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Lake Champlain Ferries

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Address: King St. Dock, Burlington, VT
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+1 802-864-9804
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Board the ferry to Port Kent, New York for a one-hour boat ride offering...

Board the ferry to Port Kent, New York for a one-hour boat ride offering some of the most beautiful mountain and lake views in the world.

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Nice way to cross the lake.

Fairly easy and pleasant way to cross to Plattsburgh. Nice to go up on deck, particularly in the summer.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Montreal, Quebec
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Montreal, Quebec
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fairly easy and pleasant way to cross to Plattsburgh. Nice to go up on deck, particularly in the summer.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Very enjoyable. The ride was worth the fee. We were able to enjoy a great view of the lake as we crossed the lake :)

Thank Loren555
Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We've used this ferry several times and enjoy it! It was $14.50 for us and the car and a convenient schedule. You can get out of your car and walk around during the crossing and the scenery is nice. You can stay inside an enclosed are or be outside in the elements. We would recommend the ferry - very convenient.

Thank MT1
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

An easy way to transit between upstate New York and Vermont. A cash operation that will cost you $10.25 per car plus $4.25 per passenger. Not a bad deal considering the time saved driving plus the views crossing Lake Champlain. If you get lucky you might just spot "Champie".

Thank DMBTraveler
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Lake Champlain Ferries is the worst thing on Lake Champlain. NOT ONLY are some crossings only seasonal, but they don't accept credit cards. The lines are always ridiculously long, and understaffed. Customers have to get boarding passes to hand in after they go through a pay station there is no other way around (not efficient). The company itself is a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We crossed from Vermont to Essex NY, which is the southernmost crossing of the Lake Champlain Ferries. Essex is a very small village with only a couple of shops and eateries. We actually drove 8 miles further to Willsboro for lunch. The ferry ride was easy and relaxing; well worth our time !

Thank BeBe_Bon
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

what a beautiful way on vacation to get over to NY state from VT. Short 3 mile ferry ride our of Essex . Really beautiful day for the crossing and met fun peeps from all over the country onboard.

Thank 205MMM77
Catskill Region, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Passengers and employees were friendly & the conversations helped pass the time waiting to board. Smooth boat ride and nice views of Lake Champlain.

Thank Kathleen B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

we travelled in a party of 6 we were welcomed on-board and had a great time, we were really well looked after and the commentary was very helpful. this is a great trip for 2 or more.

Thank Peter F
Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We took the day narration cruise around the lake. It was fantastic! Although a bit warm and windy, there is narration over the loud speakers so you can learn about the shipwrecks and historical sites around the lake.

Thank ChristineDvt

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