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whistlingman.com Sail on the grand and gorgeous Lake Champlain on a traditional sailing vessel. Public and private charters available for an intimate, informative, and relaxed cruise.
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1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
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+1 802-825-7245
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an afternoon cruise on this lovely wooden boat with Skipper Hannah and her crew Hannah 2. They were friendly, engaging, knowledgeable and skillful. The weather was warm and sunny with a steady wind that provided us enough speed to go out and around...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Hannah L, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for such a kind review - I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your sail! We can't wait to get back out on the lake this summer! Thanks again, and hope to see you sailing again some other time in the future....More

Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

There are a few boats that take people out on Lake Champlain but none have the charm if this gaffed rigged schooner. A quiet ride on a beautiful lake between the Green and Adirondack mountains is a must thing to do when visiting the area....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EdG153
Hannah L, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind remarks, especially as so much time has past since our season ended. Hope you are staying warm, and that you'll come sailing with us again when the weather is a bit warmer:) -Capt. Hannah

Reviewed October 22, 2018

3 friends and I took the sunset cruise in early October during our time in Burlington. It was a perfect evening. The sunset could not have been more beautiful. There was plenty of wind to put up all the sails and just listen to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Hannah L, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thank you so much for your high recommendation! So happy to hear you had a good time. Hopefully the memory of temperate fall days and superb sunsets will stay with us through the cold winter! Until next time, Capt. Hannah

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took an afternoon sail on the whistling man schooner. It was beyond my expectations. The boat is gorgeous and allows for a lovely community setting. Captain O and K Dub made the trip so enjoyable. Captain O shared the history of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Hannah L, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Glad to hear you had such an enjoyable experience with Captain O and KW - they are such great people and historians! Thanks for sharing your experience, we really appreciate it!! Capt. Hannah

Reviewed October 12, 2018

We went on a family cruise with Captain Bill and Corry the sailor, and everyone had an unforgettable experience, including five little children that were absolutely fascinated and excited the whole time. Captain Bill and Corry were so friendly and had great stories about the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

So happy to hear that you and your family were able to make such fun memories on the lake! Thanks for sharing your experience! Capt. Hannah

Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a must do. The entire experience is first rate. We had 8 friends, made 4 new ones, shared our snacks and beverages, and loved every minute.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

Glad that it was an enjoyable trip for you! Thanks for posting about your experience here on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate that! Capt. Hannah

Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Our late afternoon sail on Lake Champlain with Captain Hannah and First Mate Corey was the highlight of our vacation in Vermont. They are both expert sailors and Corey kept us endlessly entertained with his fascinating stories about the history of Lake Champlain. A more...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karyn M
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

Wow, thank you so much for your kind words and excellent review. That means so much to us! Hope you come sailing with us again, but until then "fair winds and following seas"!

Reviewed October 11, 2018

My partner and I had an amazing time on the Whistling Man Schooner. It was a windy fall day, great for sailing. Traveling along the lake powered only by the wind, makes you feel like you are in a different world. The environment is gorgeous,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Hannah L, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

So happy to hear your first sailing adventure was so fun and exciting! Thanks for sharing your experience! Capt. Hannah

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Hannah and Cory are skilled sailors. They keep you entertained with their stories of Lake Champlain as your sailing the waters. Highly recommend. Had a lot of fun and worth the money.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sandra K
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Gee, thanks!! We had such a fun time sailing the last couple of days as the season slowly winds down to a close. Thanks for posting your review, and glad to hear it was such a good time!

Reviewed October 9, 2018

Very enjoyable experience with a fun and entertaining captain. Heard many stories and fun facts on board. The weekend highlight!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard Q
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

So happy to hear you had a blast on board and learned a few tidbits about the lake! Thanks for sailing with us and sharing your experience! Capt. Hannah

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mmcnana
August 6, 2018|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
I do not know the weather patterns that well. We did sunset and loved it. I would check weather / temperature patterns and also sunset time. Ours was 7 to 9 due to daylight savings time. Just be prepared with a jacket or... More
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Merykein F
May 27, 2018|
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Response from WhistlingManCaptain | Property representative |
Daytime cruises are $50 per person and sunset cruises are $55 per person. More pricing information can be found on our website! Thanks for your interest!
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David U
August 8, 2017|
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Response from WhistlingManCaptain | Property representative |
Sorry, I'm joining the answers so late, but as you've heard from previous guests: there are no restrictions on alcohol. We have wine glasses and corkscrews and bottle openers, and if we must, we'll saber the darn bottle to... More
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