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Whistling Man Schooner Company

1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
+1 802-825-7245
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Beautiful afternoon of sailing

Beautiful old sailing boat which took us out onto the lake. Wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable way... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John K
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London, England, United Kingdom
À faire ! To add to your to do list !!!

Superbe croisière avec le premier matelot Evan et le capitaine Mathias. Plein d'anecdotes et de... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
stellaouellet
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Laval, Canada
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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.
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  • Poor1%
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“friend ship” (41 reviews)
“sunset sail” (27 reviews)
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1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
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+1 802-825-7245
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful old sailing boat which took us out onto the lake. Wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable way to spend the afternoon. The Captain and his Crew were very friendly and full of useful information. Highly recommended.

Thank John K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Superbe croisière avec le premier matelot Evan et le capitaine Mathias. Plein d'anecdotes et de faits sur le Lac Champlain et Burlington ! Wonderful cruise with first mate Evan and Captain Mathias. Full of stories and historical facts on the Champlain Lake and Burlington. To...More

1  Thank stellaouellet
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoy the experience. It was a quiet afternoon, the wind was down but it was relaxing and the crew was wonderful.

Thank Paule B
WhistlingManCaptain, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're glad you were able to relax into a quiet afternoon on Lake Champlain. Dreamy. Thanks for posting here on TripAdvisor. -Mathias

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sailing Lake Champlain on a vessel designed in the 1880's and seeing Burlington and the Adirondack Mountains of New York should be the highlight of any visit.

Thank skidog37
WhistlingManCaptain, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yes! Seeing Burlington and the Adirondacks from the point of view of history! It is a unique experience. Thanks for taking the time to post your comment. -Mathias

Reviewed 1 week ago

Capt'n O and first mate, Evan, made the ride interesting and smooth. So many great things -- only eight people on the schooner, great folklore and history, and really nice people.Well, well worth it - a great two-hour trip: relaxing, beautiful and educational.

Thank David R
WhistlingManCaptain, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

A trifecta? Relaxing, beautiful and educational. Thank you for highlighting those three aspects of the experience. And thanks for taking the time to post here on TripAdvisor. -Mathias

Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I couldn't have asked for a nicer voyage. The lake is lovely, with great views of several mountain ranges, Burlington, and more. Captain O and First Mate Evan were welcoming, full of interesting information, clearly very experienced, and genuinely nice people. I'm...More

Thank BKMSAR
WhistlingManCaptain, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's so heartening to hear that your time sailing with us is inspiring you to continue the experience by learning more about this region. That's great. Thanks for posting your review on TripAdvisor. -Mathias

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were only in Burlington for one day and wanted a tour of the lake. With only a total of six passengers for this late morning cruise it was just what I needed after a very hectic week. We were there on...More

Thank Judith Z
WhistlingManCaptain, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yes, I remember: You were the pilot couple and it was so enjoyable to have "water captain" exchange stories with "air pilot." Glad you enjoyed our silly punchlines and all the "lies" we tell about the lake. Thanks for coming to TripAdvisor to post your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing views and beautiful breezes on historic sailing ship. More than met my expectations. Loved the history and Burlington stories by Captain O. Wonderful Burlington experience. Posted for Mary Lou Robinson.

Thank Andrea O
WhistlingManCaptain, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

View, breezes and stories. Yes! That's the best of sailing on Lake Champlain. Thank you for coming to TripAdvisor to post your review. -Mathias

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful ride on the Friend Ship. Bad weather was coming so our voyage had to be cut short. The owner was interesting and very knowledgeable and funny. We would do it again!

Thank Amanda G
WhistlingManCaptain, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Next time, we'll make offerings to Poseidon to guarantee you excellent weather. (Now: where to find the appropriate sacrifices?) Thanks for posting a great review even though we had to cut it short. -Mathias

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 10 people age 8-74 and wanted an activity all could enjoy. This was perfect. It was accessible for our family member who needs a cane and was a beautiful boat. When we arrived, Captain O-C said that there were pockets of thunderstorms over...More

Thank LMBierwagen
WhistlingManCaptain, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so glad we were able to get you out just for a little bit of the experience even if the weather didn't allow us to give you the full experience you came for. Safety is obviously our primary concern, and you folks were champs...More

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David U
8 August 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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melscats
4 July 2017|
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Response from WhistlingManCaptain | Property representative |
If I have to cancel because of rain or strong winds, then I refund your charges 100%. No sense in getting charged for something you can't experience. Hope to see you aboard. -Mathias
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Beverly312
10 July 2016|
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I'm so sorry that I'm only seeing this message now. If you have not booked yet through the webpage, then please give me a call and I can help do one with you on the phone. -Mathias
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