Two-Hour Sail on Chicago's Only Wooden Tall Ship, the Award-Winning Tall Ship Red Witch (Up to 51% Off)

Central Chicago, Chicago

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Boat captains must master nautical lexicon before sailing the seas to ensure that they can distinguish port, which means left, from starboard, which means launch the vessel into deep space. Count down to a sea launch with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $35 for one ticket to a Skyline Sail ($70 value)
  • $55 for one ticket to a Fireworks Sail ($110 value)
  • $69 for two Groupons, each good for one ticket to a Skyline Sail ($140 value)
  • $109 for two Groupons, each good for one ticket to a Fireworks Sail ($220 value)
  • Chicago's only wooden tall ship
  • Winner of Illinois Meetings + Events Readers' Choice Best Of Awards in 2009, 2010, and 2013

On two-hour Skyline Sails, passengers cruise along the shores of Lake Michigan out of Burnham Harbor on a 77-foot wooden tall ship. Passengers clink drinks bought aboard the ship, munch snacks from home, and take in views of the skyline from the bow of the only wooden tall ship in Chicago. The Fireworks Sail casts off from Burnham Harbor on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. throughout the summer. The Skyline Sail casts off from the harbor Tuesdays through Sunday throughout the summer. Check Tall Ship Red Witch's website for Skyline Sail times.

Tall Ship Red Witch, LLC

What looks like a crimson-hulled pirate ship glides into view from behind Shedd Aquarium. The wind picks up, surging into the schooner's 77-foot gaff-rigged sails and speeding the vessel along Lake Shore Drive at 8 knots. Those on shore can just make out the boat's name, Red Witch, and what appear to be passengers raising a drink to the Chicago skyline.

Designed by renowned naval architect John G. Alden and named after the book Wake of the Red Witch—the same story that inspired the film starring John Wayne and Gail Russell—the Coast Guard–licensed ship accommodates up to 49 passengers within its mahogany-over-oak frame. Having sailed waters off Maui and San Diego, the boat now docks at Burnham Harbor and is under the stewardship of Captain Andrew Sadock and his crew who will be glad to autograph cannonballs for each passenger.

In a Nutshell

Passengers relax on Chicago's only wooden tall ship while viewing the skyline or fireworks; Readers' Choice award winner

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 7th, 2014. May buy multiple for single-ticket options. Limit 1/person for 2-person options. Online reservation required by 8/15/14. Must sign waiver. Customers may bring picnic-style food, but no alcohol. Beverages and alcohol are sold aboard, with complimentary water. Tall Ship Red Witch reserves the right to cancel the trips due to weather or less than 20 guests on board; contact Red Witch to reschedule. Sales tax not included. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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All Locations

  • Central Chicago (567.6 miles)

    599 E Waldron Dr.

    Chicago, Illinois 60605

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