Details for Chipman Point Marina

Chipman Point Marina

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Average rating 4.3 stars from 33 reviews

Address 68 Chipmans Point Road
Orwell, VT 05760-9793


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel

Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Accepts Visa and Mastercard. Personal checks.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.25/ft (2014-05-26)

Other price info: Includes 30 amp electric.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: Included with docking.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access


Launch service

Pump out

Yes - $5.00 per pump out.


Yes - $1.50 per bag.








Yes - One washer and dryer. Honor system.


Yes - About 7 miles away but loaner car available to run to the store.




Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities

Yes - Houseboat Rentals through Champlain Houseboat Charters.

Internet access

Yes - WiFi available to some docks, also available at the office and porch.

Boat ramp availability




Other services


Fort Ticonderoga is a short drive away, courtesy car is usually available.

Reviews for Chipman Point Marina
Great Mast Stepping Service, 2016-08-24
Captain: , Actively cruising (542)

We stopped here twice this summer to get our mast up on the way into the lake and back down heading out to the canal. Both times Chop and his Mom did a great job. Exactly on schedule and the unstepping took only about a half hour and we finished just before it started to rain. I would highly recommend using their service. As the other reviews have said the building that is the office and restrooms is very cool. We have a Pearson 35 with a deck stepped mast 38 feet long.

Most Friendly, Historical, Close To Fort Ticonderoga. , 2016-07-29
Captain: , Warwick, RI (88)

Stayed two days. On day two owner brought us to and from Ferry Landing at Fort Ti. by boat. From here one mile walk. Ft Ti shuttle dropped us near Ferry. It was Reenactment week at the Fort, a very special occasion. Klaus and Elizabeth.

Perfect service, 2016-07-05
Captain: , Montreal (717)

Stop here to get the mast down on our way south.
Chip is the man of the place. It seems he does eveything.
Friendly welcome. Unstepping the mast was a quick and easy procedure once we were ready.
Even if the lake level is at 95.1, there was more than 9 feet of water under the crane.

Beautiful setting, family-run marina, great prices, 2016-06-07
Captain: , North East, MD (316)

Stayed for $1.25/ft, laundry $1. Mother and son have owned the business for 20 years. Very friendly and hospitable. The store/bathhouse is a very quaint historic building. Scenic surroundings.

Wonderful place, 2015-09-19
Captain: , Norwalk, CT (82)

Freindly staff (Cathy was great!), clean, beautiful historic buildings, well cared for. We will be back!

Safe and snug, 2015-08-20
Captain: , Mallets Bay (80)

High winds and waves prompted us to spend two nights here en route home after five days exploring along NY State Champlain Canal. Glad we did. Chip could not have been a better dockmaster. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Gas was also the best we've seen this week. Old stone buildings (1800s) comprising the store, restrooms (clean), shower (clean, good pressure), laundry (didn't use but only a $1), office and living quarters for the owners lend charm and history. A car was on loan for dinner in Benson (8 miles away). Wish the store had been better stocked with marine supplies but not enough of a negative point to take away from a 5 star rating

Great place to stay., 2015-08-19
Captain: , Latham (30)

This is definitely worth the stay. Chip seams to be 3 people. He's all over the place and will accommodate just about any need as will his mom, Pat. The place is older but maintained. Gas dock was easily assessable ($3.49). While I pumped the gas Chip empty my holding tank and filled my fresh water.
Turns out I needed a part and found one about 20 miles away. They had a car to let me borrow and I was back in an hour, put the part in and we were on our way. We had a pleasant nights stay, a little rocking when the occasional blind boater doesn't see the marina 100' away. All of the regular boaters we met were pleasant and helpful.
It's definitely on our list to stay again!

Captain: , East Falmouth, MA (1523)

All the reviews are accurate. This is a great place to stay. Pat and her son Chip go out of their way to make you feel like family. The facilities are old, but very well maintained. They loaned us a car to shop and tour Ft. Ticonderoga. As an added bonus we found friends whith whom we did the Great Loop there and had a wonderful reunion.

Home away from home, 2015-07-31
Captain: , Green Cove Springs (61)

Chip, the owner/manager works tirelessly to make you welcome. Pat, his mother/owner/co-manager is supurb at making you feel a part of the family. Invariably we plan to stay a day or two and end up staying four or five days to soak in the plesant atmosphere of the family operation and friendly fellow boaters who call Chipman Point their home port.

Annually we cruise the east coast from Florida to Lake Champlaign and ALWAYS plan a stay at Chipman Point Marina. We look forward to few places on our migration that reward us with their hospitality and fellowship as much as Chipman Point Marina.

