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Mystic Whaler Cruises

35 Water Street, New London, CT 06320
+1 800-697-8420
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Iconic New England Experience Not to Be Missed

As iconic New England experiences go, this has got to be one of the top on the list. Let's work... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barnaby H
Hartford, Connecticut
Splendid brunch and sail

It was a top ten day of the summer, weatherwise, complemented by a gorgeous sailing experience and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lucia K
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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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. Hosting groups as large as 52 during the day and more intimate groups of up to 24 overnight, Mystic Whaler Cruises offers you a piece of that old-world charm of tall ship sailing, with modern comforts and fabulous meals.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
35 Water Street, New London, CT 06320
+1 800-697-8420
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Reviewed yesterday

As iconic New England experiences go, this has got to be one of the top on the list. Let's work this through - lobster dinner, complete with chowder, slaw, rolls, huge lobsters, and cheese cake - on a whaling ship ?? Sounds too good to...More

Thank Barnaby H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a top ten day of the summer, weatherwise, complemented by a gorgeous sailing experience and absolutely delicious and surprising brunch. A quiet, gentle sail in the waters at the mouth of the Thames River, New London was possible because of the winds. How...More

1  Thank Lucia K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lucked out with the weather but it was great that it would have run rain or shine! The nimble crew made the most of the light(ish) winds and we were able to turn off the motor and enjoy being under sail. Refreshments and dinner...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The crew was amazing! The food was delicious! Be sure to ask Captain Pat for the recipe for the clam chowder :)

Thank NikMcG
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Had such a great time on the sunset dinner cruise!! The food and the crew were spectacular! We had such a smooth and comfortable sail! Definitely coming back soon!!

Thank Dmusinski
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My boyfriend booked us for a one hour cruise. I'm a bit leery of boats in general, not knowing how to swim, so was a bit nervous about the trip. The ramp to climb aboard provided a little bit of concern for me as it...More

Thank 862jennifer
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Was given to us as a gift from two of my wife's friends for her birthday but used it on my birthday. Departed promptly (they do not wait for stragglers so DO NOT BE LATE) just as the sun came out after a rainy day...More

Thank You Sung S
mysticwhaler, Owner at Mystic Whaler Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

What a great way to celebrate! We're so glad that the sun came out for you.

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Captain John and the crew provided awesome experience for my siblings an I as we took our mom out on a diner cruise for her 80th birthday. Everyone had a great time especially Mom! I highly recommend going on a dinner cruise aboard the Mystic...More

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mysticwhaler, Owner at Mystic Whaler Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

We can't wait to see her for her 81st birthday!

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Delightful cruise, excellent lunch, knowledgeable crew - what more could you ask for. Made our day and we still talk about it.

Thank jimbrew
mysticwhaler, Public Relations Manager at Mystic Whaler Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thanks so much! We're so glad you had a good time!

Reviewed 1 October 2016

It was our first time on a large sailboat, and our first time on a cruise. We really enjoyed ourselves, what a nice, out-of-the-ordinary weekend adventure. The ship was large and well kept, the cabin was comfortable and clean, and the crew was courteous and...More

1  Thank YandB_LabLover
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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.