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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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Fun hour and a half

We enjoyed our cruise on a windy Saturday afternoon. Even though it was windy and rough the ride was smooth and enjoyable. The price and size of the appetizers is the best value... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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syracuse ny
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72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a beautiful warm sunny day so we thought we'd spend the 90 mins on this boat to take the tour and learn about Lake Champlain and it's history. The tour is very well narrated, and you can buy food/drinks and sit on the deck and see everything as it goes by. I would definitely recommend!

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Thank mlb50
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I called ahead to make sure that having a one year old onboard in a stroller would not be an issue. I was told it was perfectly fine and that space would be available on the first level at 12 or 2 with no issues. We purchased our tickets for $50 and waited to board. When boarding, the captain asked... More 

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately as with so many boat trips there is not much to see and this was no exception. If you like taking a 1.5 hour cruise on a boat then go for it. If you want to see some places of interest then don't bother. Food is served on board and staff are helpful and friendly.

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Portsmouth
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39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our cruise on a windy Saturday afternoon. Even though it was windy and rough the ride was smooth and enjoyable. The price and size of the appetizers is the best value in Burlington! My only complaint is that I wish the narrative portion of the tour was live and not prerecorded.

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Thank PortsmouthNHCouple
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My bf and i came here for the lunch time cruise. The scenery was lovely. The food decent. The drinks tasty the staff great. The only bummer was we could not hear the narration of the cruise. The recording was telling you great history but was so low. It was disappointing.

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Thank Sarah M
Boston MA
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Smooth sail in spite of windy wavy day. Lovely lunch and fast service from waitstaff. Enjoyed all the information about the lake. Parking is a little confusing for out of towners. Hate those automated machines. Info booth told us there was a municipal lot by the Hilton that had 2 hours free parking. YEA!! We took 1 1/2 hour cruise... More 

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Thank BostonMABetsy
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful afternoon on Spirit of Ethan Allen with good intro to the area for visitors. Food and drink in board, enough for 90 min cruise.

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Thank Hilary P
Groton, Connecticut
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Here on 9/11 Sunday took 4-5:30 cruise for $23.50 each, website said $19.50, oh well. Guided to aft part of boat to tables or chairs, waitress taking drink orders. Chose to go to the bow where we were alone for a few minutes (like to see what's coming, not going). Enjoyed the water views, mountains and history on the pre-recorded... More 

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Thank Susan27GrotonCT
Oak Park, California
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I came to Burlington for the last night on our honeymoon and we wanted to find the best way to see Lake Champlain. I booked one of the Scenic Cruises since that was the only one they had available on the day we would be there. The website was great because I could live chat with someone... More 

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Troy, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 1 1/2 hour lunch cruise. The buffet was very good. The cruise was enjoyable and included a history of the lake. The crew was pleasant. Would highly recommend.

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