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The Spirit of Ethan Allen II

Burlington Boathouse, Burlington, VT 05401
802-862-8300
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Ranked #13 of 20 activities in Burlington
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Wow what a wonderful tour of the Lake. Go for Lunch it is only 10 dollars more and the food was very good. The narration of the Lake History was wonderful. After Lunch sit on the upper deck and enjoy the weather and the view of a beautiful part of our country.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Our office staff recent did a lunch cruise and had reserved and paid in advance for our lunch. Once we got on the boat for lunch they handed us a bill for 15% mandatory gratuity. It was not disclosed when I booked the event, I even book in person and they made no mention of a mandatory tip. I'm all... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Excellent cruise great narration great food. Cruised around Burlington, VT, Shelburne and Mallett's Bay.

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Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Skip the lunch and enjoy a cruise. As others have said, the food is underwhelming. The boat is smooth and the narrative points out the best stuff. If it is a hot day, expect a giggle when you approach the rocks nearing the end of the ride. Our cruise was not an hour and a half. We were horrified that... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The sunset cruise had an option...murder mystery dinner theatre..Turns out there is not much mystery and very little theatre. You are also seated on the first deck inside at long tables and you might end up on far from a window. The best part of the dinner was the waitstaff, they were pleasant and efficient. The best feature of the... More

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Waterford, NY
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The snack/food items are pretty limited and quite pricey ($9 for a frozen cocktail, $7 for the kids' virgin daquiri) but was still a nice trip.

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Costa Mesa, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Took the 10 AM cruise on Oct.. 14, the last day of the season. Avoided the noon cruise because I was told the food is not worth the extra $. Website gives you a $2.00 off coupon. The cruise itself was informative and relaxing. The big problem was that there were a number of adults on board who thought the... More

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nystate
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Took the lunch cruise but opted out of the lunch buffet menu. Those not involved in the luncheon were directed to the top tier of the boat like 3rd class passengers. Only when I asked about it being cold on the 3rd open deck was I told a short time later that we could go down to the enclosed area.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

My sisters and I took the late afternoon Spirit of Ethan Allen cruise on lake Champlaine. What a relaxing and informative way to enjoy the lake and the area. We had a beautiful summer day to enjoy the scenery and learn about the history of the lake and the surrounding area. We were seated at tables where you could get... More

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Lake Grove, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Took the 4pm cruise with my family on the Spirit of Ethan Allen II. Was a nice time of day to be out on the lake. Interesting narration. You can get snacks/food and drinks table service, food was pretty good. Nice afternoon

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