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Not worth the extra cost for wine from a bag.
I’ll do it again next summer.
The crew was fantastic, making our journey a very pleasurable one.
What a fun time. The crew was so nice and everything went smooth.
Our ride was more of a float than a sail. Captain Andrew said it was the best sailing day he has had all year!! And yet, we only raised one small sail. Wine was warm and sweet, therefore not good. Crew was nice, captain didn’t have much to tell us. Just asked for questions...
It was nice, we had good winds, it doesn't go out far . We did get three beers with our ticket but they don't let you use the washroom on board so we had to hold it until after the sail and use a nasty overflowed porta potty in the parking lot. It ruin the sail .They should post that there are no washroom to use.
It was a fun day-sail! You could have soft drinks, beer or wine.Wear layers as it can get chilly on the lake. There is a bathroom on the ship but I suggest going before you leave. The ship is old and could use a bit more sprucing up, but it was well worth the ticket price to see those big sails fill with wind and pull you out into the lake. Peaceful and beautiful!
I loved my experience on The Red Witch. Captain Andrew and his crew were thoughtful and knowledgeable sailors. I appreciated their attention to safety while at the same time providing a relaxing excursion out on Lake Michigan.
Great way to experience the off shore beauty of our city and relax for an evening. Sunset cruise was a fun sail.
From Our Editors
What looks like a crimson-hulled pirate ship glides into view. The wind picks up, surging into the schooner's 77-foot gaff-rigged sails and speeding the vessel along 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 views from ship.
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 is now under the stewardship of Captain Andrew Sadock and his crew who will be glad to autograph cannonballs for each passenger.
Tall Ship Red Witch