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Whistling Man Schooner Company

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Address: 1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
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Sail aboard a traditional sailing sloop on the grand and gorgeous Lake...

Sail aboard a traditional sailing sloop on the grand and gorgeous Lake Champlain on a two-hour tour. Or charter this classic sloop for up to 4 hours for your private party 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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Host with The Most on Lake Champlain

I took my 6 year old grandchild on a boat ride with the "Whisteling Man", and I can't begin to tell you what a great job he did in keeping a little one entertained. To this day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2017
Linda L
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I took my 6 year old grandchild on a boat ride with the "Whisteling Man", and I can't begin to tell you what a great job he did in keeping a little one entertained. To this day, she'll tell anyone that will listen that she drove a big boat on Lake Champlain. He was also very conscious of her safety,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Had a good time. Owner was nice and friendly. I would highly recommend do this while in Burlington VT.

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Plattsburgh, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The Whistling Man Schooner Company provides a wonderful sailing experience. The Friendship Sloop is a fine ship with a beautiful and traditional design. Captain Mathias is a knowledgeable man, an interesting conversationalist, and an excellent guide to Lake Champlain.

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Hamburg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We took our son and his wife for the afternoon sail, and it was the best time we had in the time we were with them, other than just sitting and talking. Captain "O" and "Ditty" were delightful companions. Their conversation was the kind of informative, entertaining, casual exchange you hope to share with good friends. We learned and laughed... More 

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went for the sunset cruise. We had a wonderful time on the water while enjoying the conversation on board and gaining some local insights. A must do.

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MDubilier, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent rating and that you took the time to post a review. -Mathias More 

Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My husband loves to sail, and when we travel we look for opportunities to sail. This lovely old had rig replica is a beautiful boat and is smooth and steady as they come. Capt O was a great host and let my husband take the wheel for half the trip. It was a beautiful afternoon, even hot on an Oct... More 

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MDubilier, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such a descriptive review of your time on the lake with us. I'm glad you had a great time. I hope the memories linger. -Mathias More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

So glad we chose this intimate sailboat ride rather than the larger boats that go out on Champlain. The entire experience was spectacular from the second we walked onto the boat. Captain "O" and his mate "Ditty" were wonderful. They were both great story tellers, very knowledgeable about the area, and top notch sailors!

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MDubilier, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this review

Hearing that we provide a more intimate sailing experience on the lake is the best praise. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for writing. -Mathias More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a great time sailing! Captain was friendly and knowledgeable. Lots of great stories and amazing views. Our kids 8, 6 and 3 even had a great time. Sailing was so smooth the 3 year old fell asleep =)

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MDubilier, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this review

Nothing like falling asleep in a sailboat as if you were in a cradle. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks for posting that nice review. -Mathias More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Having never been on a sailboat before, I was very excited for this outing, and it didn't disappoint. I enjoyed the stories, the history, the geology lessons, and the views. Thank you for such a wonderful time!

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MDubilier, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this review

Wow, so maybe we've made a sailor of you? I'm glad your first time was everything you wanted it to be. Thanks for writing. -Mathias More 

Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

3 generations of my family went on a private Whistling Man Schooner sail to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. Mathias and his 1st mate made it a wonderful day for our family. Mathias did a great job sharing information about Lake Champlain and Burlington and also allowing us to have time as just as a family. The boat was... More 

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MDubilier, Owner at Whistling Man Schooner Company, responded to this review

A golden anniversary sail! You were a great family to have aboard. I enjoyed it very much. Thanks for writing and posting your excellent rating. -Mathias More 

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