Details for Champlain Marina

Champlain Marina

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Average rating 4.8 stars from 17 reviews

Address 982 West Lakeshore Dr (PO Box 168)
Colchester, VT 05446


After hours contact


Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


Vermont Clean Marina
AED (automatic external defribillator) is available on site.

VHF channel



Email contact;

Owner, manager

Bruce Deming, General Manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

MasterCard and Visa.

Payment discounts

BoatUS discount on fuel and transient dockage.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Generally around May 1 to Oct 15th.






Tide & current additional info

No current, no tides.


Approach: 15
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: 6

Other depth info: Low water in late fall.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Composite

Size restrictionsLOA max: 64
Beam max: 20

Other info: 65 feet for transient dockage.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2017-09-18)

Other price info: Discount for BoatUS members.
Price includes electricity. please request 30/120, 50/120, or 50/240 at time of reservation. Also ask for WiFi password.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info: 2 30 amp per slip, 50/240 also available.

Note: The marina has ground fault monitoring. A boat's electrical system must be correct or it will trip the system.

Pricing info: Included

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - For residents who contract with Comcast.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No - Courtesy phone available in the Activity Room.

WiFi for all guests and customers.

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - Not much anchorage space.

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand: ValvTect blended gasoline and diesel. 91 octane , non-ethanol gasoline. Ultra low sulphur diesel fuel. Available 8 am to 6 pm seven days a week.

Gas price$3.15/gal (2017-09-18)

Other price info: Valvetect 91octane. Non-ethanol. $0.10 per gallon BoatUS discount. ActiveCaptain discount.

Diesel price$2.60/gal (2017-09-18)

Other price info: $0.10 per gallon. BoatUS discount. Valvtect blended. Ultra low sulphur. ActiveCaptain discount.


Yes - Available within walking distance.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - Limited

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - Fee charged, $15.


Yes - Available on dock.


Yes - Solid waste disposal, courtesy used oil disposal, and recycling.


Yes - Clean


Yes - Clean


Yes - $1.50 to wash, $1.50 to dry.


Yes - Mazza's convenience/liquor store - five minute walk east of marina.


Yes - Ace Hardware - often better prices than West marine - 6 minute walk east of marina.


Yes - Rozzi's Lakeshore Tavern Place is a 2 minute walk:
1022 W. Lakeshore Dr.
Malletts Bay, VT 05446

New York Pizza is a 5 minute walk.


Yes - Rozzie's - two minute walk.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Yes - Quality repairs and services of all types within minutes.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - Lakeshore Ace Hardware nearby.

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - WiFi available . cell coverage is good.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Public boat ramp - 100 feet east. State of Vermont fishing access.


Yes - Taxi, bike path, International Airport (BTV), and access to interstate highway.

Other services

Designated a Vermont Clean Marina.

Note: The marina has ground fault monitoring. A boat's electrical system must be correct or it will trip the system.


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Reviews for Champlain Marina
An unexpected pleasure, 2017-08-07
Captain: , Oxford, MD (810)

Called on a whim when we could not get into Burlington. Bruce called back and accomodated our 37' boat. This marina is very well appointed, the heads, showers, laundry and boater's lounge are lovely and clean and the lounge is equipped with games, books, large screen TV and a full kitchen. The barbeque areas are also well appointed, decks with gas grills and picnic tables. We were here over a Saturday night and the facilities were humming with friendly fellow boaters. As mentioned elsewhere, Bruce is wonderfully helpful. We had a problem with our davit and we were able to leave our dinghy at the fuel dock until we were in our sllip. Bruce used a crane to lift the dinghy back onto our cabin top when we were ready to leave. He also offered us his car to run errands. The restaurant, grocery, pizza place, hardware and liquor store; all within .2 miles is a wonderful advantage. Champlain Marina has a very well deserved excellent reputation!

Great place to call home, 2017-07-11
Captain: , New Buffalo, Michigan (780)

Bruce , the owner, and Don the manager make you feel very welcome. Great facilities, great bathrooms, boaters lounge, barbecue area, cheap diesel fuel. Hardware store is close, so is restaurant, ice cream and the town of Burlington. Enterprise car rental will pick you up.

Great marina, 2017-07-05
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (7375)

Dock staff helped us into slip after fueling. Solid docks with sturdy cleats properly placed. Super clean & roomy restrooms/showers. Convenient stop to stock up before heading to Canada.

