Links to sites of some of our friends

International Sailing School
Celebrating over three decades of excellence in sail education.
Above Reality
Pilot Jeff Snyder will take you and your party for a totally unique experience drifting serenely over the Vermont skyline in the most enchanting aviation vehicle available - a hot air balloon. It's another way to experience Vermont as few others do.

Smuggler's Notch
Award winning Smugglers' Notch Resort is America's Family Resort and a great base for your Vermont vacation. Located in the heart of the Green Mountains it is a real gem with activities for kids of all ages.

If adrenalin sports like windsurfing or kite surfing are your thing, our friends Rachel and James are the folks you must talk to. They're located right here at the Boathouse, close to the Friend Ship and also offer tours of some of Lake Champlain's historic shiprecks that don't even require that you get wet. How? Check out their site for details:

ECHO Center
ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain educates and delights people about the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunities for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin.

Burlington Schooner Project
At the heart of the Burlington Schooner Project is the desire to reconnect present day residents, visitors and school children to the rich commercial history of Burlington and Lake Champlain. The "Lois McClure", a project of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is modeled after the “1862” class General Butler and the O.J. Walker, two historic shipwrecks located within 1/2 of a mile of the construction site.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, a private non-profit museum, brings to life the stories of Lake Champlain and its people through nautical exploration, hands-on exhibits and learning adventures for all ages. It consists of the Museum at Basin Harbor, The Burlington Shipyard, and the Maritime Research Institute.

Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center
Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center is a non-profit public access sailing program located on Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. We offer safe, fun and affordable sailing programs for virtually anyone. Our goals are to provide the community and its visitors with a non-exclusive, accessible and welcoming place to enjoy one of Vermont's greatest and most beautiful resources, Lake Champlain.

Friendship Sloop Society
The purpose of the Friendship Sloop Society is to encourage the building and sailing of Friendship Sloops, to provide a medium for owners and friends to meet and enjoy each other around a common interest, and to promote the history and traditions of the Friendship Sloop; to sponsor and conduct races between original and reproduction Friendship Sloops; to establish standards of rig and design for reproduction of authentic Friendship Sloops and to trace existing sloops to place of origin and original builder.

Burlington Community Boathouse
The Friend Ship's home port is the Burlington Community Boathouse which opened in 1988 with the mission of managing the Burlington harbor and providing the necessary facilities to ensure safe and pleasurable water-based recreation opportunities for the public. Serving as both a marina and the center of Burlington's rapidly evolving waterfront, the Boathouse has become a popular destination for boaters on Lake Champlain.

Sure Strike Charters
For the best sportfishing on Lake Champlain, join Capt. Rich Greenough aboard one of his well equipped cruisers based at the Shelburne Shipyard. Capt. Rich's years of experience on the Lake help assure you'll be where the fish are.

Wonder Walks Custom Tours
Come join us on a Walking or Hiking tour through some of our favorite places in Vermont, the Adirondacks, Finger Lakes or Hudson Valley of New York, the Maine Coast, New Hampshire's White Mountains, Martha's Vineyard, the Berkshires, North Carolina's Mountains, the Northern California Coast, or the Big Island of Hawaii.

Vermont Vacation Concierge
Hospitality expert Peter Straube will help you discover Vermont in your own way at your own pace. Explore off the beaten path. Learn something new. Make the most of your vacation time.