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Mystic Whaler Cruises

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Address: 35 Water Street, New London, CT 06320
Phone Number: +1 800-697-8420
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Mystic Whaler Cruises offers day sails, Sunday brunch sails, lobster dinner...

Mystic Whaler Cruises offers day sails, Sunday brunch sails, lobster dinner cruises, and overnight sailing vacations of 2, 3, and 5 days, and private charters, on the waters of Southern New England in the summer and the Hudson River in the fall. Hosting groups as large as 52 during the day and more intimate groups of up to 24 overnight, Mystic Whaler Cruises offers you a piece of that old-world charm of tall ship sailing, with modern comforts and fabulous meals.

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A Magical Evening

We brought another couple for the lobster dinner cruise and had the most wonderful evening. The boat was beautiful and meticulously maintained, the crew lots of fun and very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Terry A
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We brought another couple for the lobster dinner cruise and had the most wonderful evening. The boat was beautiful and meticulously maintained, the crew lots of fun and very professional. Sitting on deck and eating a delicious Lobster dinner and sailing round the Long Island Sound with good friends was truly magical. Thanks or a great night Captain John and... More 

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mysticwhaler, Owner at Mystic Whaler Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sailing with us again and for sharing the experience with your friends. Maybe you'd like to try an overnight cruise next? More 

Northbridge, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We received this cruise package as a gift. We chose the sunset, lobster dinner cruise. What a treat! From the captain (and chef's) lobster dinner, the friendly, lively deck hands and the experience of hoisting the sails, it was all so memorable and pleasant. The late afternoon departure was convenient for us on a Sunday as there was plenty of... More 

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mysticwhaler, Owner at Mystic Whaler Cruises, responded to this review

We're so glad that you enjoyed your gift, Julie and that we could be a part of it. We hope that you can sail with us again sometime. More 

Meriden, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked this dinner cruise for my wife's birthday. The boat, the food, the crew, the whole experience was fantastic. Terrific crew and Captains, phenomenal Delaware Chowdah, and a beautiful setting. If you hate lobster, the chicken is a great alternative. If the weather's anything but horrible, you'll have a great experience because they do it right!!

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Thank coonmt
mysticwhaler, Owner at Mystic Whaler Cruises, responded to this review

We're so glad that you and your wife enjoyed the cruise. We love being a part of a celebration. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So we took took Thursday off and in need of negative ions and serenity we bought a couple of tickets for a luncheon cruise aboard the Mystic Whaler. The sky was clear, the weather warm with a light breeze from the southwest.The captain and crew were engaging and not overbearing. Captain John Eginton was an expert sailor and handled his... More 

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mysticwhaler, Owner at Mystic Whaler Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words and for so vividly depicting your cruise. We hope to sail with you again soon. More 

Norwich, Connecticut
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reviewers are correct that it was not really a cruise but an on the water experience limited to the harbor and anchoring due to harbor closure restrictions and no fault of the cruise company. The trip may be hard for young children as they are confined to the boat for five hours and not a lot of room to move... More 

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Endicott, New York
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was part of a mystery vacation I planned for my husband; holy cow, it did not disappoint! This was a five hour 'cruise' that, due to security, was in the area of the dock, which at first seemed like would be awful and, had I realized in advance, I would not have booked. That said, we had a great... More 

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Thank Anita4162
mysticwhaler, Owner at Mystic Whaler Cruises, responded to this review

We're so glad that we could be a part of your master plan and that you enjoyed yourself. It was a beautiful evening made more so by our passengers. Thanks so much for sailing with us. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was an excellent cruise and the food was superb. We are definitely going again. The weather was perfect as was the crew.

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mysticwhaler, Owner at Mystic Whaler Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun family daytrip. Friendly staff. Very knowledgeable captain. Need more comfortable quarter for dining.

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Thanks to you and your family for sailing on the Mystic Whaler. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a dinner cruise in June and it was such a treat! The boat is wonderfully old, the views of the Connecticut coast stunning, the food good, and the staff very friendly. Highly recommended!

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mysticwhaler, Owner at Mystic Whaler Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and for sailing with us, Mallory! More 

Old Lyme, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful sail and crew. Lobster dinner was an added pleasure. We are elderly and don't need things so it was a perfect gift from my Son and wife for Christmas.

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mysticwhaler, Owner at Mystic Whaler Cruises, responded to this review

We're so glad that you enjoyed your Christmas gift and that we could be a part of it! More 

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