Tall Ship Windy
Chicago's Official Tall Ship!
FAQ's - Living Social, ticketing and Meetup questions?
Can I make reservations? YES, we have finished our current schedule and posted it!
How can I receive more inforrmation and specials? Check back often OR Like of Facebook page OR join our email list on our contact us page
Do I need children's tickets? Yes, all passengers need tickets, see details here
When are we starting to sail? Our first scheduled sail will be May 4th, again LIKE our Facebook page or join our Email list to be the first to be informed!
Tall Ship Windy sails from Navy Pier all summer!
Purchase your tickets today.
We also have school field trips, private charters
and group discounts.
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The WINDY is a 148 foot traditional four masted gaff topsail schooner/Tall Ship.
Built of modern materials, but like the old trading schooners and sail training ships,
the WINDY has all the character and charm of the great Age of Sail.
We are proud to bring you new and exciting Educational Programs, creative and inspiring Tall Ship adventures each day and evening.
Sample our signature tour-- "Real Pirates of the Inland Seas", which takes you on a voyage of discovery about how pirates plied the Great Lakes,
and the daring folks who defended our shores! Cruise our pages for many new seafaring adventures and special events,
all departing from our home base on Chicago's best loved tourist destination, Navy Pier!
The WINDY fully meets all appropriate United States Coast Guard regulations. Windy can accommodate up to 150 passengers.
Highlights for 2013
These educational cruises are offered to school, church, scouts, corporations, and other groups.
This program provides a variety of hands-on activities and several talks on topics including maritime history,
sailing, maritime arts, physics, navigation, marlinespike, seamanship, marine wildlife, group dynamics and the like.
Call to discuss your desires, as we can design an event for your students.
We already have a great program for badge work for Girl Scouts! Programs are designed for each group.
Much more details are located on the Education page on the web site. In 2012, over 8,000 students sailed with us!
Also, did you know we have a volunteer crew program? Ask the crew about it while you are sailing with us.
Are you looking for something more private for the two of you, or your small group? Take a look at Lakeshore Sail charters. Chicago's luxury sail charter company, for up to six passengers, with it 2011, 50 foot yacht Pianissimo. www.lakeshoresail.com
||Please note that WINDY is NOT "Handicapped Accessible" as it is considered an adventure activity. Access to the main deck is six stairs with hand rails (sometimes the ship is moving from waves),
no ramps are available.