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“Closed, but beautiful”

Burlington Community Boathouse Marina
Ranked #27 of 77 things to do in Burlington
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: At the centrally located Burlington Community Boathouse Marina, transient boaters will find dockage, services and a fantastic dockside restaurant, Splash. Whether you’re looking for hourly dockage, moorings or overnight dockage, the Boathouse Marina offers the greatest amount of dockage while not compromising on location! Boaters will find easy and close access to shopping, grocery stores, hardware stores and fantastic restaurants all within close walking distance. Located at our docks are the sailing charter companies Whistling Man Schooner and Let’s Go Sailing. The Spirit of Ethan Allen cruise boat also calls the Boathouse Marina home. Come pull up a seat in one of our Adirondack chairs located on our fully public dock and enjoy the best view in town! Free Wi-Fi is made available by Burlington Telecom
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Colden, New York
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Closed, but beautiful”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

The off-season boathouse was already closed when we arrived, but we walked to the dock and deck, and it was just beautiful...great place for a party or wedding.

Visited November 2013
Thank Michael N
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35 reviews from our community

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English first
Burlington, Vermont
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great place to watch sunset.”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Truly one of my favorite spots in Burlington ! The Burlington Boat House is open to all. Even if you don't want to eat at Splash, you can go down on the dock and have or drink (or not) and just watch the amazing Burlington sunsets. The upstairs deck is also open to the public (there are tables and chairs) unless there is a sign at the bottom of the stairs saying private party. You do not need to buy anything to go there.

Visited August 2013
3 Thank bbrodie
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Albany, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great location, rude service from the children who work there”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great location, right on lake champlain. Food was good, prices not too bad. The bar staff were rude to each other as well as the customers. I witnessed a lady ask a question about their wine to the bartender who proceeded to toss a wine list to here and ask if anyone else waiting knew what they wanted to drink. The poor lady was embassassed. I also witnessed them slamming thing around and throwing empty jugs in a tantrum when things were in their way or found to be empty. Owners may wish to hire more mature or at least more responsible staff.

Visited July 2013
4 Thank SunSandandBeach40
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Montreal, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“The waterfront”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

The best place on the waterfront to see the sunset in the mountains. The band who played on Saturday night was just ok.

Visited July 2013
Thank Leo041
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Sosua, Dominican Republic
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great location, mediocre food”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

You can't beat sitting in the sunshine at the water's edge on a floating dock! There are public dock spaces for those who want to tie up and have lunch. When we were there in late May it was packed late afternoon. However, the food was pretty "average", and the prices were steep. Good selection of Vermont beers.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank dallasalice123
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