Burlington, Vermont: Lake Champlain Cruise

Sunny skies, calm and clear blue waters…

It was a lovely day for a cruise at Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. We arrived a little early for the boat ride, so my hubby and I walked around the waterfront and reveled in the beauty that surrounds us.

Lake Champlain


The Spirit of Ethan Allen started boarding, we were welcomed by a friendly crew who gave us directions to our table. Music was playing, champagne glasses were clinking, the buffet was waiting!


The food was delicious! My favorites were the Vermont Maple Sausage and the Brunch Potato Gratin (sliced potatoes baked with cheddar, smoked gouda and Vermont cream). We were torn between getting more food or taking photos of the lake. The boat will only cruise for 90 minutes, and we already spent half the time eating. So, we decided to have one more dessert before we headed to the upper deck.

Lake Champlain Brunch Cruise

I felt the cold wind on my face when I got into the open-air deck. I was glad that we bundled up for this fall weather. We were able to stay outside and enjoy the view of Lake Champlain – nestled between the Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont.



It was a smooth and relaxing ride. The cruise is definitely a “must-do” for anyone visiting Burlington, Vermont for the first time. It’s a fabulous way to learn a bit about its history, drink a glass of champagne, chill, and enjoy being out on the beautiful lake.


My hubby and I had a wonderful time aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen. For more info about the various cruises at Lake Champlain, check out the What & Where section below.

Thank you so much for reading. Have a great day!

What & Where

Spirit of Ethan Allen Cruises

18 responses to “Burlington, Vermont: Lake Champlain Cruise”

  1. Looks like a fun time! I’ve been up to Lake Champlain (stayed in a rented house on the lake) and have taken the ferry from NY to VT but never did a cruise. Will have to check it out if we’re up this way again. Thanks for sharing!

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    • The lake is so lovely. It must be really nice to wake up to such a beautiful view. The ship has several cruises to choose from – we did the Champagne on Champlain Brunch Cruise. Hope you’ll have fun cruising too. Thanks for reading!

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