Carillon Boat Cruises


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

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!

Departing from Fort Ticonderoga, this 60-foot, 35-passenger tour boat, Carillon, offers daily tours around the Ticonderoga Peninsula. In 90 minutes, 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!

*Advanced reservations are encouraged by calling (518) 585-2821.

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

  • Adult (13+ years): $39.99
  • Children 5-12 years: $24.99
  • Children 4 years and under: Free         

Regular Boat Tours

Friday May 26-Friday June 23, 2017
1:00 PM & 3:30 PM
Saturday June 24-Sunday, August 27, 2017
10:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM
Tuesday, August 29-October 9, 2017
1:oo PM & 3:30 PM

Some black-out dates apply, including most Mondays. Please check the events calendar for specific dates available.
*Passengers are welcome to bring a picnic lunch or reserve a boxed lunch from America's Fort Cafe in the Log House Welcome Center.


Would you like 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

Don’t forget to ask about historical introductions! Fort Ticonderoga's interpretive staff would be delighted to add to your special occasion with a unique historical narration! 

  • $50 for 15-minutes
  • $75 for 30-minutes
  • $100 for 1 hour