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Whistling Man Schooner Company

1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
+1 802-825-7245
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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... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
Linda L
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Sailing Burlington VT

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

Reviewed 3 January 2017
Mark W
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“friend ship” (36 reviews)
“sunset sail” (24 reviews)
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1 College St, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
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+1 802-825-7245
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Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 3 January 2017

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

Thank Mark W
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.

Thank clfasolino
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank kcams1945
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.

Thank Andratte
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

Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank OhPrettyMoon
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

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,...More

Thank Austin C
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

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 =)

Thank Tracy D
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

Reviewed 13 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!

Thank fivecrazycats
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

Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank lolagranola2589
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

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Beverly312
What is the sailing schedule? We are 2 couples anticipating being in Burlington July 23-24 to celebrate 2 birthdays
10 July 2016|
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Response from MDubilier | Property representative |
I'm so sorry that I'm only seeing this message now. If you have not booked yet through the webpage, then please give me a call and I can help do one with you on the phone. -Mathias
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idaWINTER
We are in Burlington Oct 2 - Oct 9th. Please let me know the cruise times that week, and fees. There will be 4 adults.
23 March 2016|
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Response from MDubilier | Property representative |
Ahoy! Our sailing schedule for the two-hour tours that week is 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and the sunset tour is 4:30 p.m. Fares are $50 per passenger. Please visit our website to make a reservation or if I can answer more questions... More
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bigylady
Will there still be sunset cruising on Oct 16 th? Can I make reservations? Price ?
10 October 2015|
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Response from Michael C | Property representative |
Hi, our last day of sailing is October 12th. Thanks,
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