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Mystic Whaler Cruises

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

Our cruise aboard the Mystic Whaler went from New London to Shelter Island NY, and the next night... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jeffrey L
A Perfect ending to summer nights

This was a gift to us from our daughters for our 35 th Anniversary ! We had a lovely evening... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colleen S
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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.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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35 Water Street, New London, CT 06320
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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 29 July 2017

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
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robertacebo
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.
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aromanticlady
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.
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hopeconstancelee
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.
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