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Spirit of Ethan Allen

1 College St, Burlington Boathouse, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
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We had the best time! The staff was super-friendly and accommodating and the food and drinks were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah B
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Westford, Massachusetts, United States
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This was an interesting cruise along Lake Champlain. Even though it was not officially a lunch... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2017
Felicia D
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Vermont's largest cruise ship and floating restaurant on Lake Champlain. Daily tours offered, May - October.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • 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
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1 College St, Burlington Boathouse, Burlington, VT 05401-5215
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best time! The staff was super-friendly and accommodating and the food and drinks were delicious. Thank you for making this one of the highlights of our weekend!

Thank Sarah B
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SOEAVT, Public Relations Manager at Spirit of Ethan Allen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You're welcome, Sarah! Thank you so much for letting us know about your amazing experience. We look forward to seeing you in the 2018 season!

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Reviewed October 20, 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
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Reviewed October 17, 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.

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Reviewed October 13, 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
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Reviewed October 12, 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
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Reviewed October 12, 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.

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Reviewed October 11, 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

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Reviewed October 9, 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
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Reviewed October 6, 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
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Reviewed October 4, 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

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Gwen C
August 6, 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
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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
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