Northern Star Lake Cruises

by Yankee Magazine

We're cruising this Saturday at 11am

Scenic Lunch Cruise and best of all the

lunch is absolutely FREE!

802-487-0234 for reservations

2 hour Sunday Brunch Cruise with Live Piano!
Departs 10:30am-12:30pm

1pm-2:30pm Scenic Cruise

802-487-0234 for reservations

A Priceless Adventure on International Lake Memphremagog

Relax, Rejuvenate and Restore on a very special boat here in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. She's over 65 feet and offers you an exquisite private yacht look and intimate feel complete with a rich black walnut decor, comfy seating and our NEW baby grand piano bar. Our Captain knows the history and lake like the back of his hand and every guest is welcome in the wheel house anytime. We offer a crew that thrives on delivering you 5 star personalized service that's harder to find these days - PLUS you'll get  a super smooth sailing experience no matter what mother nature can throw our way. 

The result is an award winning international cruising experience on Lake Memphremagog! But wait, we dialed it in even more by providing a huge offering of

mouthwatering  and truly unique menu options that are super tasty. Of course there are plenty of signature cocktails and tasty beverages on board that we're confident you'll agree, are pretty darn good!

With plenty of cruises to choose from and a venue that takes public cruising to a whole new level, we’re sure you’ll agree that the Northern Star is Newport, Vermont’s premier venue. Once you’ve decided on your cruise- scenic, lunch, sunset, dinner, cocktail, brunch or private party, book it right on line or call our cruise director for additional information at 802-487-0234 - We'll see you on board soon!

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Advance cruise purchase is always recommended! buy tickets at zerve Or call Zerve at (802) 323-5111

"Cruise News" for 2015

NEW! EVERY MONDAY EVENING Some call it the "Cruise to Nowhere" , some call it a "Doctail" party, some call it a "Floating Lounge and Restaurant" we call it the best seat on the waterfront - GUARANTEED!

EXCLUSIVELY EVERY MONDAY Evening (rain or shine) from 4:30 to closing (STARTING JUNE 15TH) we will be docked at the Newport City Gateway Center offering signature cocktails,  beer and wine plus complimentary tasty treats. Come on down to the waterfront and sing along with our new "piano man" - it's the best seat on the lake!


There's never a boarding charge, no reservations and flip flops are totally optional!



FOR 2015!


Welcome aboard the Northeast Kingdom's first ever floating piano bar. Join us on select evenings for a fun and festive atmosphere - sing along, or sit back and relax with a signature cocktail.

Our new ebony baby grand piano will add a wonderful and bright flavor to some great evening Dinner, Sunset, Cocktail and Sunday Morning Brunch cruises. From light Jazz, to country, Sinatra and more, you'll have special treat on board the Northern Star this season

For the third year in a row we're partnering with some super generous businesses to enable EVERY 3RD GRADER IN ORLEANS COUNTY to enjoy a spring educational field trip aboard the Northern Star! It's a great program and gets many children who would not normally have the opportunity to experience a fun cruise and all the educational aspects of Lake Memphremagog. We are soliciting for more folks to help - the ones listed below are partnering with us this year and we say a HUGE "Thank you" to them!

Union Bank

Memphremagog Rentals

Newport Rotary

Passumpsic Bank
(2nd year sponsor)

Columbia Forest Products

North Country Hospital

Northeast Farm Service
(2nd year sponsor)

North Country Federal Credit Union (2nd year sponsor)

and Mr Tony Pomerleau who generously started this program 3 years ago!

northern star season pass

We started this great program last season and it was a huge hit!

It's a great value - cruise as often as you like on ANY Scheduled SCENIC CRUISE for just $79.95!

  • Do you visit Lake Memphremagog frequently?
  • Do you live in the Lake Memphremagog area and have friends and family visit you often?
  • Do you just love the lake and want get out on the water as often as you like?

We've created the Northern Star Season Pass just for you!

Join us on any Scenic Cruise throughout our season as many times as you like!

Click here to get yours

A great article in Yankee Magazine that gives a wonderful narrative

about Northern Star Cruises (click here)

What Folks Are Saying About Northern Star Lake Cruises

John D.

Mother's Day Brunch was yummy and the cruise was perfect. The piano player was a bonus. We enjoyed the trip and will be back for another cruise (especially since they are very reasonably priced). Well done!

John M Adams III

We had a great cruise on Sunday July 20th. Weather was great. This attraction is a GEM that many folks in Vermont do not know about. You and your friends, family and especially your kids will really enjoy this ride. We elected for the Sunday buffet and it was great. The boat crew was fabulous and they couldn't be more accommodating. The Captain welcomes folks into the wheelhouse and the view is great from that post. We are planning to go on a Canadian cruise this season."



Took the Sunset Cruise. It was amazing. Staff was professional. Drinks were reasonable. Music just great to dance to. And we were offered the Captain's special braised pear dessert at no extra charge. Delicious!!! Well worth the money. Great night out. It is about time we have this amazing boat to enjoy our beautiful Lake Memphremagog! Thank You.... I have Lake Salem Inn and will certainly send my guests to your boat.



Patricia S.

Wow. Wow. Wow. We chartered The Northern Star for 2013 Taste of Newport guests for a sunset cruise and it was magnificent. The service from her crew, Andy, Maria and Patrick, was extraordinary. They really set the bar high for customer service. The cruise was refreshing and relaxing leaving the guests wanting more and planning to come back bringing friends & family. Some even are thinking about chartering for family events and/or business meetings. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for creating such a great experience. What a wonderful asset to Downtown Newport VT CHEERS!

Patricia B.

Fantastic tour (the luncheon cruise) on a quiet, clean, very comfortable boat. Captain and crew were professional and gracious. Narrative was well-paced, interesting, and not overpowering. The scenery is exceptional. We recommend Norther Star Cruises enthusiastically.

Sally H.

My husband and I went on your 11:00 am cruise today and it was wonderful. The boat is so clean and comfortable. The lunch was delicious and fresh, served on nice dishes. The Captain and Amy were friendly and informative. And to top it off, the foliage was beautiful. We'll be recommending your cruises to our friends and family.



Wendy L.

Thank you SO much to the crew for a wonderful trip on Saturday! A great time was had by all for our Fathers Day celebration! Well Done! We will definitely be back!


Cindy N.

We had fun celebrating Father's Day on The Northern Star. Already planning our next event on the ship.


Karen S.

Thanks Captain Andy for a great excursion on Lake Memphremagog today!!! What an absolutely beautiful time!!