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Lake Champlain Ferries

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Address: King St. Dock, Burlington, VT
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+1 802-864-9804
07:30 - 17:00
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Board the ferry to Port Kent, New York for a one-hour boat ride offering...

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.

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Great trip across the lake

Took ferry from Plattsburgh to Grand Isle, VT. Very efficient and timely. Also a lovely trip on Easter. Lots of photo ops from the upper deck. Saves a lot of time getting to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, MA
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Boston, MA
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took ferry from Plattsburgh to Grand Isle, VT. Very efficient and timely. Also a lovely trip on Easter. Lots of photo ops from the upper deck. Saves a lot of time getting to VT, too.

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Morrisonville, New York, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Northern New York to Vermont auto/truck passenger ferry, easy access from exit 39 on Interstate 87 in N.Y. to North Hero,Vt., about a 15 minute drive from the Vt. side to Interstate 89. Easy on easy off 24 hour service with a 13 minute crossing, no reservations necessary, multiple ferries operate during busy peak hours. Would have given a 5... More 

1 Thank Bill S
Dayton, Ohio
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I flew into Burlington Vermont and wanted to do a Lake ferry ride. Drove south to Charlotte VT and got the ferry to Essex NY. Paid 15$ for me and the car. Great scenery, great views and very relaxing. Disembarked and then drove north to Plattsburgh NY and got the ferry back across to Grand Isle. So tow different ferries... More 

Brooklet, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

The ferry route across Lake Champlain from Burlington to Port Kent has the oldest continuously running double-ended ferry in the United States: The Adirondack. This is a LONG ride, and The Adirondack and the other boats on this route have been updated and improved many times so the ride is very comfortable with all kinds of concessions available. There are... More 

3 Thank rwasr1953
Montreal, Quebec
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Fairly easy and pleasant way to cross to Plattsburgh. Nice to go up on deck, particularly in the summer.

1 Thank Freiguy
Germantown, Tennessee
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Very enjoyable. The ride was worth the fee. We were able to enjoy a great view of the lake as we crossed the lake :)

2 Thank Loren555
Aurora, Colorado
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384 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We've used this ferry several times and enjoy it! It was $14.50 for us and the car and a convenient schedule. You can get out of your car and walk around during the crossing and the scenery is nice. You can stay inside an enclosed are or be outside in the elements. We would recommend the ferry - very convenient.

1 Thank MT1
Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

An easy way to transit between upstate New York and Vermont. A cash operation that will cost you $10.25 per car plus $4.25 per passenger. Not a bad deal considering the time saved driving plus the views crossing Lake Champlain. If you get lucky you might just spot "Champie".

1 Thank DMBTraveler
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Lake Champlain Ferries is the worst thing on Lake Champlain. NOT ONLY are some crossings only seasonal, but they don't accept credit cards. The lines are always ridiculously long, and understaffed. Customers have to get boarding passes to hand in after they go through a pay station there is no other way around (not efficient). The company itself is a... More 

2 Thank Ray P
Houston, Texas
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53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We crossed from Vermont to Essex NY, which is the southernmost crossing of the Lake Champlain Ferries. Essex is a very small village with only a couple of shops and eateries. We actually drove 8 miles further to Willsboro for lunch. The ferry ride was easy and relaxing; well worth our time !

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