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Sail Chicago's Lakefront on a Yacht

boat ride

Sail Chicago's Lakefront on a Yacht

190 reviews
Paused through April 3rd. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
boat ride

Sail Chicago's Lakefront on a Yacht

boat ride

Sail Chicago's Lakefront on a Yacht

190 reviews
Paused through April 3rd. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Our sailing experience begins at Monroe Harbor right in downtown Chicago. Boarding our 37’ luxury cruising class sailing yacht Dragonfly, a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey, we will cast off and motor out to Lake Michigan where we will set sail to a favorable course. Bring your favorite food and drinks, listen to music, relax, and take in the views of our city’s iconic buildings from the lakefront. The courageous can try their hand at the helm and rigging the sails-Greg is also a volunteer sailing instructor for a local non-profit. On hot days we can anchor near shore and swim in the lake to cool off. After a great day of sailing, we will return to Monroe Harbor and drop guests off at the same pickup dock location. Airbnb experiences are social, and up to 6 guests from different parties can join our standard cruise. We also welcome inquiries about private or custom outings. If you do not see a time on our calendar that works well for you, please contact us! From Memorial Day to Labor day guests will see the Navy Pier Fireworks Show on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. For more information see our other experience called "Fireworks Sailing Cruise on a Yacht"

Your hosts

We are avid sailors and enjoy sharing our passion for sailing with travelers and locals! For us, sailing offers adventure, relaxation, and the discovery of new places and people. There is no better place in the world to combine the thrill of sailing with views of a world class skyline. Greg holds a Master Captain’s license from the US Coast Guard, and Cait is a local architect focused in skyscraper design. Our boat is fully licensed as a commercial passenger vessel and operates under the highest safety standards as monitored by the US Coast Guard.
Greg
Greg
Cait
Cait

What's included

Drinks
water, soft drinks
Equipment
fridge, bathroom onboard lifejackets, towels, sunscreen, bug spray, cups, plates, wine glasses, bottle opener and blankets…

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Where you'll be

There is a taxi drop off cul-de-sac at 400 E. Monroe on the east side of Lake Shore Drive, from there it is a quick walk north along the lake front trail just past the Chicago yacht club docks. Our dock is by itself, made of concrete with wood pylons, and runs north-south. The Lakeside Garage (about $30) off of Columbus Dr., has a southeastern corner pedestrian exit/entrance (follow the sign) at Lake Shore Drive and Monroe.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Both our captain and boat are fully licensed, registered and insured through the Coast Guard, State of Illinois and City of Chicago. Please be aware that many charter boats similar to this experience (both on…

More tips

New friends will join your booking unless you reserve the entire boat. We only wait 15 minutes for a late guest out of courtesy for timely guests. We only cancel for lightning and will refund everyone. If you tend to get motion/seasick, or have a hangover, take motion medication 30 minutes prior.

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Sail Chicago's Lakefront on a Yacht
190 reviews
From $181/person
190 reviews
From $181/person