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Windy of Chicago

A $30.00 value, FREE with your Go Chicago Card!

Tall Ship Windy

Tall Ship Windy is Chicago's renowned 150-foot four-masted schooner. This is a unique chance to sail the waters of Lake Michigan aboard one of these historic vessels. Sails depart from Navy Pier, making trips on the Tall Ship Windy convenient additions to a day spent exploring the attractions and sites of the Pier.

Hours

Sail Times
May–September 28: Daily, weather permiting: 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:15 pm, and 4:00 pm.
Please note, Go Chicago Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Closings

September 29 - April. May be closed major U.S. holidays.

Redemption Instructions

Present your Go Chicago Card at the ticket office window.

The Go Chicago Card allows you to sail on ONE daytime cruise per day. Choose between Classic Lake Tour, Architecture River Cruise Tour, or Tall Ship WINDY

Note

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to sail time. All cruises are weather permitting and availability is based on Coast Guard capacity. Evening cruises are not included with the Go Chicago Card.

Seating is based on arrival time. Be sure to arrive 30-45 minutes early to get your favorite seat.

Address

600 E Grand Ave
Navy Pier (Dock Street)
Chicago, IL 60611

Driving Directions

Paid parking is available on and near Navy Pier. Please allow extra time for parking.

Public Transportation

Take CTA: Buses #29 (State Street), #65 (Grand Avenue), #56 (Milwaukee Avenue), #66 (Chicago Avenue), #120 (Northwestern/Wacker Express), and #121 (Union/Wacker Express) serve the Navy Pier. #124 Navy Pier Express runs from Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center on weekends. Call the CTA at 312-836-7000 for more information.

You can't leave Chicago without spending a little time on Lake Michigan, and this is a fun way for the whole family to get out on the open water. This "Official Flagship of the City of Chicago" sails several times a day and features theme sails, including storytelling and pirate cruises.

Review Snapshot® by PowerReviews Express
 4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 6 customer ratings)
Average Rating for Tall Ship Windy
0% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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Wonderful Time
By Michelle the Mama Verified Reviewer from Cincinnati, OH on
Pros:
Well worth it, Family Fun
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Windy of Chicago:

We went out with them yesterday and had an absolute blast. Treebeard told pirate stories that both the kids and parents enjoyed. The teen and preteen called it the best part of our trip to Chicago and we agreed! PS....if you get Pat and Tucker on your end, your in for a treat. They were funny, informative, and honest. You can tell these guys love their jobs.

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[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

great experience
By D & D Verified Reviewer from Colorado on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Windy of Chicago:

For the museums, biking, on boat tours No long lines, lots of attractions included Barcode didn't work, had to go a specific place to get trolley ticket, had to get to attractions before 5:30

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[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

Fun for the whole family
By Vagabond Barb from Austin, TX on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Windy of Chicago:

We took the entire family on the pirate cruise. Two boys, 7 & 8, mom & dad. There's something for everyone. The views were nice, the pirate stories were interesting for all. We will do this again if in Chicago and we have the opportunity.

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[9 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

Awesome experience...tickets hard to get
By Tall ship windy fan Verified Reviewer from Kansas city, ks on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Windy of Chicago:

The tall ship windy attraction it self was amazing, crew members were friendly and fun and always made sure kids were involved and they were having a good time.... [...]

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[9 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

Such a wonderful surprise!!
By Mom on vacation Verified Reviewer from Little Rock Arkansas on
Pros:
Couldn't stop smiling, Wonderful family fun, The views were stunning
Best Uses:
Fun for everyone any age,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Windy of Chicago:

The pirates were so friendly, welcoming, and extremely entertaining! The stories were well researched and came alive in the telling. The senic views were breath taking!! I would recommend this to everyone!

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[18 of 19 customers found this review helpful]

LOVED IT!
By Dee from Indianapolis, IN on
Pros:
GREAT FOR ALL AGES, fun, Informative
Cons:
none,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Windy of Chicago:

We took the tour on a Saturday at 11:00, the crew let those on the tour hoist the sails if they wanted to. My friend and I hoisted up the main sail, was a very fun experience! The tour was 70 minutes and "pirate" Zach was there for "Story time" telling tales of real pirates from the surrounding area. Was very informative and captured the attention of all aboard. Great for kids all the way to grandparents!

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  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • No disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

600 E Grand Ave
Navy Pier (Dock Street)
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 312-451-2700

Website: Tall Ship Windy

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