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Address: 1 College St, Burlington Boathouse, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
Phone Number: +1 802-862-8300
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Vermont's largest cruise ship and floating restaurant on Lake Champlain....

Vermont's largest cruise ship and floating restaurant on Lake Champlain. Daily tours offered, May - October.

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A different view of Burlington

We chose the 4:00 cruise with no food and I think that's the best choice. The food we saw on other tables did not look tempting. We went on a day that was cool and cloudy so the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Michigan
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Tampa, Florida
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53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very nice way to see the lake and learn about the history of the area. Relaxing. Plenty of room to sit and walk around to see al the beauty the lake has to offer. Beverage and snacks available for purchase. You can not bring any food or beverages onboard, including water. But you are allowed to put your water... More 

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Thank Renee B
huntsville, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a way to spend 90 minutes! This ferry ride across Lake Champlain is breathtaking! Areas available in and out of direct sunlight on the deck depending on your preference. Very pleasant staff served up cocktails and food. The dirty martini was delish. I would definitely do again on my next visit here.

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Thank Jason R
Champaign, Illinois
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140 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoyed this educational boat cruise on Lake Champlain. The cool breeze was very enjoyable on a hot day, and we learned a lot about the history of the lake. Be careful not to purchase your own soda or water before entering the boat; like a movie theater, outside refreshments are not allowed. There are drinks and... More 

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Thank TamuSabby
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a pleasant trip, we went while dropping our son for college. We took the 12 pm boat that offers a decent Buffet lunch. The staff incredibly welcoming and attentive. The whole trip was superb. Perfect outing with grandparents. Impeccable toilettes and service. It's also perfect for banquet parties. Bravo

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Thank MarcelaDicovskiy
Michigan
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84 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose the 4:00 cruise with no food and I think that's the best choice. The food we saw on other tables did not look tempting. We went on a day that was cool and cloudy so the boat wasn't very crowded--only about 36 people. It was a fun relaxing way to spend the late afternoon in Burlington, and we... More 

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Merseyside
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went as a family on the scenic cruise round Lake Champlain. The cruise took 1hour 30 mins. The scenery was beautiful and the boat was not full so there was plenty of room for us to walk around and view the scenery fron both sides of the boat. There was a commentary giving facts the lake and pointing out... More 

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Thank LouMerseyside
Mesa, Arizona
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57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our friends invited us to ride with them on the most beautiful day! We chose the ten a.m. cruise which turned out to be the best because the line to get on at noon looked very long! There were two decks open. We went as far up as we could. We sat at small tables near the snack bar. There... More 

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Thank sanpregent
Seneca Falls, New York
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I feel there were not enough waitresses on the Sunset Cruise we took on August 20. My kids and I ordered nachos and sandwiches. Apparently out order wasn't put in. I understand mistakes happen; however a waitress checked with is when we didn't have food and we told her we had ordered. Much later we checked on the progress and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The duration, the quality of the vessel and the cheerfulness of the crew and servers was great. Must experience this to complete any trip of Burlington. We had a sunny day and the visibility was awesome.

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Williamstown, Vermont
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a lunch time cruise on beautiful Lake Champlain. We sat on the deck in the front of the ship. This is a narrated cruise with the history of the lake and pointing out various landmarks. It is well worth the trip. We had the cheese pizza and sodas meal. The pizza was average. The main point of the... More 

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