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Mystic Whaler Cruises

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Mystic Whaler Cruises
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“captain john”(19 reviews)
“clam chowder”(16 reviews)
Mystic Whaler Cruises offers day sails, Sunday brunch sails, lobster dinner cruises, and overnight sailing vacations of 2, 3, and 5 days, and private charters, on the waters of Southern New England in the summer and the Hudson River in the fall...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
35 Water St, New London, CT 06320-6310
+1 800-697-8420
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A wonderfully relaxing afternoon cruising the Thames River. It was a fabulous event to add to the itinerary for my out-of-state visiting family. Scrumptious food, delightful entertainment and extremely friendly crew. Captain John readily shares local highlights and lore. Our second cruise and looking forward...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were given the Sunday Brunch sail as a gift, and what a perfect gift. We stayed in Mystic for 2 nights, which made for a great mini-vacation. The process from reservation through disembarqing was flawless. The crew was knowledgeable and fun, the brunch was...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very relaxing to sail on the schooner and take in the magnificent vistas along Long Island Sound. The Captain weaves in many interesting historical facts and stories throughout the trip. Food magnificent and the crew attentive.

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly crew provided interesting historical info during the cruise. Very relaxing time, with an excellent brunch menu. Coffee, tea available throughout.

Thank prattlisa
Reviewed 13 September 2018

A wonderful day at sea! The crew was extremely friendly and did an awesome job. It was great fun to help raise the masts. Captains Pat and John are very knowledgeable about their beautiful ship. The lunch was very good, especially the clam chowder. The...More

Thank Loretta H
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We did the 3 day getaway back in August and had a terrific trip! ( We are 'frequent sailors' on the Whaler and make sure to come back a few times each summer). If you want a whole new kind of adventure, the overnight trip...More

Thank susanss101
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon! Not only was the crew welcoming, but they were a wealth of historical and nautical information. The crew couldn’t be nicer or more helpful. The food was surprisingly delicious and plentiful. The Whaler was spectacular, clean, well...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 6 September 2018

This was a great way to spend the afternoon on a beautiful day. The ship's crew were welcoming and made the trip fun during the hoisting of the sails when they let people help. The ship is beautiful and comfortable with the many areas for...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We had a delightful three hour brunch cruise. The staff was incredible: warm, welcoming, and very informative. The food was fresh and varied. Even the kids walked away with a full plate. And, of course, the views, the experience itself, was just breathtaking. I’m so...More

Thank dmcd0nal
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Leaving from the city dock in New London, you can see that the captain and the crew of the Mystic Whaler are ready and there to make your time aboard the most enjoyable time it can be. The initial greeting on the dock, to the...More

Thank Charles M
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18 September 2016|
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Response from DFS60 | Reviewed this property |
Very casual- most p[people were in jeans and shorts; sweatshirts were needed that evening as it was cool.
27 August 2016|
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Response from ruthmarrion | Reviewed this property |
Yes you need to make a reservation because they need a count ahead of time to make enough food.
14 July 2016|
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Response from smachesney | Property representative |
A solo traveler would have a great time. Raising sails is a team sport. Folks are always looking to chat with one another and meet new people.