Typically we sail rain or shine. It is up to the captain to decide whether to sail, postpone, or cancel. Please come dressed and prepared for an outdoor adventure activity.
Is the boat covered?
Three open deck areas are available for seating. A covered aft salon houses the bathroom, ship’s stores, and full bar. In the case of rain, a tarp may be placed over the main deck for the comfort of our guests. Again, please prepare for an outdoor adventure activity.
Are there life jackets on board?
The US Coast Guard requires that there are life jackets for every passenger. However, they are only passed out in an emergency.
Is the boat accessible to people with disabilities?
To board the vessel, passengers must be able to descend six stairs of normal size. Items brought aboard may be left at the dock or folded and stowed in the aft salon for the duration of the sail. Pregnant women may sail at their discretion.
How many people does Windy sail with?
Windy is USCG inspected to carry to our capacity of 150.
Where do we board the boat?
Windy docks on the south side of Navy Pier, just east of Chicago Shakespeare Theater and across from the Riva restaurant. Please arrive at least 30-45 minutes prior to your scheduled departure for a safety orientation and boarding.
Where do we pick up the tickets for group sales?
One person from your group must check in at the ticket booth and obtain a boarding pass for your entire group. We do not issue individual tickets to groups.
Can our group sit together?
Seating is first-come, first-served. Sections or seats are never reserved for groups. We cannot guarantee that your group will all be seated together.
Is there food or drink on board?
There is a full bar in the aft salon of Windy with selected packaged light snacks, drinks, and a gift store.
Where is the closest parking to Windy and what does it cost?