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We took a three day cruise on this Schooner from Quebec to Ogdenburg, NY. This is an authentic... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
One of the best activities on Lake Michigan

Sailing on the Denis Sullivan sail boat is a unique experience in Milwaukee. This attraction is... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Explore the wonder, beauty, and fun of Lake Michigan from the deck of Discovery World’s Tall Ship, the S/V Denis Sullivan. Climb aboard the world’s only re-creation of a 19th century three-masted, Great Lakes schooner.
500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
+1 414-765-8625
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We took a Sunday evening 2 hour sail. Winds were too calm to actually sail the boat under her own power so our trip consisted of motoring up the shoreline of Milwaukee and into the mouth of the Milwaukee River. The weather conditions obviously were...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We took a trip around Milwaukee side of Lake Michigan with three children-13,10,8. The first 20 minutes were exciting with group participation in setting the sails. After that, the crew dissipated and showed no interest in the passengers. They went to their galley and would...More

1  Thank julielex
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We took a three day cruise on this Schooner from Quebec to Ogdenburg, NY. This is an authentic seafaring trip, not a cruise ship. Passengers participate in the activities on-board (to the extent they feel comfortable) helping check readings, hoist sails, clean-up the galley after...More

3  Thank LLRicci
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Sailing on the Denis Sullivan sail boat is a unique experience in Milwaukee. This attraction is seasonal so please check the available dates to sail. Share the love for the lake, nature and sailing with Family & Friends. A small excursion only hours long gives...More

4  Thank FoodieMKE
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The SV Dennis Sullivan is a rare platform to promote clean water and century old sailing on the Great Lakes. It was docked at the Port Washington, Wi dock. We had a BLAST. Helped raise the sails. Learned what it's like to be under the...More

1  Thank toddk13 .
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

It seemed pricey at $45 each, but we really enjoyed the 2 hour trip on the lake. The captain and crew were all so friendly. The history of how the ship came to be and its adventures since were captivating. The view of Milwaukee from...More

Thank Konrad V
Reviewed 8 September 2015

It was such a great experience to sail on a replica schooner that once sailed on Lake Michigan. The crew was friendly and willing to answer any of our questions. The boat will take 50 but there was only 10 on our trip which was...More

2  Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 28 May 2015

My husband and I were up in Milwaukee for Irish Fest and booked a tour on the SV Denis Sullivan. What a great excursion. Not only is the entire crew friendly, but we got to help them by hoisting the sails! It was a not...More

Thank Mary_Gums
Reviewed 20 September 2014

First Time sailing. Crew was great and I got to help hoist the sails - not as easy as looks. Great view of Milwaukee skyline. Lake was a little rough. Glad Discovery World was closed or I would never have gone. Would go again but...More

Thank Terry K
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Had a great time on the Denis Sullivan! Crew was so nice and mingled with the visitors explaining what they are doing with sails, etc. and readily answering any questions. So beautiful to see the Milwaukee skyline from the water. The Denis Sullivan was neat...More

1  Thank LuannL_13
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