Skyline Tour Aboard 148 Ft. Schooner Windy - Chicago's Official Tall Ship

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Leave the hustle and bustle behind! Explore Chicago's shores with a leisurely trip around Lake Michigan. Take in the world-famous skyline, enjoy spectacular views, and discover the Windy City from the water. Windy is the Official Ship for the City of Chicago. At 148 feet long, she is one of only a few 4 masted Schooners built in the United States. You will enjoy a relaxing sail around aboard a truly historic vessel. Select from Pirates and Maritime Stories Sail at 1pm, Skyline/Architectural Theme at 3pm and 5pm, and Skyline Sunset Sail at 7pm.

This sail is approximately 75 minutes. The ship leaves promptly at the scheduled time, please allow for time to park, off the pier if necessary.

Customer Reviews

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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
2 days ago
Wonderful tour. Highly recommend! My honey and I decided to take a tour after a lovely brunch and these folks did not disappoint. I love this boat better than the others because it’s less people, and much more of an authentic experience. We had fun lifting the sails, heading the energetic stories from the staff, lots of laughs. My only recommendation would be to have some blankets on board, so make she thought bundle up on cool nights - it’s always a little chilly on board and the sweaters are $40. Overall highly recommend!
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
2 days ago
The grandkids were so excited to help pull up the sails and take a turn at the wheel. The pirate history was interesting. The technical aspects of setting the sails and turning the ship around were fascinating to my husband and brother. Lovely quiet experience with just the wind moving us across Lake Michigan.
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
3 days ago
Tons of fun! My fiancé and friends even got to help lift the sails, which was comical and enjoyable. The view of the the Chicago skyline was beautiful, and being out on the water was very peaceful.
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About This Deal

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Pass By: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3419

Departs from the historic Navy Pier, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.

Stop At: Lake Michigan, Beaches for swimming, IL

Sail on the third-largest of the Great Lakes. Lake Michigan is itself a natural wonder.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All Passengers must be present 30 minutes prior to advertised sail time. The Ship leaves on time. Please allow ample time for Chicago traffic, getting lost, and not being able to park close.
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Dress code:should be sensible for the weather
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Children under 16 years of age, must be accompanied by an adult
  • Windy is NOT HANDICAP accessible.
  • Guests must be able to ambulate up and down 6 steps on each side of the boarding ladder.
  • Assistive devices must be left on the dockside storage area and may not be used on the ship while underway.
  • Windy is NOT HANDICAP accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 140 travelers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Advisory: Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present. By completing your ticket purchase, you are acknowledging and accepting that risk, with the understanding that absolute social distancing cannot be maintained in an outdoor space with open seating.
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Michigan

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

1 hour 15 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Windy of chicago Inc, DBA: Tall Ship Windy in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

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