The famous Tall Ship Windy is one of the most popular Chicago tourist attractions.

Visit Tall Ship Windy with your Go Chicago pass

  • Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass
  • Enjoy a 75-minute tour on Tall Ship Windy Chicago
  • Choose from three different Tall Ship Windy sailing adventures – Skyline Sail with Tale of Real Pirates, Lakeside Architecture Sail, or Skyline Sail
  • Your Go Cancun pass also gives you free access to many more Chicago attractions 

Go on a voyage and sail the waters of Lake Michigan aboard the city of Chicago’s official tall ship. You won’t fail to spot her on the waters, built in the style of old trading schooners and sail training ships, this 148-foot ship is topped with four-masted gaff topsails.

Hours of Operation

May - September - Daily (weather permitting): 11AM, 1PM, 3PM, 5PM, 7PM, and 9PM
August - October - Daily (weather permitting): 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM

Closings & Holidays

Closed during the Winter, October-May. Windy will also be closed for private events in July. May be closed on major U.S. holidays. Please check website for the most up-to-date sail times and closures. Schedule is subject to change at any time.

Know before you go

Pass redemption is limited to one daytime cruise per day: the Classic Lake Tour, the Architectural River Cruise, or the Tall Ship Windy.

Getting In: Present your pass at the ticket office window. Simply show your Go Chicago pass at Tall Ship Windy's ticket booth at Michigan Avenue or Navy Pier Chicago, and you'll receive your timed tour ticket. Tour times cannot be changed once ticketed. 

Please Note: Please arrive 30 minutes prior to sail time. All cruises are weather permitting and availability is based on Coast Guard capacity. Fireworks, Special charters, and special events are not included with the Pass. Weekday evening tours are INCLUDED! Seating is based on arrival time. Be sure to arrive 30-45 minutes early to get your favorite seat. Snacks and beverages are not included but available for purchase with cash or credit card. 

    Getting there

    Tall Ship Windy

    US, IL, Chicago, 60611, Navy Pier 600 East Grand Ave,


    Navy Pier 600 East Grand Ave,
    Chicago, IL 60611
    United States

    Closest Subway Stop

    Take CTA: Buses #29 (State Street), #65 (Grand Avenue), #56 (Milwaukee Avenue), #66 (Chicago Avenue), #120 (Northwestern/Wacker Express), and #121 (Union/Wacker Express) serve the Navy Pier. #124 Navy Pier Express runs from Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center on weekends. Call the CTA at 312-836-7000 for more information.