Frequently Asked Questions
What if my sail is cancelled due to weather?
We don't like to cancel charters, but it happens from time to time. If is necessary for us to cancel your charter due to weather or other safety concerns, you will be offered a full refund or the opportunity to reschedule your charter; whichever option is more convenient for you. Please keep in mind that its not always just about rain. We consider surface conditions of the lake itself when determining the appropriateness and safety of sailing on any particular day. Some times, while it is a beautiful sunny day on shore, the waves and wind conditions on the lake may be too hazardous for sailing.
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!
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