Details for Ferry Dock Marina

Ferry Dock Marina

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Average rating 3.1 stars from 10 reviews

Address 1 King Street Dock
Burlington, VT 05401-5246


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel

Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

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: $1.75/ft (2014-06-15)

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $0.75 (2013-07-12)

Other price info: Moorings by Boat House Marina.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: Included in the slip fee.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Included in the slip fee.

Dinghy access

Yes - Good dingy docks - they have two.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Gas and Diesel are available at the ferry dock.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: No volume discount. Includes tax.


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - $11 charge or free with a fuel purchase, 2014.









Yes - West Marine nearby.


Yes - Many restaurants within walking distance. The Shanty Restaurant has great seafood at reasonable prices. Atmosphere in restaurant is a bit noisy though.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Yes - There are FREE buses that go to town and up the hill to the hospital and university. Very regular schedule, every 15 min most of the day then 30 min at night.

Other services


Reviews for Ferry Dock Marina
Better then expected, 2017-08-29
Captain: , Latham (90)

Kirk was very helpful getting us in and enthusiastic about the upgrades made to the marina. The docks are newer with electric and water. They are very busy on weekends because the silps are used for the restaurant. Call ahead to reserve an overnight otherwise it's first come first serve. Gas and pump out no restrooms. Was told by the restaurant staff that they are only for their patroons. The marina manages the docks for the restaurant. and you will get preference if you're paying for overnight. We stayed two nights and went out for a day to anchor off and was told to take any open dock upon return. Fortunately the end was open so we took it to watch the sunset. Had dinner in the restaurant, the food selection was more then expected and was very good as well as the staff. The selection of music however needs to be improved. Not conducive to eating and too loud. Everything does quiet down around 10 so no worries about being kept up. Just as close to downtown as the city dock. excellent alternative.

updates for prior reviews, 2017-07-01
Captain: , Marthasville (643)

Just tied up and agree staff and help are great.
New floating docks are in place with power and water. Call ahead for bigger boats there's only one T head.
Gas prices were the best $2.95/gal. Pumpouts at gas dock are $11 or free with $100 of fuel.
New restaurant at the dock too.
We're happy happy!!

Great Town - Poor Protection , 2017-06-26
Captain: , League City, Texas (293)

Outer docks are poorly protected from southerly winds. We are 48' and we're placed next to the restaurant. Great staff and great location. Free shuttle bus a short walk from Marina takes you up the hill to the trendy shopping/restaurant area! Very good walking/biking/jogging path along the lake.

Bare bones marina, 2014-08-10
Captain: , Saint Albans, VT (40)

There are not a lot of amenities but the staff was very friendly. We were out on the very end of the floaters exposed to the waves but the weather was good so it was only bumpy when people didn't adhere to the no wake zone rules. There was no water on the dock only power but we had a lot of water on board so that was not an issue.

The marina is right next to Breakwater which has live music on Friday and Saturday night. This can be a blessing or a curse depending on the band. They do stop playing early so unless you go to bed at 8:00 it shouldn't be a problem.

The slips are very narrow and the wind can be very tricky as you may be docking right next to a large ferry. It was very windy when I was trying to dock and I got caught in a vortex that pulled me right up against the ferry dock pilings. Lukily there was a more open spot that I was able to move to.

Size Maters at this marina, 2014-06-18
Captain: , St. Clair, Michigan (456)

We are 45' so they put us on the floaters in front of the restaurant. Music and trivia night were not a problem. Needed 125' of hose for the water and they offerred extra hoses if I needed them. The big problem was the wind. When we got there the water was absolutely flat but during the night is was blowing steady mabe 15 to 20 out of the south/southwest and is was uncomfortable at the dock. Couple hours later the winds backed to northwest and it was better but still somewhat of a problem. The breakwall is a distance out so the ferry boats can manuver in the harbor and that provides some fetch for the wind. The south and north ends of the harbor are open for boat traffic but there is less fetch on the north.
Other than the wind, I thought this was a pretty good place to stop. Fuel proce was good, a lot less then NY across the Lake.

Boat House is Better, 2012-07-12
Captain: , San Francisco (171)

Sort of strange. No water to your slip. No extra hoses, unless you bribe the dockmaster. VERY loud music at night. Pump out is broke. Very tight slips

Great stop in Burlington, 2012-06-11
Captain: , Jacksonville Fl (1550)

This marina is getting better all the time. Manager Kieth is taking a personal interest in making it great. They offer a free pumpout with a fuel filll-up. There are several floating docks out in front of the restruarant, good food and free live music (not real late either). Fuel prices about 80 cents cheaper than NY side of the lake.

City Dock, Burlington, 2011-06-24
Captain: , Portland, Oregon (576)

We were there early in the season and the marina was not yet open due to high water. There is a free shuttle that leaves from 1 Main Street, a short walk north of the marina, that takes you to the hospital and from there it is about 1/2 mile walk to West Marina. There is also an excellent market, City Market, about 6 or 7 blocks up from the marina at Winooski and Bank Streets. If you take the free shuttle and get off at Winooski, it is only one block east and you can get the free shuttle back but on the opposite side of the street on College Street.

OK Summer 2009, 2010-04-19
Captain: , Lake Livingston, TX (258)

Stopped for 3 nights. Free bus service, but seems to be a lack of provisioning for travlers. West Marine located WAY east of town center.

Burlington, Vt. City Dock, 2007-06-11
Captain: , Patterson, La (1441)

Good stop as easy to get around. Icecream nearby. Free city bus service to heavy duty shopping area with lots of restaruants and cafes. Easy access to the University.
Good mooring balls with bridles. Close to dinghy dock and the dock is near the office and the street.

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