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Tall Ship Windy

600 E Grand Ave., Chicago

$15 for a Summer Sail on the Tall Ship "Windy" from Tall Ship Adventures of Chicago (Up to $30 Value)

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  • Authentic four-masted schooner
  • Learn about sailing & Chicago history
  • Upgrades available

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architectural tour
7 ratings4 reviews
December 27, 2014
The crew is awesome
17 ratings2 reviews
July 15, 2012
Excellent customer service, very knowledgeable, and nice ship.
Peninatop reviewer
7 ratings5 reviews
March 22, 2012
We rode the tall ship windy twice last season. We had such a wonderful adventure that we couldn't wait to come back!!
Paulatop reviewer
18 ratings7 reviews
October 12, 2021
Was amazing!
1 ratings1 reviews
September 25, 2021
Very fun, knowledgeable crew.
Javiertop reviewer helpful reviewer
20 ratings13 reviews
September 25, 2021
Great experience for the entire family!!!!
2 ratings2 reviews
September 23, 2021
Great view and very entertaining!
1 ratings1 reviews
September 20, 2021
It was a perfect night for the cruise! The captain and the crew were very friendly and professional! We had a great time.
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About This Deal

Before the invention of sails, armadas relied on outmoded ship designs such as the Vikings' 30-man paddleboat and the languorous, elegant war gondola. Sail on a ship as swift as the wind with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a summer sail on the tall ship Windy from Tall Ship Adventures of Chicago (up to a $30 value). Discounted tickets based on age are available, so be sure to check rates.

Honored by former mayor Richard Daley as the flagship of the city of Chicago, Windy spirits up to 150 sightseeing sailors about Lake Michigan on its 148-foot, four-masted back. The schooner's suite of themed cruises, 60–75 minutes long, give customers the opportunity to learn about historical topics such as Great Lakes piracy, Prohibition-era bootlegging, and the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse, all while taking in views of the city skyline or searching the heavens for a sign from your patron astronaut. Interested passengers can help with sail raising and aid the experienced crew with other shipboard activities, learning how to crew masted ships in the process. Today's deal can also be applied toward more costly outings, such as the Wednesday-night fireworks cruises and the 2.5-hour Friday cruises, which help would-be sailors acquire sea legs and fashionable sea hair teeming with plankton and anemones.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Subject to availability. Same-day walk-up reservations only. No advance, internet, or phone reservations. Not valid until 8/3. Not valid for Saturdays in August. Not valid during festivals or special events. 9% tax and gratuity not included and payable at time of redemption. Not valid for 8/11 - 8/14, 8/21. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Tall Ship Windy

The massive schooner gently bobs in the Lake Michigan waters as the Chicago skyline towers on the shore. Onboard, hardy sailors train their passengers to tie knots and unfurl sails. Period lessons abound onboard Windy, the lone vessel helmed by US Coast Guard-certified captains and crews. The nostalgic steed is used to educate visitors on the lake's maritime traditions and explore coastal waters. Windy also plays host to themed adventures. Crews strive to make each tour unique, with sailors who expound on their skills as well as performers and educators versed in history, maritime lore, art, and theater.