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.
We usually sail along the lakefront as requested by our clients. The distance into the lake will depend upon the wind.
The captain will handle everything. If you are interested in learning to sail you can participate.
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.
Most cell phones do work, it does depend on your service provider.
Our captains are all USCG (United States Coast Guard) certified. Please see the bios on the About Us page.
Yes, children love to sail, just let us know their ages/size so that we have the correct personal flotation devices available.
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.
Yes, we require a 50% deposit.
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.
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.
Non marking shoes are allowed, or just take off your shoes while on board.
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.
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.
Yes we supply your party with two coolers, one for beverages and one for food. The beverage cooler will be stocked with ice.
YES, we actually have two bathrooms on board our vessels. We take pride in providing you with a VERY clean and safe sailing vessel.
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.
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.
Have a question not answered here?
Call Edwina, 773.868.0096 and she will answer!