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Address: Burlington Boathouse, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone Number: 802-862-8300
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 cruise, so-so dinner

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Monroe, CT
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English first
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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Springfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a nice cruise through huge lake Champlain surrounded by blue mountains, There are many boats ant yachts on the water. You can listen to narration, order a drink, or just enjoy the scenery.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Cruise itself was well worth it; however, we did the luncheon cruise which I would not do again. The food was average (though the dessert table was excellent). Not a large selection of main dishes so unless you liked what they were serving that particular day (which my husband didn't) not much to choose from.

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Ave Maria, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This Brunch, which is only offered on Sundays, is a great way to get out on Lake Champlain without worrying about getting wet. On the Sunday that we went, the lake was very calm, so the ride was quite smooth. We had paid extra to ensure that we would be seated by a window, which was a good idea. The... More 

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were fortunate enough to be on the first trip out of the season on board this vessel. It is a well equipped boat, capable of taking over 400+ passengers. All decks have great viewing capabilities. The trip was relaxing, although still a little chilly out on Lake Champlain. The audio commentary was good and informative and the scenery stunning.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great way to enjoy with family or on a romantic date. I brought my parents (late 60's) to the Italian night and they loved it! Definitely a good choice to get to know a scenic side of the Lake.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely relaxing lunch on Lake Champlain on the Spirit of Ethan Allen. Our cruise was not crowded as it was a cool, overcast day, but that did not dampen the spirits of the wait staff. We were served a spiced pumpkin bisque as a starter which was FABULOUS! Lunch was a buffet which was very tasty with... More 

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took the morning cruise on a bright sunny day. The boat was not very crowded. There was a canned commentary, obviously pre-recorded. I would have preferred a live commentary. But he ship was clean. There was a waitress who offered us something to eat and drink. I had a bottle of water and ordered the shrimp cocktail. I was... More 

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Address: Burlington Boathouse, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone Number: 802-862-8300
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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