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Tall Ship Windy is closed for the 2016 season, and will be reopening in May 2017. Please check the website for more information.

Tall Ship WINDY tickets

Gate Prices Adult $33.60
Child (3-12) $10.00
Go on a voyage and sail the waters of Lake Michigan, a quintessential Chicago experience, on your choice of a themed sail aboard the famous Class-A tall ship, ‘Windy,’ a 150-foot, four mast, gaff topsail schooner.

Each sail takes off from Chicago’s adventure hub, Navy Pier, and provides a fun and adventurous way to get to know the city by its defining feature—the water. Once aboard your sail, you can relax and take in the skyline views of Chicago, or lend a hand to the crew and help hoist the ships’ sails.

Choose from the following themed sail options (check the website for additional details):

  • Skyline Sail with Tales of Real Pirates
  • Lakeside Architecture Sail
  • Sailor’s Life for Me!
  • Twilight Sail
  • Spirit Ships and Haunted Harbors
  • Skyline Sails
The Chicago Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Tall Ship WINDY tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Getting In

Present your pass at the ticket office window.

Hours

Sail Times (weather permitting):
May-October: Daily (weather permitting), 10:45 am, 12:30 pm, 2:15 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:45 pm, and 7:30 pm

After Labor Day, sail times vary by day and weather conditions. Please check website for the most up-to-date sail times and closures. Schedule is subject to change at any time.

Closings

Closed during the Winter, November-April. Windy will also be closed for private events July 27-31 and August 1-12., May be closed on major U.S. holidays.

Note

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to sail time. All cruises are weather permitting and availability is based on Coast Guard capacity. Fireworks cruises are not included with your pass.

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

Tall Ship Windy is closed for the 2016 season, and will be reopening in May 2017. Please check the website for more information

Address

Navy Pier
600 East Grand Ave
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.
 

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Wonderful Time
By Michelle the Mama Verified Reviewer from Cincinnati, OH on
Pros:
Family Fun, Well worth it
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Tall Ship Windy:

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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[ 5 of 6 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 Tall Ship Windy:

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 Tall Ship Windy:

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 Tall Ship Windy:

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:
The views were stunning, Couldn't stop smiling, Wonderful family fun
Best Uses:
Fun for everyone any age
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Tall Ship Windy:

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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[ 20 of 21 customers found this review helpful ]

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

Comments about Smart Destinations Tall Ship Windy:

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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