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Lake Champlain Ferries

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Lake Champlain Ferry Ride

Beautiful views of Lake Champlain as we ferried across from the Vermont to New York side - highly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda L
Atlanta, Georgia
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 8 November 2018
Elizabeth S
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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views of Lake Champlain as we ferried across from the Vermont to New York side - highly recommended!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Linda L
Reviewed 8 November 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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!.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LightAleCavalier
Reviewed 26 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SilverStar092
Reviewed 24 October 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LoisLane_S17
Reviewed 18 October 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rcharchitect
Reviewed 13 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gypsy P
Reviewed 22 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank louiseliedtke
Reviewed 19 September 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marcella M
Reviewed 17 September 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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30 August 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
22 July 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.
1 July 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