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Spirit of Ethan Allen

1 College Street, Burlington Boathouse, Burlington, VT 05401
+1 802-862-8300
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Lovely night on the lake.

Our group had a 2+ hour dinner cruise. The staff was very friendly and we felt welcomed. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Warren, New Hampshire
via mobile
Mothers day brunch.

I have read many reviews about other cruises with buffets and they were GREAT but I was NOT... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keene, New Hampshire
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  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch cruise” (42 reviews)
“scenic cruise” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 College Street, Burlington Boathouse, Burlington, VT 05401
+1 802-862-8300
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group had a 2+ hour dinner cruise. The staff was very friendly and we felt welcomed. The afternoon good weather rolled into the early evening. Very comfortable dining area with such an attentive staff that empty glasses disappeared almost immediately. Our group had a...More

Thank Redwing227
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have read many reviews about other cruises with buffets and they were GREAT but I was NOT impressed with the Mothers day brunch. Very expensive for a tasteless very limited variety of mostly breakfast items which were barely warm and a definate NON child...More

Thank 03beetle
SOEAVT, Marketing Director at Spirit of Ethan Allen, responded to this review

Hi there, We are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your cruise on Mother's Day, especially as it was a special occasion with your family. We felt very fair charging $37.75 (not including gratuity) for our Mother's Day Brunch. This included the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

No visit to Vermont is complete without seeing Vermont's Green Mountains and New York's Adirondacks on Lake Champlain via the Spirit of Ethan Allen. We also enjoyed a wonderful luncheon - prepared on board. Can't wait to go back again - soon!

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Call us crazy, but when bad weather threatened to ruin our 4th of July this past summer, we decided to drive 4 hours up to Burlington, Vermont, where it was sunny - and we had a great time on the Spirit of Ethan Allen. We...More

1  Thank GraceMarieGMC
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I enjoyed this cruise around Lake Champlain. There was a pre-recorded tour narration that played as we traveled. It was full of history and trivia about the lake and Vermont in general. Sometimes it was hard to hear, so you may want to find a...More

Thank Karl L
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Great cruise awesome potential for a stunning sunset depending on weather. Food was decent buffet style with several options. Live piano music was excellent.

Thank connorhwilliams802
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We (myself, my husband, our 3 year old daughter and 1 1/2 yr old son) fully enjoyed the morning scenic cruise! We all learned a lot and the surroundings were always breathtaking. I have lived in Vermont most of my life and have been on...More

Thank hbsp99
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I went as part of a group on the lunch cruise on one of the last days of operation for the Spirit of Ethan Allen. Although the weather was a bit brisk for venturing out on the decks, it was very pleasant inside the large,...More

Thank Maureen L
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We took the 10.00 am 90 minutes scenic cruise and the Lake was at its best, calm and very attractive. Commentary was fine and there was a snack bar service available. The later cruises have lunch option which wasn't on ours. The Ethan Allen was...More

Thank Childwall56
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice sunset dinner cruise. Staff was attentive. Scenery was beautiful. Weather was lovely. I have been on other sunset cruises that we not as good as this. It was a nice few hours out on the water.

Thank Wilma M
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Tim C
If I reserve with my credit card and cancel before the time noted on your website, will my card not be charged at all? You site only says that it will be charged the total cost if I miss the deadline (implying that I may be charged a cancellation fee if I cancel before the deadline?). Thanks.
29 April 2017|
Response from SOEAVT | Property representative |
Hi there! You can cancel on the day of your cruise (as long as it is not considered one of our special events cruises, e.g. Mother's Day, Fireworks, etc.). You must call us by 9AM on the day of the cruise for our scenic... More
We would like to do the narriated scenic cruise when we come up to Vermont in the early summer. I'm honestly a little hesitant to book a cruise because I'd like to see how the weather will be. We'll be there 2 days- if the weather is better one day over another I'd like to wait until a few days before to book (hope that makes sense) What do you guys think? Could l wait a few days out to make my reservation (2 adults/ 2 kids). Thanks!
19 April 2017|
Response from SOEAVT | Property representative |
Hello! We have a very flexible cancelation policy - for our scenic narrated tours, you have the opportunity to cancel your reservation until 9AM on the day of the cruise. We also usually have a decent amount of space on our... More
Patricia G
is the scenic cruise usually full ? Do we need reservations
26 July 2016|
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Response from carefultraveler2014 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend reservations especially during the summer. I use the internet.