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Sail on Chicago's Only Wooden Tall Ship, the Award-Winning Tall Ship Red Witch (Up to 59% Off). Three Options.

Burnham Harbor - J Dock

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

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 14, 2014. Amount paid never expires. May buy multiple. Valid only for option purchased. Online reservation required. Must sign waiver. Customers may bring picnic-style food, but no alcohol. Beverages and alcohol are sold aboard, with complimentary water. Sales tax not included. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). No refunds, no rescheduling. Only Red Witch may reschedule if either inclement weather (at sole discretion of Captain up to the time of scheduled departure); and if fewer than 30 passengers sign up for a scheduled sail. Credit card required upon booking to pay tax. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 Two Options

  • $19 for an 80-minute introductory wooden tall-ship sail ($40 value)
  • $29 for a two-hour skyline sail ($70 value)

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.


83% of 48 customers recommend

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    Burnham Harbor - J Dock

    600 E Waldron Dr.

    Chicago, IL 60605

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