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Shipwreck Tours at LCMM

 

Shipwreck Tours for All Ages!

Scheduled Tours

Explore a shipwreck - without getting wet!
Did you know that there are over 300 historic shipwrecks at the bottom of Lake Champlain? Take a tour boat to the site of one of these wooden wrecks and go for a “dive” using a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). This robotic camera sends back real-time video to an on-board monitor as we share the vessel’s dramatic story. Don’t miss this incredible experience - for all ages!

 

 

2015 Schedule - Tours at Basin Harbor, VT

Basin Harbor, VT

Welcome aboard! On this one-hour Shipwreck Tour, we'll visit one historic shipwreck at the bottom of Lake Champlain, often the wreck of the steamboat Champlain II. Check in at LCMM 20 minutes before the tour departs from our neighboring waterfront Basin Harbor Club.

Pricing (includes FREE admission to LCMM): Youth $19; Adult $24 (Members $15/$20)

How to Book: Buy online or Call (802) 475-2022

Or book the whole boat Basin Harbor Club's tour boat Escape can accommodate up to 42 persons per tour. Special pricing applies for group tours - call 802-475-2022 for information (available May - mid-October).

Saturday, July 25, 2015

1pm - 2pm Eventbrite - Shipwreck Tour at Basin Harbor

Saturday, August 8, 2015

1pm - 2pm Eventbrite - Shipwreck Tour at Basin Harbor

Saturday, August 22, 2015

1pm - 2pm Eventbrite - Shipwreck Tour at Basin Harbor

Basin Harbor Tours: Please check in at LCMM prior to boarding:

 

Made possible in partnership with the Basin Harbor Club.

 


2015 Schedule - Tours at Burlington, VT

Burlington, VT

Welcome aboard! On this 1.5-hour Shipwreck Tour we'll visit TWO historic shipwrecks at the bottom of Lake Champlain near Burlington Harbor. Sites are selected the day of the tour based on weather and other factors, but could include the canal boat A.R. Noyes, the sailing canal boat General Butler, the Horse Ferry, the sailing canal boat O.J. Walker, or the steamboat Phoenix.

Please arrive at the dock at Perkins Pier (at the foot of Maple Street) at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. Convenient parking is in the lot at the foot of Maple Street.

Pricing (includes FREE admission to LCMM): Youth $29; Adult $39 (Members $24/$32)

How to Book: Buy online or Call (802) 475-2022. Sorry, this shipwreck tour is not handicapped accessible due to the stairs to get aboard the vessel.

Or book the whole boat LCMM's vessel RV Baldwin can accommodate 6 passengers per tour. Special pricing applies for group tours. Reduced rates for youth and nonprofit groups. Call 802-475-2022 for group information (available until mid-October).

Saturday, July 4, 2015

10am - 11:30am Eventbrite - Shipwreck Tour in Burlington

Saturday, July 4, 2015

1pm - 2:30pm Eventbrite - Shipwreck Tour in Burlington

Saturday, July 18, 2015

1pm - 2:30pm Eventbrite - Shipwreck Tour in Burlington

Saturday, August 1, 2015

10am - 11:30am Eventbrite - Shipwreck Tour in Burlington

Burlington Tours: Depart from Perkins Pier, at the foot of Maple Street in Burlington, VT. Google Maps Directions - use "1 Lavalley Lane, Burlington, VT"

 

This year's Shipwreck Tours are made possible through funding from the Barnes Foundation and the Lake Champlain Basin Program.

This project was funded by an agreement awarded by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission in partnership with the Lake Champlain Basin Program. NEIWPCC manages LCBP's personnel, contract, grant, and budget tasks and provides input on the program's activities through a partnership with the LCBP Steering Committee. The viewpoints expressed here do not necessarily represent those of NEIWPCC, the LCBP Steering Committee, or GLFC, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or causes constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

 

 


 

Shipwreck Tours - Field Trips
Your students will LOVE this field trip!

Educational Field Trips

Your students will love this!
(And we think you will, too!) You and your students take a boat ride on a tour boat leaving from Basin Harbor Club (available May - mid-October), and "dive" with a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) on a shipwreck at the bottom of Lake Champlain! Did you know that the cold, dark waters of Lake Champlain hold over 300 historic shipwrecks? This field trip begins with a short presentation on rich history and archaeology of the lake. Students then go aboard the tour boat and head out to the shipwreck, viewing it live with the ROV. Learn more about this fascinating field trip, designed to meet both Vermont and New York State educational standards.
For grades 3-12. Download our free Pre- & Post-Visit Lesson Plans.
Special Pricing for Schools: $300 per tour; includes a FREE self-guide to our site after the tour. Up to 42 persons, including teachers & chaperones. Call (802) 475-2022 to book.