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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
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Getting In

Present your pass at the ticket office window.


Sail Times (weather permitting):
May 4- August: 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 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


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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