Shipwreck Tours at LCMM
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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 - coming soon...
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 accomodate up to 42 persons per tour. Special pricing applies for group tours - call 802-475-2022 for information (available May - mid-October).
Basin Harbor Tours: Please check in at LCMM prior to boarding:
This year's Burlington Shipwreck Tours are made possible in partnership with the Basin Harbor Club.
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 the south end of the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain) at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. Convenient parking is at the ECHO lot at the bottom of College Street ($8 full day; $5 for ECHO Members.) Directions to the Dock.
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 UVM's vessel Melosira can accomodate up to 16 adults (or 20 youth) 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).
Burlington Tours: Depart From the dock at the south end of ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
This year's Burlington Shipwreck Tours are made possible in partnership with the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory at the University of Vermont; and through funding from the Barnes Foundation.
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 either Basin Harbor Club (available May - mid-October) or Burlington Harbor (available late June - 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 boatand 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.
Book your tour! Call (802) 475-2022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org