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 hours or longer during daylight hours only. Swimming is not allowed after the scheduled departure time of that day's sunset sail. Swimming is only permitted from our sailboat s/v Bernard. Swimming is not allowed on s/v Druid. 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!
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 clothes?
On our sailboat S/V Bernard, the bathroom is roomy enough to comfortably change clothes, so yes.
Our sailboat S/V Druid is a little smaller and not really setup for privacy during a sailing charter. We have had people just change in the main cabin below deck. If you are comfortable with that, go for it. That is totally your call. Otherwise, we suggest that you just come dressed ready to sail.
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