Tall Ship "Windy"

Near North Side

2295 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

  • Many sailing times
  • Experienced crew
  • Fun for all ages
  • Upgrades may be available

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid until 4/22/11. Subject to availability and weather. Walk-up only. Not valid on Saturdays between 7/1/11 and 8/31/11, during festivals or special events. Must redeem at ticket booth. Taxes payable at time of ticket redemption. Extra fee for upgrades. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Tall Ship "Windy" - Near North Side: $15 for One Ticket to a Summer Sail on Tall Ship "Windy" (Up to $30 Value)

A sea voyage is like a trackless train ride across the water fields, relying only on the principles of physics and magic to keep the vessel floating above the water on a thin cushion of air. Unfurl your sea wings with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get one ticket for a summer sail on Navy Pier's Tall Ship Windy (up to a $30 value). Discounted tickets based upon age are available, so check their rates before you weigh anchor.

The Tall Ship Windy is the official flagship of Chicago. With its sails filled by the Windy City's blowhard politics, the 148-foot-long, traditional four-masted schooner whisks passengers along Lake Michigan on a number of 60- to 90-minute tours (up to a $30 value), with the unpredictable whim of the wind guaranteeing that no two trips aboard the Windy are alike. Tours delve into such topics as pirates and the pioneers of the Great Lakes. Although the deal does not apply to Wednesday fireworks cruises and three-hour Friday cruises, customers can apply the value of the Groupon toward either and pay the difference.

Windy departs from Navy Pier, guided by the steady, calloused hands and windblown visages of U.S. Coast Guard–licensed Captain Bruce Randall and the ship’s doctor, Karen Randall. Check out the ship's schedule to find your shove-off time, and hit the waters of the lake for world-class wave whipping.

Tall Ship Windy

The massive schooner gently bobs in the Lake Michigan waters as the Chicago skyline towers on the shore. Onboard, hardy sailors relate tales of piracy as they 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 that include fireworks shows, pirates explaining city architecture, and pirates complaining about the popularity of pool noodles. 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.

Customer Reviews

2295 Ratings

We took the 10.30 am Architectural Sail in second week of September. The weather was marvellous! The image of The beautiful skyline of Chicago with clear blue sky as a backdrop is still so fresh in our minds! My husband loved it too. The crew was so entertaining. They dont let you get bored. I was sad that 75 mins were over so soon. They also let you pull up the sails! Austin as a guide was more like an energetic story teller😃. Tall ship Windy is gorgeous! Had a great experience. Thank you Captain for navigating🤓Ahoy! We will be back soon!
Srijita S. · 5 days ago
They were so knowledgeable and nice! Had a great time :)
Melody R. · September 20, 2016
The best way to see the Chicago skyline. Great experience.
Carol P. · September 15, 2016
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    Near North Side

    600 E Grand Ave.

    Chicago, Illinois 60611

    312-595-5555

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