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Sailing Vessel Friend Ship

1 College St, Burlington Community Boathouse, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
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We didn't really sail

It was a beautiful day with lovely winds but all we did was go straight out and turn around and... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
_petesgirl1222
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Manchester, Vermont
5 stars plus

We went with our 2 year old daughter and had a blast. Captain and first mate were first rate and as... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2014
Brassarts
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Burlington, Vermont
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The "Friend Ship" provides a Lake Champlain experience steeped in the traditions of the Lake's long sailing history. We offer daily sailing cruises as well as half day and full day private charters from late May until early October. The Friend Ship departs from her slip next to the ECHO Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain at the foot of College Street in Burlington. We are also known as the Whistling Man Schooner Co.
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“deck hand” (2 reviews)
“sunset cruise” (5 reviews)
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1 College St, Burlington Community Boathouse, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

It was a beautiful day with lovely winds but all we did was go straight out and turn around and straight back in, sometimes with motor assist. My husband and I love to sail and were just disappointed that we didn't even make one turn....More

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We went with our 2 year old daughter and had a blast. Captain and first mate were first rate and as I injured myself earlier in the day, they even had ice at the ready. One of the best things to do in Burlington -...More

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Michael C, Owner at Sailing Vessel Friend Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Thank you for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us and I hope your foot feels better. Thanks, Capt. Mike

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

My friends and I have gone out on the Friend Ship three times over the past few summers, and It is always a great experience. Compared to the Spirit cruises, the Friendship is personal, quiet, and natural. Even when the ship was full, the setting...More

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Michael C, Owner at Sailing Vessel Friend Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed you sail with us. You posted some great photos. Thanks, Capt. Mike

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Reviewed 30 September 2013

My husband and I were signed up for the sunset cruise on the Friendship on our August vacation to Vermont. The day we chose turned out to be windy and chilly, but we were prepared to sail anyway. While we were pulling into the parking...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2012

I don't often write reviews but feel compelled to do so for the "Friend Ship". We did the sunset sailing cruise on Lake Champlain and it was fantastic. The captain and first mate were friendly and professional, and made every effort to make the trip...More

3  Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

My wife and I enjoy sailing whenever possible, so we booked a cruise with Captqin Mike and first mate Shawn while visiting the Burlington area recently. To our surprise it was just them and the two of us, and what we got was a personalized...More

2  Thank blaynef
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

Had a great time on the boat for the sunset cruise. It was really calm, and beautiful. First mate Shawn was really kind and friendly. Lake Champlain is superb. Really not expensive for what you get. Bring a bottle of wine and you will be...More

2  Thank Prof_Karine
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Michael C, Owner at Sailing Vessel Friend Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2012

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your sail with us on the Friend Ship. I love the pictures you posted. I hope you will come a sail with us again. Thanks, Capt. Mike Crowley

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Reviewed 27 July 2011

Seven of us, 4 Adults and 3 young teens, went on the noon 2.5 hour cruise. Two other couples we did not know were also aboard. The Friend Ship was easy to locate and there are many places close by to get sandwiches or snacks...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2011

Booked this sunset sail as a birthday treat for my wife and brought along some friends including a 9 and 13 year old. I got a good feeling about this even over the phone from FL. When I asked if I needed to provide payment...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2011

My wife and I try and take a sail where we go on vacation. This was truely one to remember. It was just Captian Glenn, Katie, and us. We had a very pleasant sail and felt like we were with old friends. I was even...More

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