amy and the crew were very friendly and courteous. It was very interesting seeing how a three sail schooner operates and also seeing places that we have visited on land from a water perspective. We plan to take this tour again in warmer weather with friends from Michigan.

2 Thank 1965spider
Groton, Connecticut
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192 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2016

A 2 and 1/2 hr cruise that gives a wonderful view and interesting commentary of Mystic Seaport before heading down river towards Long Island Sound. Amy, the captain, gave important safety information prior to the cruise. My experience was shared with a group from a senior center so good footwear and being capable of using a couple of steps is... More 

1 Thank carole c
Mystic Country, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed May 6, 2016

This trip is the highlight of my summer! The best way to truly appreciate Mystic's seafaring history. The sailing in Long Island Sound is peaceful and beautiful. The crew is amazingy professional and knowledgable! My favorite trip was a charter for a family birthday. They helped with ideas for the party, and making sure that all of the arrangements went... More 

Thank scarnatidenise
New London, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Argia's sailing season can't come fast enough! Great sailing on Long Island Sound and going out on the Argia is the best way to do it. With 3 sails a day, I can fit a sail into my day when in Mystic. Definitely grab a bottle of wine to enjoy while checking out the local sites while going down the... More 

1 Thank kelinct

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