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Address: King St. Dock, Burlington, VT
Phone Number: 802-864-9804
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Description: Board the ferry to Port Kent, New York for a one-hour boat ride offering...
Board the ferry to Port Kent, New York for a one-hour boat ride offering some of the most beautiful mountain and lake views in the world.
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Essex-Charlotte ferry just for fun; cash only

We took the ferry from Essex, NY to Charlotte, VT, about 25 min ferry ride. Cost $14 for two adults plus our vehicle; cash only. The weather was crisp, but clear, and the lake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Karen C
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
40 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We took the ferry from Essex, NY to Charlotte, VT, about 25 min ferry ride. Cost $14 for two adults plus our vehicle; cash only. The weather was crisp, but clear, and the lake was perfectly smooth. We were able to get out of our car and take in the surroundings on the lake. Getting to the Essex landing from... More 

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I crossed the lake using the ferries twice and enjoyed the trip both times. Weather permitting you will get really scenic views of the lake as you cross. It is a car ferry but I travelled on it both times without a car and it was perfectly fine. The fare is a reasonable price ($8 without a vehicle) but do... More 

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Winston-Salem, NC
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141 reviews 141 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

During our recent road trip in southern VT, my wife suggested that we drive up to Charlotte and take the ferry across Lake Champlain to New York. Turned out to be a delightful little side trip. The drive up to Charlotte in VT is not particularly pretty, but the ferry runs frequently, only about a 30 minute ride across the... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
15 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We got the Amtrack from Montreal $25 and you do not need ESTA, about 2 hrs out near Plattsburgh US customs came on board and $6 fee we were processed. Cannot bring fruit across the border. The train dropped us at Port Kent at a tiny siding, we then wallet about 20 metres to the lakes edge and purchased tickets... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Early September, a bit of a nip in the air, and Burlington is steeped in the Arts, along Pine street street filled with old industrial buildings, now dedicated to art studios, and fantastic artisans who make great lighting from old industrial hardware, as well as solid well-designed wooden furniture made with real elbow grease, good tools & solid Vermont craftsmanship.... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We took the ferry from Burlington, VT to Port Kent, NY and back again. It was a very pleasant and peaceful trip across beautiful Lake Champlain. It was not too crowded on the boat so it was relaxing and quiet. We got off at Port Kent and had a bit of a look around. There is a nice little shop/cafe... More 

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I arrived in Burlington the morning of 8/28, and took the 1:30 ferry to NY State and back. It was $18 for a round trip ticket (per adult). The view of the Adirondacks was breathtaking. The ride was smooth and quiet. Very relaxing. It's also a nice opportunity to meet other travelers and share traveling stories. The entire trip was... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

On our way home on a recent trip to New Hampshire, we drove to Grand Isle, VT and took the ferry across to Plattsburg, NY. The line up for the ferry wasn't long and the fare across was a better option than driving north and across the bridge at the top of the lake. Staff were friendly and efficient in... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We took the ferry from Port Kent, NY to Burlington, VT at the suggestion of a family member. I was somewhat apprehensive due to feeling seasick and motion sick very easily. Neither was a factor and we really enjoyed our passage over to Burlington. The views were breathtaking! The ride was smooth and staff were very friendly. We would definitely... More 

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Brunswick, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Took the 10:50 am ferry from Port Kent NY to Burlington VT on a beautiful, sunny day. Crossing took about one hour. The views of the Green Mountains on one side and the Adirondacks on the other were some of the best I've seen!

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