Eastern View Outfitters is located in Plattsburgh, New York on the famous Lake Champlain, home to some of the best Fishing in New York State and the Northeast region! Lake Champlain is an exceptionally diverse lake with opportunities to pursue a variety of Warm water species and Cold water species of fish. Lake Champlain is also rich in history, where pivotal Naval battles from the War of 1812 were fought! Whether you are a dyed in the wool fisherman/woman or just want a scenic and informative ECO-Tour, we can tailor your Lake Champlain charter to suit your needs!

The lake is also home to some amazingly beautiful areas from beautiful rock cliffs and outcroppings, to Lighthouses and protected coves. Our Eco-Tours and Sunset cruises will highlight all of these and give you some extra knowledge about the area. All while you relax and possibly enjoy a few beverages if you desire.

We hold our repeat clientele for good reason… Here’s why!  We have maintained from the beginning a “hard work pays off’” mentality! Bryce Collins is a United States Coast Guard Captain and a Licensed/Insured New York State Guide who has 20 years experience fishing Lake Champlain and its Tributaries. 

“We spent a beautiful afternoon learning about Lake Champlain and seeing some great sights. My group was a bachelorette party looking to do something different & this was a great choice. Bryce was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions about the surrounding area. We stopped by the beach and some coves and had a chance to get in the water. He tailored the ECO-Tour to suit our wants and needs for our girls weekend away! I would definitely recommend EVO for fishing as well- even though I don’t fish, the boat was nice with all the modern & awesome gear on it!”
Gabrielle Slapkowski, New York

“My friends and I rented a cabin nearby for a bachelorette party and were looking for something fun to do when we came across Bryce’s tours. We did the 2 hour eco tour and had an amazing time! Bryce was very knowledgeable and funny. He took us to some great spots, we went swimming and just had an amazing time! Can’t wait to come back and try one of the fishing tours! Thanks again for making our bride to be feel special!”

Jolene, New Jersey

Lake Champlain ECO-Tours & Sunset Cruises

Our Lake Champlain Eco-Tours & Sunset Cruises are a 2 hour trips. ECO-Tours & Sunset Cruises are an informative and a fun way to spend a few hours on the Lake! Tours will cover some of the important Geologic events that sculpted the area we call the Champlain Valley. We will tour the Plattsburgh Bay, Crab Island, Valcour Island and Bluff Point areas, all of which are rich with stories and history. We also can stop at a  beautiful naturally occurring beach and some protected coves for a swim if desired by our guests. The Lake Champlain corridor is home to many conflicts and battles fought. It is also where the pivotal Battle of Plattsburgh was fought in the War of 1812, ultimately leading to our independence from Great Britain! We will describe the events that took place and how these moments help sculpt our country’s history! These trips can accommodate up to 5 passengers and can be tailored to what our guests want. We have done everything from Bachelor/Bachelorette parties to relaxing Sunset couples cruises with drinks. This is a 2 hour boat rental with a Coast Guard Licensed and Insured Captain as your designated driver. Alcoholic beverages are permitted on “Bring you Own” basis. Captain Bryce Collins promises you will have a great time aboard his vessel as always!

After the Trip

Many people choose to relax and rest up for the following days adventure by seeing some of the areas scenic destinations like Ausable Chasm. If you enjoy tasting local Craft Beers and Wines. Check out Ausable Brewing Co, Valcour Brewing Company, The Oval Brewery and Plattsburgh Brewing Co located right in the same building as the Comfort Inn lodging. If Wine and Ciders are your thing– definitely check out Elf’s Farm Winery & Ciderhouse and Vesco Ridge Vineyards for a great Tasting experience. Recommended formal dining options are Anthony’s Restaurant & Bistro, Latitude 44 Bistro and for more casual Dining check out Mickey’s Restaurant and Our House Bistro. For those diehards who want to squeeze every bit of action they can into the day! Guests can take full advantage of our Blast and cast Package, the Waterfowl and Deer hunt Package and our Fishing and Bowfishing Combo Packages! While you relax and enjoy everything the Lake Champlain Region has to offer. Our guides will be out in the afternoons until dusk scouting birds for the following days hunt. If you decide to preserve your Trophy–we have an exceptional Taxidermist who we can put you in touch with if you plan to have the work done locally.

