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Lake Champlain Ferries

King St. Dock, Burlington, VT
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Ranked #5 of 21 activities in Burlington
Type: Tours
Traveler Description: The Lake Champlain Transportation Company runs three (3) separate ferry crossings across Lake Champlain to connect Vermont with New York State. The... more »
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Nashville, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was the kids first ferry experience and it was a great one. The scenery is fantastic. Takes about 40 minutes to cross. Everything appears to be safe. Small snack bar and gift shop below the car deck. Hold onto your kids because there are plenty of places and ways for them to wander off the ferry into the lake.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We took the ferry from Port Kent to Burlington and back and is just a beautiful ride! The views are stunning!

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East Granby, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our day started late in Burlington. The day was dreary from hurricane Arthur. We decided to drive along the lake shore north to the islands. Took several photos of bays, churches, red barns, marinas, and views of the mountains on both sides of the lake. Stopped to walk around st Ann's shrine and then decided to take the short ferry.... More

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New York City, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was the best experience while I stayed it was wondeful to tour around Lake champlain. The view is breath taking.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

What a great find! We took the Charlotte to Essex ferry. The day was beautiful and the 25 minute ride was very enjoyable. The view was amazing looking back at Vermont and ahead to New York. The prices were reasonable as well. It's $10 per car with driver, and $4 per passenger. Essex is a very small quaint town with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

A few minutes south of the State Park beach and campgrounds is where the Lake Champlain ferry crosses to Burlington. About an hour, it is a beautiful ride on a sunny day. Best of all, you can park the car on the New York side, buy a return ticket as a passenger and spend the day in Burlington, a very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

A bottle of magic hat local beer aboard a lake champ ferry is a lovely way to pass a day! Reasonably priced.

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Leave an hour before sunset, on a full moon night, if possible. And lift your face into the breeze. Bring a picnic, grab a beverage on board (or bring one). Then ride back under the full moon. Simply marvelous way to be on Lake Champlain for two hours if you go from Burlington, VT. and let someone else do the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We did a road trip from Niagara Falls to Acadia National Park this summer. We decided to cross lake Champlain through Port Kent so we would enjoy the scenery. It didn't disappoint! We had an amazing experience in our first car and passenger ferry. We went up to the top level to feel the wind and take it all in.... More

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Franklin Park, New Jersey
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25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We were 7 person in our car then took the ferry from Vermont to Port Kent,N.Y.You can see the best sunsets and very scenic route on the way to Port Kent.You also enjoy great food,drinks and live entertainment at Burlington's waterfront cafe.Accessible by boat It takes one hour

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