Our Story


I'm Ken Roberts and I founded Bert's Boats in 2005. When I bought the oldest canoe and kayak company in Vermont, Smugglers' Notch Canoe and Kayak Tours, my goal was to build the company focusing on fun, adventure and exceptional customer service. Today, we’ve reached that goal - we’re the highest rated company of it’s kind in the area - and we are consistently recognized for our flexibility and friendliness.

When I started Bert's Boats we had a fleet of 20 canoes and kayaks. Since then we've doubled in size and added Stand Up Paddle Boards. We've put school groups of 75 on the water and people from as far away as Turkey. Business People Vermont recently wrote an article about us highlighting our commitment to customer service and unique tours. We are constantly growing - adding new tours, boats and routes every season.

In 2015, we added transportation to the business, acquiring a local airport shuttle and transportation service. We offer rides to and from airports in Burlington, Montreal, Boston and beyond and provide shuttles for events including weddings. We are the premier transportation service in the Smuggler's Notch area.

We love what we do and we highly value our customers - our goal is to make your experience first-class for years to come.

We hope to see you in the Green Mountains soon.