Ok, maybe that's not the best question for a sailing charter to ask. But, we ARE now asking our customers if they would like us to provide a bag of ice for their charter instead of just assuming that they do and automatically providing one for them. The new default will be to NOT provide a bag of ice unless a customer says "Yes" to this question. Why? Because we are making an effort to reduce our impact on the environment. It's a bit of a buzz kill for us if, at the end of the day, we have a bunch of bags of ice that will simply melt away unused and wasted.
Just think about the amount of energy and resources that go into providing a single bag of ice.
Listen, we're not saying that people shouldn't enjoy the luxury of an iced beverage while sailing on a beautiful summer day. Quite the contrary. Chartering a sailboat for a private and relaxing sail on Lake Michigan in Chicago is a luxurious activity that should, by all means, include iced beverages. That said, if we can avoid providing a bag of ice to a customer that has no intention of using it, then we can avoid wasting all of the energy and resources that would have gone into providing that bag of ice. And as someone who relies a beautiful natural resource like Lake Michigan for their livelihood, I think that's a good thing.
- Capt. Mike
There really are no words that can describe the beauty and tranquility of watching the sun set behind the city while perched on the bow of a sailboat that's quietly making way. We'll just say "mesmerizing". This IS the experience that you're looking for. This holiday give an experience they'll love and remember forever. Gift certificates are available. Get 20% off during our Holiday Sale. Check out the details of our sale on our home page.
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Come Sailing - Chicago's Premier Private Sailing Charter.
Less than a week to go in our sailing season. Our last regularly scheduled charter for the season will be the Sunset Sail on Monday, Oct. 8th. But such is sailing in Chicago. We get just a short amount of time each year to sail as furiously as possible before pulling the boats out for winter storage. The end of the season is always bittersweet for me. While I look forward to catching my breath and kicking off my winter projects, I am going to miss the gorgeous sunsets, the spectacular views of Chicago that can only be seen from Lake Michigan, my fun loving customers that sail with me, and of course the sailing. I will particularly miss that moment of anticipation as the wind catches the sails, the boat begins its roll on to a heel, and you know you are about to take off sailing. The thought alone has me already looking forward to next year. In the meantime, there are still a few opportunities for sailing this year. So click on our Book Now page to schedule your private sailing charter before it's too late! See you on the water! Capt. Mike
Captains wanted for Sailing Charter - We are looking for experienced, professional captains. Must be confident sailing and docking a 36-foot sailboat single-handed in all weather conditions. Customer service is a very important part of our mission to provide safe, enjoyable, customized sailing adventures for our customers. Personable captains with a passion for sailing and fun should send their resumes to Capt. Mike Blanchard firstname.lastname@example.org or call 708-824-SAIL (708-824-7245).
In Chicago, winter is the season for boat work and projects. And we've been busy! A lot of the projects on our list this year include exciting, behind the scenes work like "re-pitching the prop to match the new gear ratios on the transmission." Yeah, I know! Exciting stuff! ;-)
Then there are projects that are a little more obvious and attention grabbing. One of those projects is the complete overhaul and migration of our website. Redesigned for a more professional look, the new site features a vastly improved mobile presence. We are excited about the updates and hope you enjoy the new look and feel.
Check it out and let us know what you think. Feedback is welcome at email@example.com. We are always looking to improve.
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