Frequently Asked Questions
Can I fish from the sailboat?
No. Fishing is not allowed.
Can I swim from the sailboat?
Swimming may be permitted on charters of 3 hrs or longer during daylight hours only. Swimming is not guaranteed and is at the captain's discretion. If permitted by the captain every passenger on board will be required to sign a waiver & release prior to anyone swimming. SWIMMING IS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Can we bring food on board the sailboat?
Yes. Food that can be eaten with your hands is usually easiest.
Is there a place to keep food and drinks cold?
Yes, there is a refrigerator on board for your use.
Is there a bathroom on board the sailboat?
There is a bathroom on board, however, the flushing mechanism on the toilet can be tricky to use and a little temperamental. To avoid any situations that could become embarrassing, we encourage you to use a bathroom on shore.
Is there a private area for changing?
Yes. There is a cabin down below with a door for your privacy. You are also welcome to change in the bathroom.
Where do we meet the sailboat?
We sail out of Monroe Harbor which is located just east of the intersection of Monroe Street and Lake Shore Drive. Our pickup spot is on the north side of the harbor along the “MONROE HARBOR CHARTER WALL”. It’s a short walk from the intersection of Monroe Street and Lake Shore Drive to our pick-up / drop-off spot.
From the intersection, walk east towards the lake. When you pass the Divvy Bike Station rack, turn left and head north until you are standing at the water's edge. Walk along the water's edge as it curves to the east. Continue walking passed the cement pier. Our pickup spot is east of the cement pier. Our sailboat will have a big blue feather flag with the name "Come Sailing" flying from the stern.
If you happen to pass a large ship with a blue hull named Abegweit, you have walked too far.
Come Sailing, Inc.
Chicago's Premier Private Sailing Charter
Sunset Sails, Day Sails, Fireworks Cruises, and Special Occasions
Foot of Monroe Street at Lake Shore Drive
Boarding Location within Monroe Harbor
Lakefront Trail along the "Charter Wall" on the north side of Monroe Harbor