Shipwreck Tours at LCMM
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!
2016 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, September 17, 2016
Basin Harbor Tours: Please check in at LCMM prior to boarding:
Made possible in partnership with the Basin Harbor Club.
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.
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.
Fees $375 per trip. Maximum number of people in overall group, including teachers and chaperones, is 42. Call (802) 475-2022 to book.