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Lake Champlain Ferries

King St. Dock, Burlington, VT
802-864-9804
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Ranked #4 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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Orange,NSW,Aust
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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Dunrobin
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The ferry from Plattsburg, NY to Grand Isle, VT is quick, easy, and cheap. We drove up, paid our $14 for two passengers and a car and drove right on to the small ferry. The crossing is less than 15 minutes and then it is a scenic drive to get to the main part of Vermont. The ferry from Burlington,... More

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Agawam, MA
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Took the ferry as an extention of a road trip, arrived at the dock just in time for the ferry, with no waiting. Weather was beautiful and clear, and very enjoyable. Snacks and gifts are available on board. Easy to get to on both side of the lake.

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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

On August 2, 2014, my wife and I decided to take the Lake Champlain Ferry between Essex, New York and Charlotte, Vermont. The whole trip was very entertaining and the weather was just fabulous. In the summer, specifically in August, the ferry leaves the Essex port every 30 minutes. Approximately 30 vehicles can board the ferry and the total travel... More

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New York
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100 reviews 100 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Take this ferry almost every week for work. It's an enjoyable although short ride! Most times the scenery is stunning. I believe it's 2 miles between Plattsburgh and Grand Isle.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were planning on making a circle tour from Burlington Vt to Plattsburgh NY and then up to Canadian border and across the bride from NY back to Vermont at Rousses point and then down through the Champlain Islands by car. The highlight was the short and scenic ferry ride from Grand Isle to Plattsburg NY. It only cost $13.50... More

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