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Mystic Whaler Cruises

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Address: 35 Water Street, New London, CT 06320
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+1 800-697-8420
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Mystic Whaler Cruises offers day sails, Sunday brunch sails, lobster dinner...

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.

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Beautiful cruise with great people

My wife and I were given this trip by our children for Father's day. It was better than the normal "Tie". Cookie and I enjoyed your hospitality and the food was terrific... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2015
Arnold B
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

My wife and I were given this trip by our children for Father's day. It was better than the normal "Tie". Cookie and I enjoyed your hospitality and the food was terrific. Couldn't think of a nicer way to spend 3 hours.

Thank Arnold B
Essex, Connecticut
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154 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

From the excellent customer service before arriving to a wonderful evening of sailing and lobster, this was a terrific event that I highly recommend. Owner/manager David provided excellent directions, so that we could avoid traffic caused by an event in town that evening. Capt. John and crew were very welcoming and fun to be with. The atmosphere was friendly and... More 

Thank JackX729
1 review
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

We tried the afternoon cruse. Will absolutely be doing this again. Everything was perfect, the lunch we were served was fresh and tasty, Pat even carved a watermelon and filled it with a fresh fruit salad. The peace and quiet after the sails are pulled up is so relaxing and calming. Everyone in the crew was kind and went out... More 

Thank czarkowski
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

... the trip on high is aboard the Mystic Whaler. We love the water but the thought of being on the latest floating metropolis with thousands of vacationers holds little attraction for us. If you want a taste of 19th century sailing with flush toilets and an on board chef there is no other way to fly. The crew is... More 

Thank Oldwarrior1
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2014

It was a perfect evening, the weather was just right and the sunset was spectacular. The crew were capable, funny and helpful. The food was delicious - tasty chowder and my lobster was large and very fresh. We sailed gently down the river, out and around Ledge Light lighthouse and then back up the Thames as the sun set. We've... More 

2 Thank KristinPI
Dover, Vermont
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

The Mystic Whaler crew and captain provide a fabulous sailing experience for a first-timer or the most seasoned sailor. Great food, ambiance, explanations of surroundings, and every passenger, from 8 years old to 92 years young this past Labor Day weekend had a wonderful time. None of us wanted it to end!

1 Thank VermontTravelers
Southington, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

If you're looking to spend a great day on the water with your kids or just some adult friends this cruise has it all. The BYOB policy saves you money if you want to imbibe but don't worry about the kids. Fresh ice water and lemonade satisfied mine and there was freshly brewed coffee in various blends the whole trip.... More 

2 Thank Joseph M
Garrison, New York, United States
1 review
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We did an evening lobster cruise. The sailing and scenes were very beautiful. The food was tasty and we highly recommend the experience.

Thank April L
Bloomfield, Connecticut
1 review
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

This is in reference to the 8/24/14 5 hour sail. Overall it was a nice experience and a check-off on the bucket list. The weather was great and the people on board were friendly. The food was good but small portions so dont show up hungry. The crew members were nice and worked hard throughout the trip. My only complaint... More 

3 Thank erik m
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

We had a great time - good food - staff was great...it was very chilly for an Aug night ur staff was great with blankets And hot coffee

Thank Arizona60

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