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Lake Champlain Ferries

King St. Dock, Burlington, VT 05401
+1 802-864-9804
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Essex-Charlotte Ferry

This is a beautiful ferry ride across the southern portion of Lake Champlain. The Green Mountains... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Beats driving around the lake

Take the ferry across to shorten your drive time. There's room for approx 25 autos if they pack... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Ro M
Elkhart, Indiana
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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King St. Dock, Burlington, VT 05401
King St. Dock, Burlington, VT 05401
+1 802-864-9804
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful ferry ride across the southern portion of Lake Champlain. The Green Mountains on the east side and the Adirondacks to the west create a picturesque scene for every traveler. This particular crossing takes less than 30 minutes. Be advised, some ferry...More

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Take the ferry across to shorten your drive time. There's room for approx 25 autos if they pack them in tight. Be sure to arrive early so you guarantee a spot. You have to pay in person. The Burlington dock takes credit cards but other...More

Thank Ro M
Reviewed 31 July 2017

If you are a fan of water and lakes and country and beautiful scenery, then pull down into Charlotte or Essex and take the ferry across. It was a slow delightful ride that was so much fun I need to turn around and go back...More

1  Thank iculungman
Reviewed 23 July 2017

My family was in town for a wedding and we decided to go on a boat tour of the Lake. Easy and enjoyable. Boat is nothing special, but it is comfortable and pleasant. Always nice to be on the water when the weather is nice....More

1  Thank MassTraveler
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We took the ferry from Grand Isle VT to Plattsburgh NY. It's was a short ride, about 15 minutes, but so much fun. We had a beautiful day for the ride. Met some very friendly people. Employees were helpful and friendly. If we ever get...More

1  Thank GL B
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Easy, convenient, and economical transportation between NY and VT. Great views of the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain! Highly recommend!

Thank sportsmedic1
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Had a day to kill while in Plattsburgh so I went down to Port Kent and took the ferry to Burlington The operators of the ferry work courteous and informative and the trip was quite pleasant ,spend a few hours seeing the sights on church...More

Thank mikebP6506VK
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Came up to Burlington from saratoga via lower Champlain bridge but decided to take ferry back. The Burlington boarding area has a nice dockside eatery and the crew is very efficient in ticketing and loading. $38 for a car with two people. No reservations so...More

1  Thank Sarsprdoc
Reviewed 10 July 2017

They always seem to be running on time. Employees are polite. I am always greeted with a smile.I travel to Vermont quite frequently and I am quite pleased with the service.

Thank Rick V
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I felt like a mermaid on the prow of a mighty ship as this vessel churned through Lake Champlain to our destination, right into the path of the storm predicted for Burlington that day. It was exhilarating to actually be able to see the storm...More

Thank sacredearth2017
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Questions & Answers
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