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Mystic Whaler Cruises

35 Water Street, New London, CT 06320
+1 800-697-8420
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Great Day

What a great experience! We went on the lunch version of the cruise. Perfect weather, very good... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Coastal CT
Wonderfully Relaxing Weekend CT River Foliage Cruise

Wow! So we wake up on a misty Autumn morning, grab a steaming hot cup of delicious coffee, and... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Poughkeepsie, New York
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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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“captain john” (15 reviews)
“clam chowder” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
35 Water Street, New London, CT 06320
+1 800-697-8420
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

What a great experience! We went on the lunch version of the cruise. Perfect weather, very good food, courteous crew, very experienced captain - who made lunch, beautiful sites, and even a chance to pull a few ropes! Could not recommend a better summer day...More

1  Thank murf1
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Wow! So we wake up on a misty Autumn morning, grab a steaming hot cup of delicious coffee, and cast off from New London towards Old Saybrook and the mouth of the CT River. Soon we are enjoying a hearty breakfast underway as the October...More

Thank Jeff_HV-Fan
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Our cruise aboard the Mystic Whaler went from New London to Shelter Island NY, and the next night we anchored off of Fishers Island. Every aspect of the cruise was a delight. The crew, headed by Captain John and his wife Pat, was congenial, friendly,...More

Thank Jeffrey L
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This was a gift to us from our daughters for our 35 th Anniversary ! We had a lovely evening sailing the waters near New London - the weather was stellar and the staff was friendly, animated and eager to please .. the clam chowder...More

Thank Colleen S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Looking for an escape from corporate attractions? Captain John owns and operates the Mystic Whaler, a 1967 reproduction of 19th century schooners. He hires and trains the deckhands, skippers the ship, adds commentary, and answers all questions. A luncheon cruise provided a satisfying menu of...More

1  Thank aztxca1
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We were given a gift certificate for the Lobster Dinner Cruise as a 40th Anniversary gift. It was a great time from start to finish. A beautiful day, an awesome ship, great crew and captain and delicious food! I highly recommend it to anyone who...More

Thank MaryWelch2014
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The crew was very friendly, mingling with all the passengers. This made it even more enjoyable. The captain was welcoming and available to chat with during the entire cruise. He even cooked our chicken. The clam chowder made by Captain Pat was delicious, huge pieces...More

Thank LynetteNCT
Reviewed 28 August 2017

They know what they are doing and have it down to a science. The ship is amazing and the staff are very personable and friendly.They make the best clam chowder. Great for young and old.

Thank Njbutler1
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Absolutely wonderful luncheon cruise aboard the Mystic Whaler. Everything was perfect...from the crew, to the food to the weather. Highly recommend!

Thank mastiff9
Reviewed 22 August 2017

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

1  Thank Barnaby H
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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.