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Questions? Call 3rd Coast Charters at (844) 724-5987 or go to Contact Us.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are you open?

Our Lake Michigan season runs mid-May through mid-October. Bareboat cruise times can be customized to suit your schedule. In the off-season we offer trips of varying length in warmer climes. For example, in Spring of 2016 we sailed from Florida to Cuba.

 

How do I find you?

We are located in Monroe Harbor at E. Monroe St. and Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. Go here for Map & Directions

 

Where can I park?

Monroe Harbor has a parking available at Millenium Lakeside Garage. For the most up to date parking rates and information, please contact these facilities directly.

 
What should I wear on Lake Michigan?

A waterproof jacket or windbreaker is a good idea in case the weather changes; try to avoid denim or leather. If you plan on swimming, bring a suit and towel. Light-soled, closed-toed shoes are recommended. Sandals will also work but offer less protection. For your safety and comfort, no high heels please.

 
Can I bring food and drinks?

You are welcome to bring snacks and beverages. Please bring something that won't make a mess if it spills.

 

What if I get sea sick?

If you are prone to motion sickness, any of the methods you may have tried before should do the trick (e.g., Dramamine, pressure point bracelets, or ginger candy).

 

What if there is no wind? 

Unfortunately, we do not control the wind. However, we do have a motor and we will do everything we can to ensure you have fun. You can enjoy swimming, music, fabulous views, and good company.

 

What if the weather is bad?

Safety is our #1 priority. Cruising credits will be given for inclement weather, which will be determined by the Owner. Please refer to our Weather & Cancellation Policy for details. 

 

Is tipping appropriate?

It is customary to tip between 10%-15%.

 

 How do I cancel or reschedule a cruise?

Please call us at (844) 724-5987. Please refer to our Weather & Cancellation Policy for details.