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

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Marilyn H
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Rockwall, Texas
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West Springfield, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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Effort, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We decided to take the boat ride of Lake Champlain. Found the tour informative and the trip worth the effort. You can purchase food and drinks on board and the service was attentive but not annoying. A storm whipped up while on board and there was adequate seating in the covered area to wait until the storm passed. Great for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We were looking for a rainy day thing to do and found it. Great choice over shopping. Best choice of the trip. Boat was nice and the crew was very friendly and attentive. Our server Eduard was the best and made it even more enjoyable Food 5 stars Tour 4 stars (not your fault just my history major kicking in).... More 

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Monroe, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went on the Saturday evening dinner and sunset cruise. It was a beautiful evening and the cruise was very nice. The dinner was acceptable, nothing to rave about. Dinner is included in the price but drinks and appetizers are extra. You have your choice of four or five entrees. The salmon was OK, the chicken was rather small and extremely... More 

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Boydton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

What a wonderful way to spend an evening on Lake Champlain watching the sun set. The food was delicious and our server Isabelle was excellent. Captain Bob made the trip smooth sailing. The scenery is out standing and because of the mountains we got to see the sunset twice. Would highly recommend sunset cruise.

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