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Mystic Whaler Cruises

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
35 Water St, New London, CT 06320-6310
+1 800-697-8420
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

This was one of our favorites parts of our New England trip. It was fun, beautiful and food was amazing. The crew was so much fun and approachable, my husband loved helping get the sail up...the water was beautiful, as was the view of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

I have been on the Whaler many times... and each time its wonderful, never a suprise, always as good if not better than time before!! I love that whenever I suggest this trip to family or friends they are never disappointed.... and always enjoy as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ArmyPat
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

A wonderfully relaxing afternoon cruising the Thames River. It was a fabulous event to add to the itinerary for my out-of-state visiting family. Scrumptious food, delightful entertainment and extremely friendly crew. Captain John readily shares local highlights and lore. Our second cruise and looking forward...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

We were given the Sunday Brunch sail as a gift, and what a perfect gift. We stayed in Mystic for 2 nights, which made for a great mini-vacation. The process from reservation through disembarqing was flawless. The crew was knowledgeable and fun, the brunch was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 585lynnb
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Very relaxing to sail on the schooner and take in the magnificent vistas along Long Island Sound. The Captain weaves in many interesting historical facts and stories throughout the trip. Food magnificent and the crew attentive.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Friendly crew provided interesting historical info during the cruise. Very relaxing time, with an excellent brunch menu. Coffee, tea available throughout.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank prattlisa
Reviewed September 12, 2018

A wonderful day at sea! The crew was extremely friendly and did an awesome job. It was great fun to help raise the masts. Captains Pat and John are very knowledgeable about their beautiful ship. The lunch was very good, especially the clam chowder. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Loretta H
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We did the 3 day getaway back in August and had a terrific trip! ( We are 'frequent sailors' on the Whaler and make sure to come back a few times each summer). If you want a whole new kind of adventure, the overnight trip...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon! Not only was the crew welcoming, but they were a wealth of historical and nautical information. The crew couldn’t be nicer or more helpful. The food was surprisingly delicious and plentiful. The Whaler was spectacular, clean, well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patricia D
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This was a great way to spend the afternoon on a beautiful day. The ship's crew were welcoming and made the trip fun during the hoisting of the sails when they let people help. The ship is beautiful and comfortable with the many areas for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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September 17, 2016|
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Response from DFS60 | Reviewed this property |
Very casual- most p[people were in jeans and shorts; sweatshirts were needed that evening as it was cool.
August 26, 2016|
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Response from ruthmarrion | Reviewed this property |
Yes you need to make a reservation because they need a count ahead of time to make enough food.
July 13, 2016|
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Response from smachesney | Property representative |
A solo traveler would have a great time. Raising sails is a team sport. Folks are always looking to chat with one another and meet new people.