Burlington Community Boathouse



Day Trip
Not Offered
0 College St
Burlington, VT 05401
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 74

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51 Reviews

by Kevin M. - Verified user on Oct 19, 2023
The staff was/is great. However the power towers needed to be cleaned, infested with all kinds of insects. More presence on the docks during the day. Splash appears to be overtaking seating on front dock

by Kent C. - Verified user on Oct 17, 2023
The Boathouse is on the rise! The new manager has shown that he has the ambition and dedication to making the Boathouse the destination point for Burlington's Waterfront. There have been years of stagnation and an attitude that the BH is too old. Rob has taken great pains to shine the place up and be competitive with our very 'high end' neighbors. I am optimistic about the future thanks to his leadership and skill set.

by Thomas M. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2023
Great place. Nice people.

by Jeff F. on Oct 15, 2023
Nice facility. Marina manager Rob Peterson really takes care of business! Lots of improvements and more to come.

by Barbara S. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2023
It was ok but the amenities are a bit less then desired. The code provided in email for the only bathroom did not work ever so that was disappointing.

by Mark K. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2023
Twenty plus years and counting. Been great fun.

by Michael W. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2023
We love our slip at Perkins Pier. Thanks to all the folks at the Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Dept.

by Cliff C. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2023
Very nice and the added locked gates made it more secure and C dock was wonderful! We heard “D” dock had some intruders so maybe put the dingy dock somewhere else?

by Randy K. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2023
Always the best! We’ve kept a slip as our home for our sailboat at the Boathouse since 2015. The staff are always attentive and willing to help at the dock. Having Splash as a restaurant on site and the gorgeous view of the Adirondack mountains to the west makes for unparalleled sunset views. A short walk to downtown Church Street provides great shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences. This is truly the jewel of inland New England.

by Richard A. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2023
A good start for new management.

by Tom W. - Verified user on Sep 28, 2023
Great location on Champlain central to Burlington. Good food at Splash right on the dock!

by Jean-Sébastien D. on Sep 09, 2023
Greatest place on the lake

by Doug F. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
The stay was fantastic. The free Wi-Fi was disappointing. We would pay for the service if that was an option.

by Bob D. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
Very nice… great location, quality docks, good price for Burlington. One star deduction for marginal Wi-Fi.

by Sharon S. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2023
Friendly helpful staff

by Courchesne S. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2023
Great moments!! Shower clean!

by Steve R. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2023
Very good place to stay

by Jacques G. on Aug 17, 2023
Very nice place in the middle of the nicest city on the lake..Helpfull staff,best place to stay even if breakwater does not stop all the wake..

by james c. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Great staff and location. Men's room could use a second toilet but that is a good minor issue. Even with the breakwater it can get rolly in strong winds.

by Josée L. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2023
Perfect place, in the middle of the town ! 🤩The staff is very helpful and pleasant. We had a nice stay.

by Stéphane c. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2023
Personnel very friendly

by Donal D. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2023
Moorings are great no frills low cost location for a sailboat

by Richard B. on Aug 10, 2023
What a great place to dock, friendly and attentive staff and easy access to services and city downtown.

by Alain L. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2023
Great stay ! Clean and friendly!

by Shasta M. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Beautiful marina! Super helpful staff!

by michael b. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
Friendly and helpful staff

by Guillaume P. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2023
Marina is super clean. They added a locked fence for more safety.

by Mark M. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2023
Restaurant's rules are crazy,we were docked on side of Ethan Allen cruise ship that idles all day,so you have diesel fumes from that, we will never come here again

by Andre G. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2023
Very good place !!!!!!!!

by George K. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2023
Great spot but no free parking and no carts. bring your own cart to carry stuff and parking is 3.00 an hour at the echo center.
Marina Response:
Hi George! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We do have carts available for boater use outside of the Boathouse. If you choose to stay with us next time, feel free to ask a staff member about the carts and they will be more than happy to direct you!

by Kathleen Z. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2023
The staff were very responsive and helpful. The boathouse bathrooms and showers were great. The location can't be beat as everything (restaurants, hardware, trails, dog park, brew pubs and green space) were within 0.5 miles of the boat. Our first time in VT, and it was a wonderful stop!

by David M. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2023
Staff were great and dock conditions perfect. The only problem is the Spirit of Ethan Allen commercial cruise ship. Idles a lot and diesel exhaust and noise is bothersome. I am aware this is beyond the Marinas control.

by Gaetan Q. on Sep 14, 2022
Toujours agréable à ce mouillage. Personnels très avenants
Marina Response:
We are so glad you had a good time with us. We hope to have you back soon!

