Chicago’s award-winning Tall Ship Red Witch offers 80-minute public sails and private charters on Lake Michigan. Tickets can be purchased online or at the ship prior to sailing (subject to availability).
JULY 1 – 4, 2016 SCHEDULE
***NOTE: These 4 days, board at Kenosha Harbor, near 54th Street & 3rd Avenue
Friday, July 1 – 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 2 – 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 3 – 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 4 – 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.
Monday July 4 Fireworks Sail – 8:00 p.m.
JULY 7 – 24, 2016 SCHEDULE
Board at Southport Marina, 21 56th Street, Northeast Dock. The dock is publicly accessible via a sidewalk off 56th Street or the promenade along the shoreline.
Thursdays, July 7, 14 & 21 – 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Fridays, July 8, 15 & 22 – 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays, July 9, 16 & 23 – 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sundays, July 10, 17 & 24 – 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
August and Septembers schedules coming soon!
Private charters are also available for group events such as corporate outings and team building exercises, pre- and post-wedding excursions, birthday parties and other occasions. Red Witch is just steps from lakefront museums and lighthouses, parks and festival spaces, Downtown shops, galleries and restaurants, and Kenosha’s Metra train station.
Red Witch was voted Chicago’s “Best Tour & Charter Boat” in 2009, 2010 and 2012. She is a replica of a Great Lakes working schooner from the mid-nineteenth century, is 77-feet long and weighs 41 tons. Her two gaff-rigged masts carry 2,500 square feet of sail. Made of wood, Red Witch was built in 1986 in Bayou La Batre, Alabama at the boatyard of Nathaniel Zirlott, a commercial boat builder known for building rugged ocean boats.
Tall Ship Red Witch, LLC is a member of the American Sail Training Association, and has been used as an educational platform for traditional rig sailing and maritime history. Owner /Captain Andrew Sadock is a licensed United States Coast Guard Master Captain and has been piloting large sailboats in San Francisco Bay and Lake Michigan since 1988.
Sailing is weather dependent. For details and ticket prices, visit www.redwitch.com.