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Spirit of Ethan Allen

1 College Street, Burlington Boathouse, Burlington, VT 05401
+1 802-862-8300
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This was an interesting cruise along Lake Champlain. Even though it was not officially a lunch... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Felicia D
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Great afternoon outing

We chose to cruise only and not purchase lunch tickets. It was a perfect sunny, yet crisp day to... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Fort Worth, Texas
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Vermont's largest cruise ship and floating restaurant on Lake Champlain. Daily tours offered, May - October.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch cruise” (55 reviews)
“scenic cruise” (33 reviews)
“the wait staff” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 College Street, Burlington Boathouse, Burlington, VT 05401
+1 802-862-8300
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

This was an interesting cruise along Lake Champlain. Even though it was not officially a lunch cruise, you could order off the menu. I had coffee and corn chowder....very delicious. But of course, a bit expensive. The commentary along the way (pre-recorded) was audible enough...More

Thank Felicia D
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We chose to cruise only and not purchase lunch tickets. It was a perfect sunny, yet crisp day to be out on the top deck to take in all the sights. There's an option to purchase food and beverages up top. Very relaxing and enjoyable.

Thank Pamelita7117
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We enjoyed the Sunday brunch cruise very much! It started off slightly rocky... I pre-purchased the tickets online after speaking to someone on the phone who informed me that all I needed to do was bring my confirmation on the day of the cruise and...More

Thank Jenn H
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We opted for a lunch cruise. At first, I was a little annoyed by the fact that they wouldn't accept the ubiquitous $5 off coupons toward the Lunch Cruise, only the Scenic Cruise. This made no sense to me since it's of course more expensive,...More

Thank Lori N
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We enjoyed an hour cruise around the lake. The waitress was very pleasant and efficient and the cruise was informative. A good thing to do if you are staying here.

Thank janenevill
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We were out on the first trip at 10am. It was an hour and a half going both north and south of Burlington. The cost was $24.50 for an adult. They played an informative narration as you moved along at a nice easy pace. Food,...More

Thank ret1sg82abn
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We booked a lunch cruise on the Spirit of the Ethan Allen. It was a beautiful day and we truly enjoyed the Boat and the narration. We learned a lot about the history and geology of the area- very interesting!!! The lunch, although not elaborate...More

Thank 421unhappycamper
Reviewed 6 October 2017

My husband and I both agree this was the best part of our travels throughout Vermont. Spending time on the scenic tour with Tim Kavanagh! The most pleasurable cruise well organized and so much history we learned about being on Lake Champlain.. All you need...More

Thank kbee3
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We were in Burlington after a mid-summer graduation event at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and decided to sail on the Ethan Allen for a lunch cruise. The day was beautiful, the commentary (especially about the geology of the lake and surrounding cliffs) was...More

Thank seniorvista
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Food was great, beautiful sunset view. Drinks were pretty pricy for the amount of money we paid for the dinner cruise, however, nice time, fresh air, nice view

Thank Kathy S
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Gwen C
6 August 2017|
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Response from j0m4r | Reviewed this property |
i think u will be cold in october. it wasnt that warm when we went either , it just doesnt get very warm there it seems. a daytime cruise would be just as lovely i believe and u can always eat at the restaurant right there... More
Aaron P
12 July 2017|
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Response from F3947MFjoem | Reviewed this property |
Yes , it is wheelchair accessible on the first floor and all the dock system areas. The crew and captain was gracious enough to carry myself and wheelchair up the stairs to the second floor. I am a small frame guy in a... More