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Lake Champlain Ferries

Open Now: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Great way to spend your afternoon

The ferry ride was a little bit long going both ways but it was a very relaxing and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth S
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Lovely link across the lake to upstate New York from Vermont.

A cold but clear early autumn day - perfect for a trip across Lake Champlain. The boat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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.
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King St. Dock, Burlington, VT 05401
+1 802-864-9804
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ferry ride was a little bit long going both ways but it was a very relaxing and beautiful afternoon! We sat outside the ferry before we boarded and had a couple drinks on the water.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cold but clear early autumn day - perfect for a trip across Lake Champlain. The boat accommodation is quite comfortable but we preferred to stay on the open deck watching the scenery. Stunning views!.

Thank LightAleCavalier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a visit to Lake Placid we headed to northern Vermont. With the Port Kent ferry closed for the winter, we opted for the Plattsburg to Grand Isle ferry and found it the perfect way to cross Lake Champlain. We were afraid we would just...More

Thank SilverStar092
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ferries provide an important service. I have crossed on the Plattsburg- Grand Isle ferry many times, which saves miles of driving (down to the Crown Point bridge) and is convenient and easy on, easy off. It leaves every 13 or so minutes in the...More

Thank LoisLane_S17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went as walk-ons to spend the morning crossing from Burlington to Port Kent. It was a lovely way to spend the morning with the views of the lake and surrounding lands. No real amenities on board as it is a one hour ride each way...More

Thank rcharchitect
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The people attending the ferries are friendly and knowledgable of surrounding areas. It was a short trip to upstate NY and loved every second!

Thank Gypsy P
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Be wary of the ferry schedule ... it changes at certain times of day. Overall good - no issues. Reasonable fees.

Thank louiseliedtke
Reviewed September 19, 2018

It was a beautiful day for a boat ride. we enjoyed the lake, shoreline and great people experience. we docked in Burlington which was downtown Vermont.

Thank Marcella M
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Took the ferry VT -> NY, it was a nice break from driving and only cost about $35. Takes about 1 hour. Nice scenery. Walked the dogs around to keep them from getting too bored.

1  Thank MikeKimRochester
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We loaded our bus on to the ferry so we could cross Lake Champlain to get to Vermont. The loading was easy and the ride was way too short! We enjoyed a very nice crossing with the beautiful views of the mountains in the distance....More

1  Thank goldentraveler2015
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August 30, 2018|
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Response from Livefire17 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on which crossing you chose to use. Essex-Charlotte and Plattsburgh (Cumberland Head)-Grand Isle are priced the same: Vehicle & driver $ 10.75. Additional adult $ 4.50 each. Vehicles over 19’ are charged according to... More
Nicholas H
July 21, 2018|
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Response from spokinword | Reviewed this property |
Extra weight means extra fuel. The ferry is quite reasonably priced considering the alternative.
July 1, 2018|
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Response from Livefire17 | Reviewed this property |
No, the Fort Ticonderoga Ferry is about 55 miles south of the Burlington Port Kent crossing. There is also a ferry crossing between Essex NY and Charlotte VT about 15 miles south of Burlington. You should be able to get... More