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Whistling Man Schooner Company

Burlington, VT, USA
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About Whistling Man Schooner Company
Sailing cruises on Lake Champlain aboard two beautiful, wooden-rigged sloops: the Friend Ship and Wild Rose. Cruises are two hours and are BYO food and drink. Experienced crew members create a safe and entertaining sailing experience with their wealth of knowledge about the area and Lake Champlain history. Capacity is limited to 6-12 guests per ship which creates a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, not to mention picturesque views of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains. Sailing on Lake Champlain is the perfect way to reconnect with friends, family, and the outdoors. Sunset and daytime cruise options are available for public or private charters mid-May through mid-October. Bookings are accepted online and over the phone year-round. Friend Ship and Wild Rose are classic sailing sloops featuring bronze hardware, intricate rigging, and rich, highly detailed woodwork reminiscent of a time gone by. Lake Champlain is exceptional sailing territory for these historic ships.
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beebee2017 wrote a review Sep 23
Tulsa, Oklahoma38 contributions31 helpful votes
Wonderful experience on a sailboat sunset cruise! The sailboat only takes 8-9 guests, you are few to bring food and drink aboard and the first mate will gladly pour your wine (or other beverage) in a glass for you, and provide plates, napkins, silverware or whatever you need. Our group was mostly couples and all a bit timid at first but after awhile we started talking and having a fun time together. One family sat on top of the cabin and didn't join in so that's an option if you wish. Captain Tom was very easy going, knowledgeable, didn't talk all the time but was able to answer all the questions people had. It was a beautiful, relaxing evening and a fabulous sunset!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Amy W wrote a review Sep 23
Pawtucket, Rhode Island3 contributions1 helpful vote
This charter was pure magic!!! Incredible Captain and crew…(both women…yeah!!!) lots of history and very capable sailors! They treated us so well. I’d do it all over again…anytime! A very special time on beautiful Lake Champlain.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Tresa A wrote a review Sep 22
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Beautiful scenery and sailboat. We sailed for a couple hours in nice calm water. It was a sunset cruise and it did not disappoint. I thought it was a little long because you basically just go in a big circle. The captain was knowledgeable but I think it could have been a bit more informative with more history and stories. She was great answering questions. It if no more history, maybe music. Just a tad bit boring.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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April L wrote a review Sep 21
Cookeville, Tennessee10 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband and I did the sunset sailing on our first night in Vermont and we couldn't imagine a better way to start our trip. Everything about it was wonderful. The captain and crew were so nice and friendly. We learned so much about the lake and area from the Captain. The lake was gorgeous at sunset and so peaceful.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Justin L wrote a review Sep 20
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We were blessed with a perfect sailing day. OB and Captain O were fantastic company, and excellent sailors. This was our second trip out with Whistling Man and it won't be our last!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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