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Lake Champlain Ferries

King St. Dock, Burlington, VT 05401
+1 802-864-9804
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Nice Ferry Ride - Great way to save time if traveling in New England

We were wanting a short cut to Niagra Falls and decided to give this a try. Very enjoyable way to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
lovely scenic crossing

We took the last sailing of the day from Port Kent to Burlington, meaning we had our very own... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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King St. Dock, Burlington, VT 05401
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were wanting a short cut to Niagra Falls and decided to give this a try. Very enjoyable way to spend 40 minutes and see the waterway and get to where we were going quickly. Reasonable price and comfortable way to travel. Drive on and...More

Thank Dennismc2015
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We took the last sailing of the day from Port Kent to Burlington, meaning we had our very own sunset cruise across this beautiful lake. Got to the port about an hour early. No lines, efficient ticket sale, lots of time to kill. Not many...More

Thank Stephenbkk20156
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We were lucky to pick a beautiful fall day to ferry across the lake. Easy on/off, reasonable rates and a scenic. relaxing ride.

Thank dalem650
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Decided to take the ferry home to lessen my actual driving time. Well worth the $20 or whatever the cost was for my car. Would've been absolutely beautiful if it wasn't the overcast sky and occasional drizzle. If you're staying in Burlington, the ferry would...More

Thank Franklin22
Reviewed 15 October 2017

by chance the first day we were wondering down to the waterfront and being an unusual 70+ degree day we hopped on the Ethan Allen for the dinner cruise. The food was good and the cruise delightful.

Thank MaryG0813
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Staying in Westport, NY we like to travel to VT. A quick way to get around is using the ferry. We drove up to Essex several times to take the ferry over to Charlotte, VT. We also drove up to Plattsburgh and took the ferry...More

1  Thank Jason W
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We stayed in Vermont for a week and decided to check out upper New York for a day trip finally venturing into parts of the Adirondacks. Time was running out and we decided to catch the ferry back to Burlington to save time. Lake Champlain...More

Thank Sam123787
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Boarding the ferry in Essex was simple and stress free. There is a restroom there if you arrive early but other than that a very bare bones facility. In Sept the ferry runs every 1/2 hour so our wait was minimal. The cost was roughly...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Excellent service, didn't have to wait long at all.... despite it being a Friday. The only suggestion I have is to make sure you have sufficient cash to pay - they do not accept credit/debit. There is a ATM on site, but as we all...More

Thank Renata V
Reviewed 1 October 2017

For $10.25 my car and I took the ferry from Vermont to New York. The ride was about 25 minutes and the views of the Adirondack and Green Mountains were awesome. The ride was smooth and the crew was courteous. It was really enjoyable.

Thank bravefilius
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11 July 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
16 September 2016|
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Response from Don J | Reviewed this property |
Early October and yes you can take a pop up
10 August 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