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Lake Champlain Ferries

King St. Dock, Burlington, VT 05401
+1 802-864-9804
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Relax and enjoy the ride

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

Reviewed December 4, 2016
Germantown, Tennessee
Loved this 30 minute ferry ride!

We've used this ferry several times and enjoy it! It was $14.50 for us and the car and a... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2016
Aurora, Colorado
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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King St. Dock, Burlington, VT 05401
+1 802-864-9804
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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 :)

2  Thank Loren555
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...More

1  Thank MT1
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...More

1  Thank DMBTraveler
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...More

2  Thank Ray P
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...More

1  Thank BeBe_Bon
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
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
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
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
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Our first time on the ferry. Everything was very relaxed. Only a small ferry which took about 30 mins to cross the lake. We paid $14 for the one way trip (2 adults and a car). It was a very smooth crossing and the time...More

2  Thank Lipz268
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July 11, 2017|
Response from Bill S | Reviewed this property |
No ferry from Burlington to Montreal, there is a scenic ferry from Burlington to Port Kent, NY, then you would get on interstate 87 and drive north about an hour to Montreal.
Judy K
September 15, 2016|
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Response from Don J | Reviewed this property |
Early October and yes you can take a pop up
August 9, 2016|
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Response from Larry K | Reviewed this property |
The ferry from burlington is about 1.5 hours to New York but the one further south in Charlotte is only 20 minutes. With either you then get to 87 New York thruway. I have heard of a route thru the Adirondacks that takes you... More