The 2022 Boaters' Choice Awards Recipients Are Here! See This Year's Marina Honorees

Champlain Marina

5 Reviews
Write a Review
982 West Lakeshore
Colchester, VT 05446
44° 33' 10.17'', -73° 13' 55.54''
VHF Ch. 9
Live Webcam
Champlain Marina
Champlain Marina
Champlain Marina
Champlain Marina
Champlain Marina
Champlain Marina
Champlain Marina
Champlain Marina
Champlain Marina
Champlain Marina
Champlain Marina
Champlain Marina
Champlain Marina
Champlain Marina
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2022 4:48PM

Diesel $6.80

Brand: Valvtect

Gas Premium $6.899

Brand: Valvtect; Octane: 91;


Upon entering the ‘inner’ Mallett’s Bay, immediately to the south in a protected cove is the full-service Champlain Marina, with deep-water slips, ValvTect fuels, coin laundry, clean showers and a well stocked ship store. Repairs can be accommodated with a 25-ton lift and 1-ton crane.

Facilities / Amenities

  • 118 Slips
  • 91 non-ethanol gasoline
  • Diesel
  • Free pumpouts under Vermont Clean Vessel Act
  • Haulouts up to 25 tons
  • Seasonal and Transient Dockage up to 70 feet
  • 30 and 50 amp electric available
  • Water and WiFi at all slips
  • Winter and summer storage on the hard
  • Modern bathrooms / showers
  • Coin operated laundry
  • Full kitchen with refrigerators, stove / ovens, sinks, toasters, etc
  • Picnic areas for both east and west docks featuring multiple grills (and utensils), a flattop, and picnic tables
  • Activity room with multiple tables, couch, television / cable
  • Garbage and Recycling included with seasonal / transient dockage
  • Shipstore with basic boating supplies, marina branded goods, beverages, ice cream, and free popcorn!
  • Seasonal dockage parking with additional guest parking
  • 5 minute walk to multiple restaurants, Ace Hardware, Mazza's General Store, Mike's Auto Parts
  • Boat US Discounts for fuel and transient dockage
  • Weekly rates available

For short term / hourly dockage please contact for availability

Berth Capacity

Winter Storage:178


Champlain Marina is about 10 miles north of Burlington Mallets Bay is separated from the “Broad Lake” by the Colchester Causeway. The causeway is an old abandoned railroad bed built on piles of large rocks. The passage opening was once a swing bridge that has been removed. There are lots of weeds along the east side of the causeway. When approaching the passage from the Broad Lake in late summer, the weeds are grown and close to the water surface. When approaching from the south, be sure to know where Colchester Reef is located. They say the reef is littered with pieces of propellers.
Minimum Approach Depth:6.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:6.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:6.0 Feet
Mean High Water Clearance:0.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2022

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Nearby
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Pharmacy:Within 5 Miles
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Dog Park:Within 5 Miles
Pet Friendly:Yes
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:70.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:70.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:0.0 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Oil Disposal:Yes
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Nearby
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
Live Aboard:Yes
Show All


Great marina and facilities. Staff was also very helpful!

Was this helpful?  Yes - NoReport

Had a really nice stay visiting friends. Very nice dock staff with a small marina store. Floating docks are very nice and no issues with electrical. Definitely would return if we ever find ourselves on Lake Champlain.

Marina Response:
Glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope you make it back to the lake someday.
Was this helpful?  Yes - NoReport

Amazingly friendly. We were low on fuel and made what was going to be a quick stop, but decided to stay the evening. Ended up staying a couple more nights to reprovision because the access to a store was easier than planned.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind words, glad we were able to accommodate!
Was this helpful?  Yes(1) - NoReport

Dockhands are always very friendly and are knowledgeable boaters! Always come here for gas, prices are reasonable and free pumpouts are a plus. Bathrooms are always clean!

Marina Response:
Glad to hear! We are always here to help.
Was this helpful?  Yes(1) - NoReport

Extremely pretentious patrons. If your boat is not worth at least $1 million, don't bother docking here. Website says transients are welcome, but we were not welcomed. Other patrons told us we belonged at the city dock, they claimed it was a private marina, and they concluded by threatening to kill our captain. There is no signage stating that this is a private marina, and nobody approached us to pay a fee; there were no employees in sight. The manager was not helpful, most likely because he did not want to lose the business of his pompous wealthy patrons. You'll find another marina if you know what's good for you.

Marina Response:
I'm sorry to hear about your experience. I know it was a few years ago now, but I would like to extend an invitation to return. We do ask that you use Dockwa to make all reservations, or at least call ahead. We do not advertise short term / hourly dockage as it is not always available. If you are looking for short term dockage please call ahead of time or hail us on the vhf and we will let you know if we have space available. It sounds like you may have helped yourself to a slip, which may cause our seasonal dock customers to approach in an unsettling manor. I am sorry to hear about your experience and I can assure you that is not how we would like our employees or customers to react.
Was this helpful?  Yes(1) - No(3)Report