Tall Ship WINDY tickets
Go on a voyage and sail the waters of Lake Michigan – a quintessential Chicago experience – aboard the city of Chicago’s official tall ship, the famous Tall Ship Windy.
Your pass includes your choice of a themed sail aboard the iconic ship. 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, you’ll get to explore the decks of the 150-foot, four mast, gaff topsail schooner while relaxing and taking in the skyline views of Chicago. Up for a little adventure? Offer to lend a hand to the crew and help hoist the ships’ sails when you board!
The Chicago Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility.
Choose from the following themed sail options (check the website for additional details):
- Skyline Sail with Tales of Real Pirates: hear true stories of real Lake Michigan pirates, from epic battles to telltale trickery and of course, treasure, while taking in the sights along Chicago’s famous skyline.
- Lakeside Architecture Sail: learn all about how Chicago’s maritime roots and modern science and technology have shaped the skyline and waterfront as you enjoy the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan aboard its most famous ship.
- Skyline Sail: this leisurely sail takes you around Lake Michigan with nothing on the agenda but a relaxing experience and spectacular city views from Tall Ship Windy’s famous decks.
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!
Present your pass at the ticket office window.
Sail Times (weather permitting):
May-September: Daily (weather permitting), 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 9:00 pm
August - October: (weather permitting): 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 5:00 pm.
Please check website for the most up-to-date sail times and closures. Schedule is subject to change at any time.
Closed during the Winter, November-April. Windy will also be closed for private events in July., May be closed on major U.S. holidays.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to sail time. All cruises are weather permitting and availability is based on Coast Guard capacity. Fireworks, Special charters, and special events are not included with the Pass. Weekday evening tours are INCLUDED!
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 2017 season, and will be reopening in May 2018. Please check the website for more information
Snacks and beverages are not included but available for purchase with cash or credit card.
600 East Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Paid parking is available on and near Navy Pier. Please allow extra time for parking.
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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