Rent a Boat in Lake Champlain
You can find boats available to rent with or without a skipper in Lake Champlain on the Nautal website. Flexible cancellation or date changes up to 15 days before check-in is allowed on selected boats. Lake Champlain boat rentals help you to see this stunning corner of Vermont in a way that most never enjoy: from the water. Tourists are often drawn to the Lake Champlain region when the leaves are changing color, as the New England autumn has become famous all over the world.
Beautiful Lake Champlain, stretching south from Quebec and dividing New York and Vermont, has justifiably been called the most historic body of water in North America.
How much does it cost to rent a boat in Lake Champlain?
Renting a boat in Lake Champlain costs from 761 dollars per day in low season and from 5920 dollars for a week. In high season, the price of renting a boat in Lake Champlain begins from 866 dollars per day and from 6700 dollars for a week.
Is it possible to rent a boat in Lake Champlain with or without a skipper?
Renting a boat in Lake Champlain with a skipper is ideal if you want to be guided through the best places in the area and get the most out of your sailing experience. You can rent a boat in Lake Champlain without a skipper if you have the appropriate licence or if there are boats available to rent that do not require a licence. It is without a doubt a great idea to be the captain of your own boat if you are an experienced sailor.
What to do on Lake Champlain?
A boat charter for a week in winter is popular as spectacular snow-capped vistas can be seen from the lake, and you can enjoy some winter sports nearby. Just remember to wrap up extra warm - New England winters have a well-deserved reputation for being chilly. For a different experience, try visiting Lake Champlain in the summer. You won't get the beautiful falling leaves, but you will be able to enjoy plenty of activities around the lake. Come in early August, and you can join in the fun of Champ Day, celebrated annually in Port Henry.
Keen anglers will love the chance to go fishing from the deck of your very own Lake Champlain rental boat. These fertile waters have over 90 species of fish, and they grow to huge sizes. You won't go home empty-handed after a day on this lake.
And on land...
Vermont was one of the first states that the settlers came to, so it's no surprise that the region is rich with history. Look at the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum for a taste of the past, or if you love art, don't miss the Shelburne Museum with 39 historic buildings. Got a sweet tooth? Lake Champlain Chocolates will give you the chance to indulge it - or, for the ultimate dessert lover's experience, visit the Ben & Jerry's factory and dig in!
How is the weather on Lake Champlain?
Lake Champlain is located in Vermont, the Maple state. The best time to sail on Lake Champlain is from late spring to mid-autumn, particularly from May to mid-October. However, at the end of May and during the beginning of summer, the destination experiences a lot of thunderstorms, which is why the sailors prefer to come closer to July.
How to get to Lake Champlain?
The nearest airport to Lake Champlain is Burlington (BTV). However, other better options exist for getting to Lake Champlain. For instance, Trailways New York operates a bus from Montreal, QC to Plattsburgh, NY twice daily. Also, you can go there by bus.