FAQ

All charters have a three (3) hour minimum
All rates are based on a “group rate” of up to six people in your party.
Rates include captain fees, crew fees, docking fees and taxes.
Gratuity is not included and is at your your discretion.
A 50% deposit is required at time of booking.

What is your cancellation policy?
We have a seven (7) day cancellation policy. Cancellation within seven (7) calendar days of your reservation will result in forfeiture of your deposit. Cancellation outside of seven (7) calendar days of your reservation and the deposit will be refunded less a $50.00 service fee. We wish we could just sail for fun all the time but our business partners mean business. Thank you for understanding.

What is your rescheduling policy?
Our rescheduling policy is very simple: Reschedule within seven (7) calendar days of your reservation and there is a $100.00 rescheduling fee. Reschedule outside of seven (7) days of your reservation date and there is a $50.00 rescheduling fee.

Is there a bathroom on board?
YES, we actually have two bathrooms on board our vessels. We take pride in providing you with a VERY clean and safe sailing vessel.

Do you supply a cooler on board?
Yes we supply your party with two coolers, one for beverages and one for food. The beverage cooler will be stocked with ice.

What happens if the weather is bad?
We must respect Mother Nature and will not put anyone in danger. If it’s raining, lightning, hailing or just too rough to sail we will reschedule your group for a future date or provide a full refund. The weather in Chicago can change in a flash so we typically wait until the last minute to cancel a charter. We keep an eye on the NOAA Radar website. Click this link and you can view the same weather radar data.

What should we bring along?
We recommend that you bring a jacket for evening sails. It’s also in your best interest to take a peek at the weather and dress accordingly. Offshore breezes can be cool at times. Don’t worry if you forget your jacket because we have a few extra on the boat. Sunscreen is always a good idea, but we do not allow oil or spray sunscreen on the boat.  Don’t forget a camera. Click this link to check on the weather conditions in Chicago

What about shoes?
Non marking shoes are allowed, or just take off your shoes while on board.

Can we bring our dog(s)?
We love our furry friends but more times than not we enjoy the sailing experience more than they do. We kindly ask you to refrain from bringing your pooches along.

What refreshments can we bring? Is alcohol permitted?
Feel free to bring any type of beverage and/or food that you like. Full sailors are happy sailors, so enjoy. We supply plates, glassware, flatware, napkins, wine opener, bottled water, and a cooler stocked with ice. If you need to purchase something nearby, Whole Foods is located on Halsted or Jewel on Broadway.

Do I need to make a deposit when booking?
Yes, we require a 50% deposit.

What about parking?
Paid parking is available adjacent to our docks at the automated parking kiosk. Cash or credit card is accepted. Currently the rate is $11 per day.

Are children allowed?
Yes, children love to sail, just let us know their ages/size so that we have the correct personal flotation devices available.

Who is our captain and what are his/her qualifications?
Our captains are all USCG (United States Coast Guard) certified. Please see the bios on the About Us page.

Will my cell phone work on the lake?
Most cell phones do work, it does depend on your service provider.

Can I drive the yacht?
Yes, you can be as hands on as you like once the captain is out of the harbor. Of course the captain is always in charge.

Do I have to help with sailing the boat or will someone be handling it all?
The captain will handle everything. If you are interested in learning to sail you can participate.

How far into Lake Michigan do you sail?
We usually sail along the lakefront as requested by our clients. The distance into the lake will depend upon the wind.

Have a question not answered here?
Call Edwina, 773.868.0096 and she will answer!

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