If you’re extending your vacation, don’t miss out on the rest of the Adirondacks and Northern New York!


Comfort Inn & Suites–Plattsburgh, NY
Our guests can take advantage of our Eastern View Outfitters reduced rates of $90/Night and stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites located at 411 Route 3 Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Comfort Inn & Suites rooms are equipped with 2 Queen size beds, high speed WIFI, Microwave and Fridge. Other amenities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness center , restaurant/bar, and free parking. It is also in close proximity to most of the shopping and dinning options in the area. Just call the Comfort Inn & Suites at 518-562-2730 and mention Eastern View Outfitters & Bryce Collins to make reservations at the Corporate Rates of $90/Night.

Other Lodging Options

We have a few options from homes and cabins for rent starting at about $200/night to local Inn’s and Bed & Breakfast’s that we can provide you the contact information upon request based on your needs. Some of these options can handle larger groups of up to 10 persons. Call Captain Bryce for more information.

Our Pledge

  • We will do everything we can to make our guests successful, happy, and safe!
  • We have a “Catch Fish Guarantee”
  • Our Captain’s and Guides are the best in the Business!
  • Our business is based on return clients! This is why our slogan is based on “Success”

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Lake Champlain Eco-Tour & Sunset Cruise Rates


2 hour ECO-Tour & Sunset Cruise package $175 for up to 5 persons

Eco-Tours on Lake Champlain include: 

  • Fully Guided Tour aboard a 21 foot 2015 Polarkraft Outlander for up to 5 passengers with a licensed & Insured USCG Captain
  • Bottled water & Powerades are on board and complimentary for all guests
  • Alcoholic drinks are permitted on a BYOB basis 
  • Brief Geologic History of the region will be provided
  • Stopping points at various landmarks & picturesque areas from protected coves, islands and lighthouses 
  • Important areas and historical landmarks will be visited on Lake Champlain in the Plattsburgh, NY region
  • Tours will takes us through Plattsburgh Bay, Cumberland Head, Crab Island, Valcour Island and Bluff Point areas on Lake Champlain–all of which have historical significance
  • If the weather is nice and you want to swim we have some great areas the Captain can stop for a dip in the beautiful Lake Champlain-Just Ask!
  • ECO-Tours are offered from May through October and are a great informative way to spend a few hours on the beautiful Lake Champlain
  • ECO-Tours are tailored for small groups of up to 5 Passengers per vessel. We can accommodate larger groups upon request with 3 of our USCG Licensed vessels.

Lake Champlain Fishing Charters and ECO Tours are tailored to the trip our guests want! We will recommend a trip that is best for the time period of the season you are visiting but ultimately the choice is yours! We will fish for the species you want to catch and create an ECO Tour that you will enjoy most on the water. We have taken many people on the historical style ECO-Tours as well as leaf peeping & wildlife observational tours. Even Bachelorette parties with some boating & swimming while you and your friends enjoy beverages!

Lake Champlain offers a variety of species to target while fishing! You name what you want to fish for and we will put you on the fish! Some common “Target Species” are Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon,  Brown Trout, Steelhead on the Coldwater list. Lake Champlain also has an exceptional Warmwater species list and many people choose to target Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Hybrid Pike/Pickerel, Perch and Bluegills! Keep in mind certain times of the year are better to catch each species. It is best to plan and book well in advance to Charter with us. But don’t hesitate to call if we do not have any openings we have some affiliate Captains that are great fishermen and we will gladly refer you to the some of the best in the business. The last thing we want is you getting a poor trip and not wanting to return to the area… Lake Champlain is “Top Notch!”

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