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Lake Champlain Ferries

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Address: King St. Dock, Burlington, VT
Phone Number: +1 802-864-9804
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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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Love the ferries

I've taken both the Plattsburgh and Essex ferries over the years and they're both great. This weekend we were traveling from Lake Placid to Burlington and decided to take the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I've taken both the Plattsburgh and Essex ferries over the years and they're both great. This weekend we were traveling from Lake Placid to Burlington and decided to take the Essex-Charlotte ferry. As soon as we drove up we got right onto the ferry. The staff were all super nice. The ride itself was great, we had fun walking around... More 

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Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We were traveling from Ohio to the North East part of the country and our gps took us to this little gem! It saved quite a bit of driving time, and was a beautiful ride on the water. It was cash only, so fortunately we had that on us to pay for it, as we normally don't carry a lot... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This a nice leisurely boat ride across the majestic lake Champlain from 3 different ports. We traveled from Port Kent NY, to the King St dock in Burlington VT. The price is very reasonable the ferries run pretty true to schedule, you can't go wrong.

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Carmel, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Took a tranquil ferry ride from Burlington, Vermont to Port Kent and saved an 85 mile drive to the Ausable Chasm. The ferry takes about an hour for 13 mile trip but is is peaceful and scenic trip. It cost $8 per adult and $30 for the car.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This was our first time on a motor ferry. It was a pretty straightforward and easy travel onto the ferry from NY and then off into VT. The Plattsburgh to Burlington ferry was about a 20 minute ride. We parked and turned off our vehicle and then got out to check out the ferry. It was a really nice view... More 

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ILlinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

15 minute ferry ride from north of Burlington, VT to Plattsburgh, NY. Driving on and off of the ferry was very easy and quick. Nice views on Lake Champlain.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great way to get on the lake without spending a lot; be a passenger on the Charlotte ferry for a 20 minute ride across to NY and back. Pick a gorgeous day, bring the kids and enjoy the ride.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was an additional touch to our getaway. It was a nice relaxing hour cruise. Our Poodle was able to enjoy the wind in his face and the wonderful scenery as long as he was on a leash.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Took the ferry to experience the view and enjoy the ride. Was a nice day, warm, sunny, slightly breezy. Trip took about 75 minutes in all. A little pricey though, $30 per auto/driver and $8 per passenger. Worth a one time experience if vacationing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The folks on the Port Kent side were very friendly. Gave us a brief but informative history lesson of the area. Very nice Ferry Boat. Very pleasant ride and sight seeing trip across Lake Champlain. Very nice and an easy walk into downtown Burlington. You will enjoy the day!

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