Tall Ship Windy - Chicago, Navy Pier

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Times shown are "cast-off" times. Please arrive 30-45 minutes early.

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For specific sail, select the events name below.

Lakeside Architecture
Real Pirates
It's a Sailor's Life for Me!
Spirit Ships & Haunted Harbors
5:45p"Whale Watching" - Every Friday
Skyline Sail
Captain's Choice
9:15pm Wednesday Fireworks
9:15pm Saturday Fireworks

Sailing options:

Weddings and Wedding Parties

Field Trips


Educational Adventures


City of Chicago Resolution

Windy is looking forward to the 2015 season
Opening day is scheduled to be May 7
Tickets will be available starting April 1

Welcome Aboard Tall Ship Windy
Chicago's Official Tall Ship!

CBS Chicago Best Of Award Winner

The Tall Ship Windy is proud to bring you exciting programs that are educational, creative and inspiring. From our daily story telling adventures, up to six sailings per day, to field trips for our students, to our underway concert sails, there is something for everyone! Cruise our web pages for details on our seafaring adventures and special events, all departing from our home base on Chicago's best loved tourist destination, Navy Pier!

The Tall Ship Windy is a 148-foot traditional four-masted gaff topsail schooner/Tall Ship. Designed in the tradition of 19th Century schooners, but built of modern materials, the Tall Ship Windy has all the character and charm of the great Age of Sail. She is silently pushed by the winds once her sails are set and engine turned off. Tall Ship Windy can accommodate up to 150 passengers.

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Also, did you know we have a volunteer crew program? Ask the crew about it while you are sailing with us.

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Please note that WINDY is NOT "Handicapped Accessible" as she is considered an adventure activity. Access to the main deck is six stairs with hand rails (sometimes the ship is moving from waves), no ramps are available.