With its crystal-clear waters and stunning mountain backdrop in Vermont and New York, Lake Champlain provides the ultimate setting for water sports enthusiasts. Whether you're an experienced sailor or a first-timer, the calm waters and consistent winds make Lake Champlain the perfect destination for all skill levels. But sailing is just the beginning - Lake Champlain is also a hotspot for swimming and paddle-boarding, with countless secluded bays and remote islands waiting to be explored. With so many ways to enjoy the beauty of Lake Champlain, there's something for everyone. From leisurely cruises to traditional sailing experiences, underwater exploration to learning new skills on the water, the possibilities are endless. So grab your sunscreen and your sense of adventure - this summer, make Lake Champlain your destination for fun in the sun!


Check out our list of awesome ways to experience all that Lake Champlain has to offer.


  • 1 College Street
  • (802) 862-8300

A beautiful Lake Champlain Cruise ship offering daily scenic tours as well as sunset cruises along Lake Champlain for up to 350 people. Find them docked on the Burlington waterfront, perfect to get out along the nations 6th largest freshwater lake.

  • 1 King Street
  • (802) 324-4885

Providing unique, chartered experiences inspired by ease & adventure along Lake Champlain. Combine the natural beauty of Lake Champlain with the charm of our motor vessel Loon to enjoy unforgettable experiences out on the water.

  • 1 Kind Street Dock
  • (802) 343-1528

Embark on an unforgettable sailing adventure with Sail Vermont LLC. Set sail on their fleet of classic Swan ocean racing yachts and experience the beauty of Lake Champlain's majestic waters. Whether you're seeking a private getaway or a group excursion, Sail Vermont offers…

  • 1 College St
  • (802) 735-4165

Let's Go Sailing offers intimate sailing excursions right from the Burlington Boat House. Book a trip of a lifetime and set sail for a sunset cruise along the majestic waters of Lake Champlain.

  • 1 College Street
  • (802) 825-7245

This 60-foot schooner offers daily sails on Lake Champlain, with the opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of the lake while under sail. The Whistling Man Schooner is perfect for couples or small groups looking for a unique and memorable experience.

  • 505 Lake Street
  • (802) 864-2499

The Community Sailing Center is a vital hub on the shores of Lake Champlain where community members and visitors of Burlington, Vermont gather to play on the lake together. We’ve got something here for everyone regardless of age, ability, or income.

  • 1 Flynn Ave
  • (802) 881-4905

PaddleSurf Champlain is Vermont's paddling outfitter, offering lessons and guided tours and short- and long-term rentals of kayaks and paddleboards from two beach locations, right on the Burlington Bike Path!

  • 1 King Street

The Nauti Paddle is a 20 passenger cycleboat, which uses pedal-power to turn the “riverboat style” paddle wheel (we have a motor too!). This social, active adventure is the perfect way for friends, families, tourists, and colleagues to take in the beauty of Burlington Bay.

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the beauty of Lake Champlain. Whether you prefer a leisurely cruise, a traditional sailing experience, underwater exploration, or a day on the water learning a new skill, Lake Champlain has something for everyone. So grab your sunscreen, your sense of adventure, and head out to experience all that this beautiful lake has to offer!