Carillon Boat Cruises

Step on board the Carillon and immerse yourself in the wake of history along Lake Champlain!

LIMITED TIME! SPECIAL 2 HOUR CARILLON BOAT CRUISES DEPARTING FROM VERMONT! Join Fort Ticonderoga on our 60-foot Motor Vessel, Carillon, for an unparalleled tour of the historic stretch of Lake Champlain that made Ticonderoga strategic. Offered select days in July, these two-hour tours embark from 68 Chipman Point Road at Chipman’s Point Marina in Orwell, Vermont (located just 25 minutes from Ticonderoga!). Enjoy the picturesque views of Vermont’s Green Mountains and New York’s Adirondack Mountains, while listening to narrated tours tell the story found in the historic waters of Lake Champlain! This boat tour takes guests around Mount Independence, the American fortification built in 1776-1777, and all the way to 3-Mile Point, a strategic location utilized by the British during their assault on Ticonderoga in 1777. For reservations, pricing, and directions, please call (518) 585-2821.

Whether by Samuel de Champlain in 1609 or Ethan Allen in 1775, Ticonderoga was explored, ascended, and defended by water. Now it’s your chance to be a part of this experience!

The 60-foot, 49-passenger tour boat Carillon offers daily tours around the Ticonderoga Peninsula. In 90 minutes you can enjoy centuries of stories that floated across this ancient lake. Set between the Green and Adirondack Mountains, tours on the Carillon explore not only the epic 18th-century military stories, but also the maritime heritage of the 19th and 20th century. From the 1777 American bridge piers to remains of railroads, side-scanning sonar will allow you to literally get a picture of the archaeological wealth that surrounds Ticonderoga. 

*Please check back with us to see when daily tours will resume! 


Our fabulous tour boat is waiting to take you sightseeing!

Tours run from May 27 through October 9, 2016                                         (call for special group and charter tours after this date)

90-minute tours operate Tuesday through Sunday at 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, and 4:00 pm. Don't miss out on the fun! Advanced tickets can be purchased at least 48 hours before the desired tour time by calling 518-585-2821. Check with our Guest Service team at the Log House Welcome Center for tour availability if you do not pre-purchase. Groups will need to call in advance to reserve space and check availability. Click here for more information on Group Tours


End a beautiful summer day with a mountainside sunset during an Evening Tour on board this luxury vessel. Advanced registration required. Call 518-585-2821 to book your sunset cruise.

Evening tours available on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm – July through August. Click here for more information on Evening Cruises and other special tours.

*Passengers are welcome to bring a picnic lunch or reserve a boxed lunch from America's Fort Cafe in the Log House Welcome Center.

All-inclusive Carillon Ticket - Includes Site Admission & Mount Defiance:

  • Adult (13-64 yrs.): $39.95
  • Senior (65 yrs.+): $37.95
  • Children (5-12 yrs.): $24.95
  • Children (4 and under): Free

Evening Charters

*Group Charters are available departing from Chipman’s Point Marina, Orwell, Vermont.  Call 518-585-2821 to book your Charter today!

Want to charter the Carillon for your special occasion?

Enjoy an unforgettable experience aboard this luxury vessel with a group of up to 49 people. Witness a mountainside sunset on Lake Champlain during a unique evening charter suited specifically to your special event. From business meetings to birthday celebrations, the Carillon is ready to add a dynamic twist to your occasion!

  • $500 for first two hours
  • $150 for each additional hour

To book your reservation call 518-585-2821.