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“Sunset cruise”

Whistling Man Schooner Company
Ranked #1 of 24 Tours in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Sail aboard a traditional sailing sloop on the grand and gorgeous Lake Champlain on a two-hour tour. Or charter this classic sloop for your private enjoyment with up to 12 people. The Friend Ship departs from her slip next to the ECHO Center at the foot of College Street in Burlington.
Reviewed July 28, 2013

If you are looking for something different to do outside this summer, try a cruise on the friendship. We met some friends for a sunset cruise, great time. We self provisioned and watched the other sailboats, islands and Burlington skyline go by. Sitting by the lake is great, but treat yourself and get out on it. Thanks to Captain Mike and crew

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We've been vacationing in Vermont for the past 16 years, but only discovered the Whistling Man Schooner about six years ago. Now it is a mandatory part of our vacation. We've sailed at all times of the day and certainly the sunset cruise is most picturesque, but any time on Lake Champlain with the captain and crew is a good time. I can't recommend this experience highly enough!

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

My husband and I thought it would be a great idea to take a sail on beautiful Lake Champlain with our teenage son and daughter while on a mini vacation in Burlington. My husband researched different sailing companies in Burlington and found Whistling Man Schooner Company's reviews to be highly recommended by others on Trip Advisor. We booked a 3:00 sail, Captain Mike and his deck hand were terrific. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable sail with good conversation with Capt. Mike and the others on board. We highly recommend Whistling Man and would definitely sail with him again.

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

I went on a late afternoon 2 hour boat ride with some work colleagues while we were in Burlington for a conference. Captain Mike was friendly and conversational - this was a relaxing ride on a beautiful lake in a medium-sized, well maintained sailboat. Mike did not try to bore us with some set patter or tour talk, but he answered all of our questions and talked with us about a whole bunch of things. Bring food or beer or wine onto the boat - this seems OK with Mike. During the second half of our trip the wind picked up a bit (maybe 20 knots) - It was exhilarating but didn't feel perilous or out of control or anything. It was well worth the time and money.

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Michael C, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2013

Thanks for the great review. Just to add and clarify about beer and wine. All food and drink is welcome on the Friend Ship. One of the most enjoyable things on our sunset sails is to enjoy a bottle of wine with some great Vermont cheese. So feel free to enjoy.

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Capt. Mike

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We loved our sunset cruise on Lake Champlain! The Captain was a sweetheart and Tyler did a great job on the masts! We appreciated every second! My 16 year old has been wearing his Whistling Man tee almost everyday! I would encourage anyone going to Lake Champlain to take this sail!

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