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“sunset sail”(31 reviews)
About
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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 15, 2015

My wife and I took a sunset cruise on Lake Champlain. It was a beautiful evening. The crew was very accommodating and interesting to visit with. Thanks!

3  Thank Mark N
Michael C, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2015

We're so glad you and your wife enjoyed your cruise and we appreciate you taking the the time to tell us about it. Thanks, Capt. Mike

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

It was a pleasant time and made more enjoyable by the drinks we brought. There was no whistling involved but Raven the deck hand was a fun guy. Don't forget your beers.

2  Thank kielar
Michael C, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2015

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your sail with us and hope you'll come back soon. Thanks, Capt. Mike

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Hannah L, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

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Hannah L, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank KP001
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Karyn M
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Amanda D
Hannah L, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

Thank Sandra K
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Richard Q
Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time on the sunset boat trip. The captain had great stories of Vermont, including the origins of the Green Mountain and the Lake. Shouldn’t be missed if you go to Vermont!

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Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thanks for posting a review, and glad to hear you had a wonderful sailing experience! Capt. Hannah

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Our captain, Hannah, and first mate Cory, were wonderful hosts and accommodating. Our sail tour the day before had been cancelled with poor weather and we managed to snag the last two seats the next day for a makeup voyage. The sail was smooth and...More

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Hannah L, Manager at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thanks for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor - we really appreciate it!! Happy to hear you had an enjoyable time on the Lake (while staying warm). 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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