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Welcome to Lake Champlain

Sail Away From the Ordinary on Burlington, Vermont’s Largest Floating Restaurant & Cruise Ship

  • 363-Passenger Cruise Ship
  • 3 Heated and Air Conditioned Dining Decks
  • Food and Beverage Service on All Cruises
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • U.S. Coast Guard Certified
  • Operates April-November
  • Executive Chef Prepares Bountiful Buffets and Elegant Plated Menus Served from On-board Galley
  • Sky Deck “Penthouse” for Out-of-The-World Views


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Daily Lake Champlain Cruises

There’s something for everyone at the Spirit! We can host your Vermont wedding on Lake Champlain on our Spirit of Ethan Allen. Our Lake Champlain cruises has activities for every age, we promise to show you a good time. Families will have an adventure on our educational Scenic Narrated Cruise. The scenics depart four times during the day, EVERY DAY! Treat your family to an affordable pizza party lunch on the lake and celebrate summer.


Lunch is always plentiful and enjoyable. Offering a bountiful buffet and the Vermont views you can’t get anywhere else, you won’t go wrong with our Lunch and Brunch cruises!
Come for one of our many dinner cruises, which offer a huge variety of good eats! Enjoy an Italian family-style dinner on Sundays and Mondays. Tuesdays and Wednesdays we will have our brand new BBQ on the Bay Dinner with classics from melt-in-your-mouth brisket to our Chef’s special corn on the cob. Thursday through Saturday, we feature the Spirit’s famous dinnertainment cruises – Join us for our  Interactive Murder Mystery Thursdays and you’ll experience Vermont in a way you never have before! Like lobstah? We got it! Like Dancing? We got it!




Welcome Aboard

Lake Champlain is the largest freshwater lake in the U.S. after the five Great Lakes, and is one of Vermont´s most sought after destinations especially for a Vermont Weddings or Corporate events. The best way to enjoy the lake is with our Vermont lake cruises aboard the 363 passenger Spirit of Ethan Allen III. Discover the region´s rich history, as the Captain´s narration unfolds tales of Indian lore, the Revolutionary War, and Ethan Allen himself. Explore the depths of the shoreline as the ship cruises alongside the lake´s unique geographic formations. Savor the majestic beauty of the Adirondack and Green Mountain ranges that surround the lake. Bring your cameras–the largest recorded mass sighting of Champ, our elusive lake monster, was aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen I.

Our Great Lake! Lake Champlain Facts

  • The largest freshwater lake in the U.S. after the five Great Lakes
  • The only one of a few lakes that flows in a northerly direction
  • It is 12.2 miles wide, 120 miles long, and 427 feet deep at its deepest point. It encompasses Vermont, New York, and the Province of Quebec, Canada
  • It is believed to have the best collection of historic shipwrecks in North America
  • Samuel de Champlain discovered the lake in 1609
  • Keep your eyes open for Champ, our friendly lake monster!