on October 2, 2006
I decided to conclude our day in Burlington with a romantic surprise for my girlfriend: a cruise on Lake Champlain.However, I didn't want to do those large, non-intimate ferry cruises. I wanted something...different. After some poking online, I found the Whistling Man Schooner Company. Located behind the ECHO Leahy Center For Lake Champlain, it is right near those big bad ferries.It is a replica of an early 1900s Friendship sloop, making it more intimate...exactly what I wanted. It holds 12 passengers, plus a Captain and First Mate.What was nice is that you could bring your own food and drink onboard, so you could make it a lunch/dinner cruise if you wanted. The price was a little more steep than those ferries ($30/person) for a 2-hour cruise, but it was WELL worth it. As the website suggests, I would call ahead for reservations, especially their sunset cruise, which we took.How gloriously amazing that was. The weather was fantastic. The boat was great, and the sunset: Amazing.More information can be found here:http://www.whistlingman.com/Overall, a bit pricey but how amazing an experience it was. DEFINITELY would do it again!
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