Lobster Dinner Cruise

New London, CT

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Enjoy a delicious casual lobster feast on the tall ship, Mystic Whaler, as you take in spectacular views during sunset!

  • Awarded Yankee Magazine’s Editors' Choice for Connecticut Coastal Cruises and Best of Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine
  • Originally built in 1967, the 103-foot Mystic Whaler carries 3,000 square feet of sail and meets all Coast Guard standards for safety
  • This cruise includes your choice of either lobster, grilled chicken, or a vegetarian entrée, along with clam chowder, coleslaw, dinner rolls, and dessert
  • Steaming lobsters, beautiful sunsets, and lasting memories! 
City Pier - New London, CT

June through September:
Select Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays - 5:30 PM

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    Essential Information
    • Children must be at least 5 years old
    • Vegetarian meals are available with advance notice
    • Coffee, tea, lemonade, and water are included
    • Feel free to BYOB, but excessive use is not permitted
    • Gratuity is not included but appreciated if you enjoyed your experience
    3 hours
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    There will be up to 50 people on this cruise.
    Only booked participants will be on the cruise.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience will run rain or shine. The Captain and crew are dedicated to providing a safe, enjoyable and memorable sailing adventure in all kinds of weather. In the event of a cancellation due to inclement weather, passengers will receive a 1 year rescheduling certificate.
    What To Wear
    Dress is very casual on the Mystic Whaler. Please prepare for warm days, cool nights and a stiff breeze. Bring a swimsuit and beach towel; the boat may anchor for swimming. No special boat shoes are required.
    Where will we go?
    The cruise begins with a narrated tour of the Thames River's historic waterfront, including famous forts and lighthouses. You will then explore the waters of Fisher's Island Sound.
    What if it rains?
    This dinner cruise will run rain or shine. Tarps are raised over the decks so guests can enjoy the view and stay dry. The captain and crew always strive to provide a fun and memorable sailing experience in any type of weather. In the event of hazardous weather conditions, the captain will make the decision to remain in port until the conditions improve. Passengers' safety and comfort are the number 1 priority.
    Will I get seasick?
    The Mystic Whaler typically experiences very calm waters and motion comparable to riding in a tour bus. However, there are no motion sickness remedies on board. If you are concerned about your comfort, please choose a method that best suits your needs.
    What if I am allergic to shellfish?
    Vegetarian and non-shellfish meals are available upon request. Please notify Cloud 9 Living of any food allergies or restrictions upon booking.

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    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 14 days prior to the experience and are subject to a $10 cancellation fee. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

    Customer Reviews
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    “Excellent- It was a beautiful night for sailing and the food and service couldn’t be beat! Thank You”
    “It was a wonderful experience! Our 4 kids gave us the cruise for our 40th wedding anniversary. Captain John and his crew were so friendly and knowledgeable. The food was great! My only disappointment (and I do understand why) was we were not able to go under full sail. Capt. John made the call that with the increasing winds and the water a bit choppy, it would not be conducive to eating lobster dinners. I was hoping we would get to go out on LI Sound and sail around some of the islands etc. We only got to the mouth of the Thames River and mostly under power. We had one of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever seen! Over all it was a fantastic experience! I might like to try the overnight cruise!”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi there Cotty! It sounds like the Lobster Dinner Cruise was a splash hit! A big congratulations to you on the 40th wedding anniversary! That is a quite the accomplishment.  I'm sorry that the water and winds were not behaving, but are very pleased to know that Captain John kept everyone safe and smiling. We certainly would not want choppy water to reclaim your seafood dinners! It seems that the navigation calls were made for this same reason. Oh my, I am so excited that the sunset was beautiful and a great end to a fantastic sail! We cannot wait to get you out on the water again! Let us know when you are ready to get out on another adventure.  Best, Sophia
    “Could not have asked for a better experience , The Captain and crew were first rate . Best clam chowder and lobster On the east coast.. Great fun!!”
    “Very good experience. Staff was super (friendly and helpful) and food was excellent. It was a little difficult to eat the lobster while balancing plates on lap. Also would have been nice to have sailed further up or down the coast than we did. Still would definitely take this trip again and would highly recommend it to others.”
    “My mother and I went on the lobster cruise and had a fabulous time. The captain and crew were impeccable and the food delicious. Was a such an awesome experience and will definitely recommend or return! Thanks!”
    “Had a wonderful time! Can't wait to go again.”
    “The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was great. The cruise was enjoyable. An experience we can heartily recommend to all. ”
    “The ride on the boat was nice. Not as comfortable as we expected. Seating was difficult. 3 hours and nowhere to rest your back. Lobster was a bit difficult to eat without any kind of tables to put it on. Thought it was quite messy. Did not think it was worth the price at all. The utensils looked old and tarnished. Paper plates didn't work well with lobster and the mugs looked like they came from different tag sales. The clam chowder was excellent. It was something different to do, but we would not recommend it. ”
    “What a beautiful day for this experience. A great boat and crew! Peaceful! We enjoyed ourselves from beginning to end. Food was DELISH. Taking my mother and mother in law next month. ”
    “Wonderful experience. Sail and crew were the best. Lobster dinner was an added pleasure. Great gift.”
    “This was a awesome experience. The staff and captain were beyond my expectations. This was one of the best things I have done while in Connecticut. I can't say enough about the whole experience. Food was wonderful, the staff was all about making sure we were having a great time, waiting on all of us hand and foot. I really enjoyed every minute of our 3 hours. I hope to do this again. Thank you so much for a wonderful time.”
    “Getting the gift certificate and booking was easy. Got a response right away with all the needed information on the dinner cruise itself. The dinner cruise was FABULOUS. The captain, crew and food was wonderful. The other passengers were extremely friendly. Couldn't ask for better weather or a better time. Already thinking about booking a 3-5 day excursion/vacation for next year. Can't thank you enough!”
    “An enjoyable experience, friendly and knowledgable staff, great scenery, all around good time. ”
    “Lobster Dinner was fabulous. They started with clam chowder, it was so good we had seconds. For desert they had cheese cake with fresh raspberries and homemade whipped cream. The crew went out of their way to accommodate us.”
    “We had an amazing time on our lobster cruise on The Mystic Whaler!!! I can't wait to try brunch!”
    “It was a joy to sail with Captain John and his delightful crew. Thank you for making it a special day.”
    “The crew was lovely. The whole evening was overshadowed by the weather: raw and rainy for the time of the trip. We met some nice folks and all made the best of it. Glad there were only 30 passengers given the weather. Can't imagine where 20 more folks would have fit and stayed dry. The crew made us all comfortable. May try again and hope for better weather. ”
    “So awesome. Will be doing this every year from here on out. The views were gorgeous, Captain and crew fun and interactive and the lobster dinner was to die for. I would suggest this adventure to anyone that would listen. ”
    “Food was good, cruise was excellent.”
    “It was a lovely evening, the boat is gorgeous and sailing on full sail- there is truly nothing like it. The food was very tasty, it was a bit like a picnic people spread up and down the boat, but it was a very nice evening. If you like being out on the water, and like lobster, it will be hard to beat this cruise. Thanks for a great time!”
    “I took the whole family on the Mystic Whaler dinner cruise, we were extremely pleased with the kindness and attentiveness of the whole crew. We all had a very relaxing and wonderful experience. Thank You and we are looking forward to our next cruise. ”

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