Very nice marina, 2016-08-14
Captain: , Ipswich, MA (162)

We stayed for 4 days and took in the air show in Burlington. Bruce, Don, and the crew are great. The facility is very nice with new bathrooms that are kept clean. The club house is wonderfull with a large screan TV and nice seating and even has a full kitchen. The docks are almost new condition with good power and water. There are tents with several BBQ grills and nice picnic tables. Fuel price is the best in the area. The tavern next door has great food and prices. There is a hardware store and small grocery store about 5 min walk. Whats not to like!

Champlain Marina, 2016-07-14
Captain: , Lake City Colorado (50)

Champlain Marina first class operation Don the dock master and Pete go way out of there way to be helpful. Best fuel prices on the lake, top quality floating docks . everything you need close within walking distance . also local boaters very welcoming. Call in advance for slip as with most great marinas space is limited. Thanks Managment

Great Stop! Friendly People, 2016-06-22
Captain: , Grand Rivers, Ky (2206)

6-13-16 Stayed here a few days for foul weather to pass. Great staff, very helpful and friendly. The restrooms and showers are newly remodeled and like new. Very nice hardware store a quarter mile or so walk, also bar and grill at the entrance to the marina.

Great Stop, 2015-09-19
Captain: , Seneca Lake NY (313)

Helpful & friendly staff
End docks offer a great view but little protection from wakes from the bay
Groceries, liquor, restaurants within an easy walk
Pet walk is a hike from the docks

Friendly but rolly, 2015-07-08
Captain: , Greenville SC (250)

We were treated well, given a car to get groceries, and had a nice slip on the end of a dock. The only problem is that many boats left for fireworks, and returned, making the night a rolly one.

Still a nice place to Stay, 2014-08-21
Captain: , Coxsackie (30)

Came back to Champlain Marina afer 17 years and it is still very nice and clean.. Would come back in a heartbeat. One of the nicest marinas on the lake
Everyone was very friendly and nice to us... very accomodating

Fine Marina, 2014-08-17
Captain: , Beach Haven NJ (150)

Helpful man in charge - go tied up fine. Made welcome. Very nice marina, well protected from all but a heavy nor'easter.

We'll be back for sure!, 2014-08-16
Captain: , Rochester, NY (200)

Stayed 2 nights and will look forward to going back. Marina is clean and well run. Staff is accommodating. Good restaurants, supplies and provisions nearby. Easy cab ride to Burlington with lots to do. Cove is very well protected and scenic.

First Class Operation, 2013-08-03
Captain: , Winter Garden, Fl (2391)

Great facility, great staff, nice area. Clean restrooms, large common room with kitchen, large picnic area w/gas grills, good ship's store, laundry, book goes on & on. They have 50 amp hookups, very clean water at each slip, modern/stable docks. Nice little grocery store (doesn't have everything, but alot) within walking with a liquor store, bank, ACE hardware, and an auto parts store all within a five minute walk.
A little bit of wake from the lake, but not bad compared to other marinas/anchorages in the area.

Friendly marina; first class operation, 2012-07-08
Captain: , Cape Coral, FL (1541)

Very nice marina with new docks. Gas & diesel and very small store on site; within walking distance to convenience store, liquor store, ice cream stand, hardware store and a couple of restaurants. Picnic areas under tents, complete with gas grills available for everyone's use. Bright and clean bathrooms and showers, two sets of new washers & dryers, inside meeting room, book swap. Very friendly and welcoming slip holders. All in all, a great stop on Lake Champlain.

good people, good facility, 2012-04-23
Captain: , Champlain Marina (57)

...something for everyone

Best Marina on Lake Champlain, 2012-01-29
Captain: , Malletts Bay, VT (10)

Very modern docks, with excellent shore facilities. Walking distance to groceries (Mazza's Store) and mairne supplies (Lakeshore Hardware & Marine). Also close by is Fox Marine for engiine repairs and Fiberglass Plus for the best in hull and deck work. A must stop for those doing the loop through Lake Champlain

Great Alternative to Burlington, 2010-08-10
Captain: , Wicomico Creek, MD (494)

Crystal clear water, swim off your boat in the slip. Hardware, grocery, a few eateries within walking distance. If you bike, a 2 mile drive to the #7 bus line with bike racks on the bus. $.60 gets you into the heart of Burlington for the day. Marina personnel treat you like family and the season slip holders welcome you in and include you in events.

Transient Friendly, 2008-08-15
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale, FL (429)

Well protected for all winds except northeast. 20 knot wind in any other direction, and you will sleep like a baby. Showers, fuel, trash, pet friendly. No outside gas cooking on boat, but free gas grills on shore and picnic facilities. 5 min. walk to marine hardware, liquor, grocery stores, pizza, ice cream stand and gym. I originally only gave three stars, but after looking at other 3 star marinas, I had to give it 4. This is a very transient friendly marina with.

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