Tall Ship Red Witch

Kenosha Harbor - South Seawall

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In a Nutshell

Passengers relax on cruises while viewing the skyline or Navy Pier’s exploding fireworks

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Promotional value expires Jun 30, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 seats per person, may buy 10 additional seats as gifts. Not valid until 5/20/13. Must book sail online between 5/20/13 and 6/30/13. Valid only for option purchased. Online reservation required; subject to availability and weather. Must sign waiver. Credit card required at booking. Tall Ship Red Witch has the right to reschedule any tour with less than 20 passengers on board. Drinks not included. Sales tax not included. 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 Between Two Options

  • $35 for one ticket to a cocktail skyline cruise (a $70 value)<p>
  • $55 for one ticket to a Navy Pier fireworks cruise (a $110 value)<p>

On cocktail skyline cruises, passengers sail beneath the sky on a 77-foot topsail wooden tall ship. The fireworks cruise casts off on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. throughout the summer. Booking begins May 20 for the upcoming season. Tall Ship Red Witch’s crew will be sailing through warmer waters until then; reach them by email at ChicagoRedWitch@gmail.com.<p>

Tall Ship Red Witch

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.

Customer Reviews

Loved the sail...it was my first time and it was an amazing day. The weather couldn't have been better either. Would definitely recommend this to friends.
Arlene C. · November 7, 2016
This was a great experience. It was a wonderful night for a cruise and the lake was very placid. The ship was very interesting and the captain explained the history of it. The crew was very helpful and doted on the passengers. I would highly recommend it.
Carol K. · September 19, 2016
We had a great time. My son enjoyed the pirate stories and helped out with raising the sails in the ship,
Rigo M. · September 10, 2016

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