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The Spirit of Ethan Allen II

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Address: Burlington Boathouse, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone Number: 802-862-8300
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A relaxing cruise on this three-level ship provides gorgeous mountain views...

A relaxing cruise on this three-level ship provides gorgeous mountain views and an introduction to the history of the region by your ship's captain. Also very popular are dinner cruises with themes ranging from a Hawaiian luau to a murder mystery.

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Great way to see the lake!

Got lucky and had a beautiful sunny day for our lunch cruise while we were up for Parents Weekend. Great way to see the lake up close. Great deck chairs to sit and enjoy the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
Ina R
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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Beautiful afternoon cruise, but we found it hard to hear the recorded narration over the engine noise and wind. We didn't have a meal so no comment on the food. The person selling tickets was rude but the other people on board were nice enough.

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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Got lucky and had a beautiful sunny day for our lunch cruise while we were up for Parents Weekend. Great way to see the lake up close. Great deck chairs to sit and enjoy the scenery. Food was ok. Stick to an easy drink or bottle from the bar. Narration was interesting but we couldn't hear it outside so missed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The cruise itself was OK - an advertised 90 minute cruise around the northern part of Lake Champlain that departed the dock 10 minutes late and docked a couple of minutes early. The mistake we made was signing up for the lunch cruise - a $21 lunch buffet that left a lot to be desired. I honestly could not identify... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen III at the Burlington Waterpark. The shoreline and Lake Champlain itself are mesmerizingly beautiful. My party of four boarded at 1:45 pm. Snacks and drinks were available. The narrated tour was informative. It was very relaxing. The views of the Adirondike Mountains of NY were outstanding as were the views of the Green Mountains.... More 

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

I took my girlfriend on a scenic cruise on her birthday aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen. The boat was very clean and well decorated. The staff were very friendly and on top of all our needs. They even had the option to have cake brought out to us for her birthday. We took advantage of the cake and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I booked this cruise to celebrate my husband's birthday and we had a wonderful time! The price was great for the scenic cruise and brunch. The food was delicious (even had great vegetarian and gluten free options), we greatly enjoyed the complimentary mimosas and the amount of time spent on the boat was the perfect amount of time to enjoy... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on 8/19/15. The scenic cruise, Celebration Package, and customer service were top notch! The views were phenomenal and we learned some interesting tidbits about Lake Champlain!

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Rockwall, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This was one of my husband's favorite. It may be because he drank Champagne on Lake Champlain! Cruise was relaxing and not crowded so we had a good view. Buffet was hot/cold food, salads and many deserts. Narration could have been louder or clearer. Request to sit near the rear of the boat. it has the best panoramic view.

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Manakin Sabot, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We took the lunch cruise. The food was average. It was touted as barbecue but being from the South it was not what we are used to. The ride was for about one and half hours which was just right. Wished that a tour guide would have told us what we were viewing.

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Thank dond7
Effort, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The cruise was enjoyable. We ordered the 16" pizza for something to eat. Let's just say, that the cruise was enjoyable. We parked in the Macy's lot on Cherry street, which is a couple of blocks away from the Spirit of Ethan Allen. Three hours cost me $3, which is a great price for Burlington.

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