What to expect
- Enjoy real stories about pirates of the inland seas
- Hear about epic battles that took place right on Lake Michigan
- Learn about the trickery and treasures that were commonplace in the pirate world
|Date||Start Time||Duration||# Spots||Price|
|Thu, Apr 27||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Fri, Apr 28||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Sat, Apr 29||11:00am||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Sat, Apr 29||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Sun, Apr 30||11:00am||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Sun, Apr 30||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Mon, May 1||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Tue, May 2||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Wed, May 3||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Thu, May 4||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Fri, May 5||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Sat, May 6||11:00am||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Sat, May 6||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Sun, May 7||11:00am||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Sun, May 7||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Mon, May 8||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Tue, May 9||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Wed, May 10||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Thu, May 11||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Fri, May 12||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Sat, May 13||11:00am||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Sat, May 13||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Sun, May 14||11:00am||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Sun, May 14||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Mon, May 15||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Tue, May 16||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Wed, May 17||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Thu, May 18||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Fri, May 19||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Sat, May 20||11:00am||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Sat, May 20||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Sun, May 21||11:00am||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Sun, May 21||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Mon, May 22||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Tue, May 23||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Wed, May 24||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
|Fri, May 26||3:00pm||75 min||10+||$30.00|
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About this Activity
|Price||$30.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||75 min|
|Rating||14 positive reviews|
Jill T.September 18, 2016
Great crew - loved it!
Ian S.September 13, 2015
Galen G.October 6, 2013
Rick was an amazing storyteller, glad we picked the Real Pirate cruise, probably the best experience I've had on Navy Pier, I felt like I actually learned something about the Great Lakes history. Tell your friends!
alfie2u .September 6, 2013
The cruise was great. When I got there I found that there were three different places that you can sit. The front end, the middle and the back end. If you want to sit on the ends make sure that you are in the front of the line and quickly make your way to either end. Those seats fill up fast. The middle is a good place to sit as that is where the shows and presentations are taking place. On our cruise our pirate had different items and told us how they were used by pirates back in the day. Next at the beginning of the cruise they will ask for volunteers and that is to help raise the sails. If interested get up and do it. It looked like fun. After the sails were up and we were away from Navy Pier the engines were turned off and we were sailing with the wind. It was very quiet and relaxing. We had great views of the Chicago. Eventually we made it back to Navy Pier. It was a very nice and relaxing ride. Finally, if you have kids bring them along as the crew and our pirate host was great with them. From what I saw we all (kids and adults) had a lot of fun
LaurLaw .August 12, 2013
What a great program to be able to sail on a tall ship and experience the views of the Chicago skyline. I was fortunate enough to be onboard for the fireworks and I feel like we had the best seats in the house. There is a bar available with drink purchases and the entire crew is enthusiastic. The Captain is friendly and available for questions. Highly recommend.
Starfish738 .July 31, 2013
I just got back from my first trip ever to Chicago. I took my 17 year old daughter and while we did several fun things, The Tall Windy pirate ride with Pitate Rick was at the top. I was enthralled with each of his true pirate stories. I loved his passion for the stories and his delivery made it all so much fun.
Jae H.July 25, 2013
I'd like to start off my saying that tall ship windy is perfect for people with children. Not only does it offer the classic architecture tour, it also offers themed events. The name of the tour I went on was something like "real pirates". An employee dressed up like a pirate told stories on the main deck. People not interested on the stories were able to go onto one of the upper decks to relax.
Melissa S.July 14, 2013
Our whole family had a wonderful experience with tall ship windy. We took the pirate excursion and pirate Rick was phenomenal. He was entertaining, informative and fun for adults and kids alike. My husband and I along with our 7 and 4 year old alike had a lovely afternoon. He even "coded" information so the adults understood but kids were not impacted by violent pirate imagery. Perfect! We even bought the touristy photo at the end as a memento. We will definitely sail again with tall ships windy:)
Ashley C.June 27, 2013
We sailed on the Windy today and had a fabulous time! The entire crew were amazing and really catered to the kids on the ship showing them sailing skills and allowing them to participate.
The views of the city skyline were beautiful and the ship was clean and safe. I highly recommend this trip if you are visiting or a local!
Sandra L.June 21, 2013
Took a Pirate cruise on the Tall ship Windy yesterday. We had a great time! Pirate Dave was very into his role and job. He was entertaining and also full of facts about life on the high seas of Lake Michigan. A bar was also on board,limited,but a nice perk and also a"head" if you needed that. The ship was smooth sailing and they even offered us blankets to ward off the lake chill. The crew was very gracious and friendly. They even gave us back our tickets to use at a later date for a half price cruise. It was a beautiful,sunny day and had great views of the city and the lake itself. I would recommend this tour to vacationers and Chicagoans like me!
Sandy G.June 14, 2013
I took my 9 yr old niece on the pirate sailing. We both had a great time. The boat left on time and the Crew were professional and endured all had a great and safe time. They made sure all the children were included in the pirate takes and actually had the kids act out scenes. Great outing on a sailboat with beautiful Chicago views.
Donna J.October 2, 2012
Loved being on a tall ship. Even got to hoist the sails. It was a beautiful September day so there was plenty of wind. Loved seeing the city from the Lake. Tour guide was great but I'm glad I did the architectural boat tour first. It wasn't always easy to know which building was which.
Susan F.October 1, 2012
Went on the Friday night Pirate cruise. Being a local, wasn't expecting much at Navy Pier. Had a beer at Billy Goat instead of waiting in line. Was entertained by the stories of the Great Lakes pirates and a couple beers. A little chilly, but they provided blankets. Overall, a good way to start out the weekend!
Quittman F.August 23, 2015
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