by Gilles L. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2022
courteous and efficient employees Thanks

by Greg W. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2022
While the location of Perkins Pier is awesome, the slips are difficult to get in to especially if you are far in toward the pier. The day we signed up and brought the boat in, there were staff to help us, and they were very attentive. Someone directed us to the slip #43 at the dock, only that was not the correct #43! We thought that it was a great space with electric and water, the restrooms were clean and limited access to slip holders, the bar Splash, was right there. Bummer to find out we were actully in the low rent over at Perkins pier with scary homeless people hovering around the restrooms, no shower, and no electricity, etc. Such a disappointment. The docks are pretty close together making the entry and exit somewhat difficult. We did not renew for a second month but are choosing to launch from our trailer instead.

by Denis B. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2022
Burlinton community Boat house is a gem staff is super friendly and helpful

by Jan-Hendrik H. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2022
I made a reservation for a mooring and got a very detailed confirmation email (including our mooring number and a great map) within 1 hour. Unfortunately, when we arrived, we could not find our mooring since there are no (or confusing) numbers written on it. The marina staff told us that the moorings are assigned on first-come-first-served basis and that reservations should be done after a mooring has been taken, which contradicts the purpose of a reservation. Staff was nice and polite

by Erick G. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2022
A very nice stay as always at the Community boat house. Staff is friendly and helpful as always. Only little thing if I compare with the past is the way they keep the boaters bathrooms clean. There was a lack this year to be honnest and the routine does not seems to include a daily clean up and check up by a manager anymore. Besides that it was all good. Will be back for sure.

by Todd F. on Aug 14, 2022
We had a great stay at Burlington Community Boathouse. We were greeted at the dock with smiling faces. They helped us in, and got us situated on our dock quickly. Everyone was a pleasure to daal with. Gave us great dinner and entertainment recommendations too. We will definitely be going back there on our next Champlain trip.

by Fred O. on Aug 12, 2022
Perfect ! Courteous and kind staff. Pleasant atmosphere. I always come back !

by Micheline F. on Aug 11, 2022
Gréât location and very friendly staff. The management is very accommodating and helpful . BRAVO!

by Rod H. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2022
Best location in Burlington. Friendly staff. No fuel, but it's available next door.

by Michel D. on Aug 04, 2022
Great location, convenient. The only minor inconvenience is that maximum boat length per row of mooring along breakwater is not available as we enter mooring field. I wish you would post the information on floating signs at both north and south ends of field. Keeping the easternmost row dedicated to larger boats.
Marina Response:
Hi Catalina! Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Burlington Community Boathouse and hope to have you back soon. We have taken what you said into consideration and added information to our website about the sizes and locations of the mooring field. There is also a key on the map located on our website.

by Faye S. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2022
Slip was perfect, staff was friendly and helpful, wonderful experience
Marina Response:
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon Faye!

by Matthew N. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2022
Great service prime location

by Chip K. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2022
For the location it is good. It's a bit noisy but being down town Burlington VT I should expect that. The docks are very good and secure. My girlfriend feels relatively safe there. The bathrooms could be a little cleaner and it bugs me that I have to get quarters to take a shower.
Marina Response:
We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your input about our bathrooms and showers. We value all of our customers' feedback. Our showers are now free to use for all boaters as of summer 2023!

by Francois D. on Jul 06, 2022
Staff is very nice and has always been available and knowledgeable.

by Joel S. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2022
Staff and Marina were very nice. Right downtown Burlington, VT. Beautiful area and landscape. Just a note that people should know the showers are coin operated.

by Bryan H. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2022
Very nice marina and friendly staff. The on-site restaurant, which is not owned by the marina, is a bit overpriced but decent. It's an easy walk to hardware and groceries and many restaurants. Overall, this was a very good marina.

by Herb T. on Apr 24, 2010
Burlington is one of our favourite stops.This is a wonderful City with lots of shopping and good restaurants.The Boat House is the place of choice to stay, either on a dock (make a reservation) or on a mooring ($10/day).The facilities are OK, not great.Gets very crowded.The location is very central to shops and restaurants.The City operates the marina.

by Richard N. on Apr 21, 2010
Great dockhands, very friendly staff, outstanding setting, great convenience, but no country club. Gets very crowed during the season. Definitely worth a visit, but a slip reservation is recommended, especially during the 4th of July.

About Burlington Community Boathouse

At the centrally located Burlington Community Boathouse Marina, transient boaters will find dockage, services, and a fantastic dockside restaurant, Splash. Whether you are looking for hourly dockage, moorings, or overnight dockage, the Boathouse Marina offers ample space without compromising location! Boaters will find easy and close access to local shops, grocery stores, hardware stores, excellent restaurants, and more all within walking distance of the marina.

Booking Info

Moorings are first come first serve.

4th of July Weekend Moorings and Docks are assigned out of a lottery. If you wish to be added to the lottery please add your boat to the waitlist.


  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Launch Ramp
  • Groceries
  • Restaurant
  • Dog Park
  • Floating Docks
  • ATM
  • Pet Friendly
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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