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Sailing Vessel Friend Ship

1 College St, Burlington Community Boathouse, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
+1 802-598-6504
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Best way to see Lake Champlain!

I had an amazing time on the Friend Ship - Mathias was so knowledgeable and welcoming and you can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Klare N
Wonderful afternoon

We spent a delightful afternoon on board the Friendship. Captains OConnor and Mathias ably... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Megan O
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The "Friend Ship" provides a Lake Champlain experience steeped in the traditions of the Lake's long sailing history. We offer daily sailing cruises as well as half day and full day private charters from late May until early October. The Friend Ship departs from her slip next to the ECHO Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain at the foot of College Street in Burlington. We are also known as the Whistling Man Schooner Co.
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1 College St, Burlington Community Boathouse, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
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+1 802-598-6504
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an amazing time on the Friend Ship - Mathias was so knowledgeable and welcoming and you can see how much he cares about his business. As an amateur sailor, I was very impressed with the schooner and how well it is kept up....More

Thank Klare N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a delightful afternoon on board the Friendship. Captains OConnor and Mathias ably assisted by First Mate Mr Wing sailed us on Lake Champlain and entertained us with its history.

Thank Megan O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Mathias was an excellent guide for our sunset cruise on America's 6th largest lake. Mathias and his lovely crew provided history, folklore, and a few good laughs. I would recommend this to anyone visiting the area -- it's the best way to see the...More

Thank Gabe A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time on my first sailboat cruise. The captain and first mate told great stories and myths about things we saw on the water. Highly recommend We went on the evening sunset trip. Beautiful sunset with the mountains and the water reflection. Breathtaking

Thank Patty W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is Heaven! Lake Champagne in Burlington Vermont is so magical. My Father, who Parked his Sailboat on Boston Harbor on Lewis Wharf would have loved this. Hope to get there again this summer-

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Enjoyed our two hour tour with Captain O'Connor and First Mate Evan. The weather and winds were perfect. We appreciated the good company of the crew, and the historical information offered up by Evan. Lucky us, we were the only guests. I would recommend the...More

Thank RustyLockett
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I'm sure glad that I choose to join captain O'Connor and Wing man Evan to guide my tour of lake Champlain, they were both very friendly, experienced people who made the experience a very interesting tour. I, for sure, recommend this tour to friends and...More

Thank tikiwiki2016
Reviewed 16 August 2016

It was a beautiful day with lovely winds but all we did was go straight out and turn around and straight back in, sometimes with motor assist. My husband and I love to sail and were just disappointed that we didn't even make one turn....More

Thank _petesgirl1222
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We went with our 2 year old daughter and had a blast. Captain and first mate were first rate and as I injured myself earlier in the day, they even had ice at the ready. One of the best things to do in Burlington -...More

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Michael C, Owner at Sailing Vessel Friend Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Thank you for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us and I hope your foot feels better. Thanks, Capt. Mike

Reviewed 30 June 2014

My friends and I have gone out on the Friend Ship three times over the past few summers, and It is always a great experience. Compared to the Spirit cruises, the Friendship is personal, quiet, and natural. Even when the ship was full, the setting...More

2  Thank PatriciaP1978
Michael C, Owner at Sailing Vessel Friend Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed you sail with us. You posted some great photos. Thanks, Capt. Mike

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