Good stop, historic buildings, nice people, 2015-06-23
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (532)

5-26-15 - Spent one night on t-dock. Little exposed, pick your weather as always. Loaner car for a drive thru the Vermont farmland to a little town pizza place. Fun. Dog friendly. Most unique bath house yet.. Watch the stairs! Very reasonable pricing. Other cruisers raved about their service dept.

Idyllic Chipman Point, 2015-06-03
Captain: , Fair Haven, NY (66)

My wife and I stayed at Chipman Point Marina recently as we brought our boat from Lake Champlain through the canals to Lake Ontario. We ended up staying three days as we ran into a few mechancial issues with the boat. We are so happy we ended up spending those extra days at Chipman's!

The marina is located in a beautiful, quaint and idlyllic setting. Pat, the owner, and her son Chip were wonderful hosts. They let us use their car to run into town for provisions, and were quick to offer us assistance on a few of our service issues. They were low key and relaxed and yet very attentive too.

The facilities are not new but they are well maintained and clean. We hope we have an opportunity to stay there again.

Unique Facility But a Bit Windy, 2015-05-25
Captain: , Seattle Wa (200)

Pat loaned us a car to go shopping and even visit the Fort. Super nice lady. The facility has unique historic buildings and is generally very pleasant. Good showers. The only negative is that the marina is unprotected from wind and wakes so the docks are noisy. The pros outweighed the wind issue to get this high rating.

Here are my rating criteria
- 1 star - Lousy, skip this one- 2 star - Not terrible but I wouldn't come back- 3 star - Nice, I liked it overall and would return- 4 star - Great experience including facilities, management and setting- 5 star - Spectacular everything (there aren't many of these)

Great Marina, 2014-10-10
Captain: , Doylestown, Pa. 18902 (414)

Gas and transcient slips available in late September 2014. I also believe they are a full service boat yard. Office, showers, bathrooms are located on the second floor of a stone farmhouse built in the 1800's. Everything is clean and well cared for.Nicest people you would want meet. Coffee was 25 cents in the office and it was great. Very homey and relaxing here. Beautiful views.

Great stopover, 2014-09-04
Captain: , Montreal (87)

We landed at this location after a long journey in the Champlain canal and with a tunderstorm forecast. We were well greated by the tender even if there were no answer to our calls on the VHF . We would definitly make this location a planned overnight. Great washroom facilities. One question remains: Why 25 individuals BBQ at shore instead of a nice community one?? Thanks for the reception.

Back to Days of Yore, 2014-08-20
Captain: , Brewerton, NY (489)

Nice old fashioned marina. Floating docks rock pleasantly under foot, but are secure and in excellent condition. Picture a four story stone block building built in 1812, with painted wide plank flooring. Cookies, candy and ice-cream are self-service in the office; just leave your money on the counter, or put IOU sticker on the bulletin board! Take creaking (but secure) stairs to second floor and find nice clean rest rooms, showers, and laundry washing machine. Nothing else within walking distance (except for some cows in a pasture), but they are quick to offer use of car to go into town. Coffee is on at 7 a.m.....leave quarter in the sugar bowl.

Great Service, 2014-08-11
Captain: , Montreal (329)

Stoped here because whitehall was closed for gas, the owner was very helpfull to fill me up with gas arriving at 18:00. Great place to fill up when your going up or down Lake Champlain

A real find, 2014-07-31
Captain: , Latham, NY (43)

An old facility (dating to 1805) very well maintained. The owners, Pat and Chip were very friendly and accomodating. The atmosphere with the resident boaters was warm and welcoming. A real hidden gem, I will definitly be back!

Great port in a storm, 2014-07-09
Captain: , New Bern, NC (140)

We stayed here last night to wait out a storm. I agree with other posts...Not new but very well maintained...Owner came down and helped us get tied up in a stiff south wind. Used the loaner Scion to go for dinner...Rates were very reasonable ($47 for our 37 footer incl electric)... Floating docks creaked and groaned, but not heard in cabin...

Excellent Stop, 2014-06-27
Captain: , Corpus Christi, TX (702)

Nice faciility and quaint surroundings, but the real gem is the outstanding service of the owners, from accomodating any request to ferrying boaters across the lake to Fort Ticonderoga. Reasonable price, modest cost for laundry, 30A electric included in dockage.

Quaint stop, 2014-05-26
Captain: , Unionville, IN (221)

Very Vermonty marina. Charaming old buildings providing modern comforts. Bathrooms and showers clean. Prices very reasonable. Best gas price we have seen on Lake Champalin. Friendy folks.
A bit exposed to wakes.

Sweet Respite, 2013-08-06
Captain: , South Portland, Maine (847)

This marina is a welcome stop after a day of travel dealing white caps. The atmosphere is restorative and gentle with old world charm. Two former warehouses built in 1812 and 1824 respectively serve as the main structures on the site. The bath facilities are clean, laundry very convenient, and coffee is only $0.25 starting at 7 AM. Can life get any better?

