Tall Ship Windy of Chicago

Navy Pier

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In a Nutshell

A 148-foot-long, traditional four-masted schooner sails throughout Lake Michigan for about 75 minutes

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 20, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Reservations required, & can be made online,service fees will apply; In-person redemption at the ticket booth (30 minutes prior)on Navy Pier on selected date/ time, subj. to avail. Limit 1/person/visit. Not valid with any other discount. Child ages 0-12; 13+ require adult tickets. 12% tax due at redemption. Not valid on Saturdays in Jul & Aug, Special Events or Fireworks. No rescheduling. No refunds. Sailing on Windy is rain-or-shine event. Windy sails at the Captain’s discretion and reserves the right to delay up to 120 minutes. Drink vouchers not picked up at ticket booth will not be honored Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $20 for one 75-minute adult ticket ($30 value)
  • $25 for one 75-minute adult ticket and one beverage of choice ($40 value)

This Groupon is not valid until May 23, 2015. Drink vouchers must be picked up at the ticket booth. Drink vouchers that are not picked up at the ticket booth will not be honored.

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 75-minute tours. Tours depart from Navy Pier and are guided by US Coast Guard-licensed captains, who delve into such tour topics as “It’s a Sailor’s Life for Me,” and “Real Pirates of the Inland Seas.”

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 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

It was amazing and so much fun. Everyone should do this
Jorama B. · September 7, 2015
Great crew and great experience. Took my my on this ship for her birthday. Would do it again. Great for couples and families.
Pamela K. · August 27, 2015
Make reservations if possible, makes it much easier. Very enjoyable!
Laurie D. · June 11, 2015

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