Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Wear?
Some days it’s warm and sunny on shore and then suddenly out on the water with wind over the deck, the temperature drops quickly. Before you know it, your favorite t-shirt isn’t keeping you warm and you’ll have to take out a windbreaker. To accommodate temperature changes, we recommend bringing clothes that layer well and are comfortable while sailing. Basically, check the weather for that day a couple hours before you head out and adjust accordingly. Remember it is usually 5 to 10 degrees cooler out on the lake. Wear comfortable shoes with good grip on a wet surface. No high heels please.
What is Provided?
We provide a great time Sailing! Beyond that all your flatware, plates, cups, ice, cooler, napkins, etc. will be provided. In addition, a mp3 connection for your listening needs will be on board and ready for your enjoyment. If you have a lot to keep cool or need extra cocktail ice please let us know in advance and we will supply extra ice at no charge.
What about the weather?
We sail in all kinds of weather and we constantly watch conditions. If there is a lack of wind, we can use the engine to get us moving. If it’s blowing like crazy and still safe we will go out and offer an exciting sailing experience.
Cancelations due to weather
We will sail in most conditions including sporadic light rain, wavy and cold temperatures. We will cancel a charter due to extreme weather conditions such as lightning, big waves, excessive wind, or constant rain. We will do everything we can to make your cruise depart as planned, but safety is our top priority.
Is smoking allowed?
Yes if the weather permits, and no other passengers object. Please ask your Captain before smoking.
Can I Bring Alcohol?
Feel free to bring an adult beverage, or anything you would like to eat or drink during your cruise. Please keep in mind that you are on the water and safety is our top priority, so please drink responsibly. We provide one bag of ice, a cooler, and all the cups you’ll need. Need more? Contact us to let us know your needs for your upcoming sailboat charter and we will do our best to accommodate you and your guests.
Is there a bathroom?
Yes. Our boats are fully equipped with a bathroom and a private room for changing in and out of swimsuits.
When should I arrive?
Please arrive 15 minutes before your charter. Traffic in Chicago can be heavy and unpredictable. Although we allow enough time between each cruise and lesson to allow for slip-ups, we intend to start and end each trip right on time.