Friendly, helpful staff, 2013-07-16
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (6425)

Chipman Point is a great bargain. Very helpful staff found room for 2 boats, handled our lines, helped with the power cords. Marina in beautiful historic building. Docks a little bouncy but adequate. Courtesy car available, short drive (inc. ferry) to Fort Ticonderoga.

good stop to visit Fort Ticonderoga, 2013-07-12
Captain: , Knapps Narrows Md (450)

We spent 2 nights here so we could visit the Fort. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They loaned us a car to take the ferry ($16. round trip) to see the fort. We spent most of the day there. Since this was our first time on the lake, Chip spent time showing us his recommendations for stops on the lake. There is a well stocked general store in town.

Nice stop for a night, 2013-07-04
Captain: , Everett WA (413)

Chip and, his wife have a nice little place. Docks are a bit old but in good shape. Bathroom and shower are up a very steep stairway but are in good shape once you get up to them. Will stop again if I come back this way.

Good for Overnight, 2013-07-04
Captain: , Freeport, ME (608)

Pat (owner) and her crew are keeping things together in a professional manner. Although the buildings are old - 1812, 1824 - they are clean and well kept up. The docks are getting old, and with the lake at flood stage, the in-board ends were in the water, but duckwalks were provided for those afraid to get their feet wet. All advertized services were available, and working well. Ice cream is in the freezer.

If there are negatives, they center around being on the tip of a point narrowing the river. The point funnels the winds going up and down the lake, but they seem to die off as the sun goes down. Some boats going by slowed, but the many fishing boaats did not for the most part, throwing wakes. hese, too, died off as the sun went down.

We would stop there again.

A Lovely Place to Visit :), 2013-06-06
Captain: , Lake Champlain (226)

A really nice place to visit and stay overnight. As others have said, the folks are very pleasant and welcoming, the buildings are old, clean and interesting and they even have a car they'll lend to you for the drive into town. Only drawback that I see is that the lake is kinda nasty down there and you will get waked from passing boaters who don't slow. A really nice place that I will try & visit every year!

Professional and Affordable, 2013-05-15
Captain: , Mallets Bay (60)

We stopped here on a long route from NYC to deliver a 41 Tartan. Even on a Sunday at the very beginning of the season, the staff was helpful and accessible. They stepped our very challenging mast with a high degree of expertise, and the weekly rate to slip the boat was very affordable.

Will definately visit again when we next pass through.

great layover., 2012-06-27
Captain: , Marlboro Yacht Club, Marlboro NY (515)

stopped here twoce for fuel while heading up the lake and back down. Very nice and helpful people. marina was nice

One of the prettiest marinas I've seen, 2012-06-05
Captain: , Bainbridge Island, WA (343)

One of the owners is a gardener, and it shows--there are flowers everywhere, and the view of the lake from the docks is lovely. There's not much protection from wakes, but at least while I was there, passing boaters seemed to slow down so that wakes weren't really a problem. I'd definitely stay here again.

Our favorite marina of the Lake, 2012-04-03
Captain: , Half Moon, N.Y. (120)

We make a stop every time we visit Lake Champlain. Pat and Chip have a very welcoming marina to enjoy on your trip through the area. Even though there isn't any stores close by, they have a loaner car so groceries are close. You won't find a swimming pool and a tiki bar. But the lake water is inviting, and you can sit on the porch and wonder where the hours went. The buildings are from the later 17th century and in beautiful shape. The bathrooms and showers are spotless and the laundry room is inviting. You won't regret a stop here

Old world charm, 2011-09-11
Captain: , Galena, MD (1826)

Pulled into transient "T" head without an issue. Pat the owner and her son Chip were there to greet us and take lines. They have a loaner car you can use to run to the grocery or to a restaurant for dinner.
The marina office and other building were part of the original canal system used as a storehouse and loading site. Friendly people and quiet stop.

Chipman Point Marina, 2011-07-16
Captain: , ellicottville n.y. (209)

We pulled into the outside slip ofthe marina where the transient boaters are supposed to dock and the dock hand pulled the bow of our boat in very hard and gouged our boat on a piece of metal sticking out pf the side of the dock. He didn't apologize and actually raised the price to stay from the 2011 listed price, so we left. I would not recommend this marina.

Chipman Point - Quaint, 2011-03-01
Captain: , Stony Point, NY (852)

We stopped overnight at their docks a few years ago on our way north to Lake Champlain. Harbor master is friendly, welcoming and helpful. Old stone building - restored and quaint with restrooms to match. Marina grounds are perched on the side of a steep hill. There is no town within walking distance. The sceenery is beautiful and quiet. I would stop again, we like quiet spots - but don't expect amenities.

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