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 Between Two Options
- $67 for a fireworks cruise for one (a $137 value)
- $67 for a brunch or lunch sail for one with a boxed meal from Fox & Obel with soda or water (a $137 value)
Both options include a $2 administration fee. See the schedule for a list of upcoming dates and times. While the brunch and lunch sails include a boxed lunch and beverage, the fireworks cruise does not.
Tall Ship Red Witch
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.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Great curiae for the value..... would do it again”
“Captain and crew were great. Beautiful evening and amazing sailing.”