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Experience Wed & Sat Chicago Fireworks Aboard Tall Ship Windy from Navy Pier

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Chicago, United States
Experience Wed & Sat Chicago Fireworks Aboard Tall Ship Windy from Navy Pier
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Watch Navy Pier's fireworks display from the deck of a sailboat. During this 75-minute cruise on Lake Michigan, get views of the Chicago city skyline lit up at night and the colorful fireworks exploding over the lake. Listen to your guide's commentary about the city's history and join in on some traditional shipboard working songs if you like.
  • 75-minute evening sail on Lake Michigan
  • Watch the Navy Pier fireworks from the boat deck
  • Learn about Chicago's maritime history from your crew
  • Help sail the boat or just relax and enjoy the show
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Gratuities
600 E Grand Ave , 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Tall Ship Windy's dock is located about 400 meters/yards from the front gate, on the South Dock. We are located between the East and West parking garages on the south dock. If taking Uber/cab, go to the Riva Restaurant, it will be about 100 feet from our dock.

9:15 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Make your way to Navy Pier in the evening to catch your departing sailboat. Once on board, purchase a drink from the bar and find a comfortable seat. 

Meet your friendly captain and crew as the boat sails out into Lake Michigan. Watch the lights of Chicago's city skyline twinkle on as darkness falls. Listen as your guides regale you with tales of the spirit ships and haunted harbors that populate Chicago's maritime history. You can even join in on some traditional shipboard working songs or help the crew with hoisting the sails or steering the ship.

Watch as the summertime Navy Pier fireworks explode overhead, lighting up the city and reflecting on the waters of Lake Michigan around you. At the conclusion of your 75-minute cruise, disembark at Navy Pier.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Navy Pier
Departing Navy Pier every Wednesday and Saturday night, Tall Ship Windy offers you some sailing time aboard this historic four-mast schooner to enjoy prior to the fireworks display. During all of our excursions, you can help us with some of the sailing duties, like hoisting the sails or steering the boat with our large wooden ships wheel. You can simply relax on deck in quiet, or gather around for storytelling and hands-on fun!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Lake Michigan
Grab a cool drink from our bar, relax, and enjoy a leisurely evening sail past the brilliant and beautiful Chicago skyline. Then, join our storytellers on the main deck, if you dare. As night falls and the seas grow dim, journey through the misty curtains of time to uncover the mystery, history, legend, and lore of our Spirit Ships and Haunted Harbors.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chicago Skyline
Aboard the 148' Tall Ship Windy, you will sail along Chicago's world famous skyline. Aboard the official ship for the City of Chicago, you will be able to see in dramatic style the Wednesday and Friday fireworks in style.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Please arrive at the dock 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Wed Fireworks Tour Departs at 8:45pm. Saturday departs at 9:15pm.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 140 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Windy of chicago Inc, DBA: Tall Ship Windy
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Experience Wed & Sat Chicago Fireworks Aboard Tall Ship Windy from Navy Pier?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Experience Wed & Sat Chicago Fireworks Aboard Tall Ship Windy from Navy Pier?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Experience Wed & Sat Chicago Fireworks Aboard Tall Ship Windy from Navy Pier?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Experience Wed & Sat Chicago Fireworks Aboard Tall Ship Windy from Navy Pier.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Experience Wed & Sat Chicago Fireworks Aboard Tall Ship Windy from Navy Pier?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Experience Wed & Sat Chicago Fireworks Aboard Tall Ship Windy from Navy Pier.

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star-5
Breathtaking
Olivia_A
, Jun. 2022
Definitely breathtaking, just gorgeous. Honestly the best view of Chicago! We absolutely had a blast!
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Yeah! We also think our views are the best and quite unique. Please join us again!
2 travellers found this review helpful
star-2
I'd like to preface this point, this...
Feras A
, Jul. 2016
I'd like to preface this point, this rating is based on the experience prior to the sail. I've never dealt with a company that was so clueless about how to confirm a reservation. I booked my reservation the Monday prior to the event. It said that it could take up to 48 hours to confirm the reservation. I called on Thursday and the reservation was still pending. They said they were calling the company but didn't hear anything. If they did a simple search on the company site, then they would've realized that they weren't open during the time they called. I called the WIndy City Sails myself and was able to confirm what should've been confirmed days before. Viator was very defensive about their policies. When I read what their confirmation policy was, they were dumbfounded. My recommendation is to go directly through the company that Viator works with since it'll be cheaper, their customer service is better, and it's less of a hassle going through a third party that seems to new to this business.
1 traveller found this review helpful

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