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The Spirit of Ethan Allen II

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Address: Burlington Boathouse, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone Number: 802-862-8300
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A relaxing cruise on this three-level ship provides gorgeous mountain views...

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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Lovely "big boat" boat tour on Lake Champlain

There are sailboat trips, which sounded great, but they are very small. If you want to make a spur of the moment, "let's take a break on a boat ride" trip, this fits the bill... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Momowow
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Arlington
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Arlington
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are sailboat trips, which sounded great, but they are very small. If you want to make a spur of the moment, "let's take a break on a boat ride" trip, this fits the bill really well. The mid-day trip can be done with or without a buffet. We skipped the buffet (though it not appear unreasonably priced) as service... More 

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1 Thank Momowow
Clearville, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the hour and a half scenic tour. It was very nice. The narrated tour covered a lot of parts of the Lake. It was informative and a really nice ride. Scenery was awesome!

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Thank Trica M
Trumbull, ct
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice boat ride with some good narrative of what you are looking at. Sitting on the forward deck is great, but on sunny days it gets really hot.

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Thank eabgolfer
Troy, New York, United States
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85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An afternoon cruise with an event space for our party - the event deck is often shared but we were alone on a fabulous summer's day. Appetizer plates were ready as we boarded, cash bar open in our area, then champagne and cake later. The cake was much better than is often the case! Historical/ geological narration but can be... More 

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Thank Janet D
Georgia
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We visited Burlington, VT in late May and took a 90 cruise aboard this ship on the spur of the moment. It was a beautiful day and very quiet, not yet the summer season, so the boat was almost empty. We took advantage of an on-board lunch. Food was just ok, but the setting - inside out of the wind... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Beautiful afternoon cruise, but we found it hard to hear the recorded narration over the engine noise and wind. We didn't have a meal so no comment on the food. The person selling tickets was rude but the other people on board were nice enough.

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Thank 698scottd
Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Got lucky and had a beautiful sunny day for our lunch cruise while we were up for Parents Weekend. Great way to see the lake up close. Great deck chairs to sit and enjoy the scenery. Food was ok. Stick to an easy drink or bottle from the bar. Narration was interesting but we couldn't hear it outside so missed... More 

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Thank Ina R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The cruise itself was OK - an advertised 90 minute cruise around the northern part of Lake Champlain that departed the dock 10 minutes late and docked a couple of minutes early. The mistake we made was signing up for the lunch cruise - a $21 lunch buffet that left a lot to be desired. I honestly could not identify... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen III at the Burlington Waterpark. The shoreline and Lake Champlain itself are mesmerizingly beautiful. My party of four boarded at 1:45 pm. Snacks and drinks were available. The narrated tour was informative. It was very relaxing. The views of the Adirondike Mountains of NY were outstanding as were the views of the Green Mountains.... More 

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

I took my girlfriend on a scenic cruise on her birthday aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen. The boat was very clean and well decorated. The staff were very friendly and on top of all our needs. They even had the option to have cake brought out to us for her birthday. We took advantage of the cake and it... More 

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