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The Salty Dog Sailing Co.

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The Salty Dog Sailing Co. invites you and your group to experience the serenity and adventure of a Lake Michigan skyline sailing cruise! New to town, just visiting, or live locally, we welcome you to book your own private charter and view the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1559 S Lake Shore Dr, Dock N, Burnham Harbor, Chicago, IL 60605-2816
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+1 312-878-7901
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Salty Dog Sailing was laid back and fun. Kirk was skillful, knowledgeable, and had a great playlist! He took us on a great ride and his dog Woody was a chill co-captain. Great captain, great ride, awesome tunes, and felt safe the whole time. Highly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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KirkK159, Owner at The Salty Dog Sailing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Thanks so much for the kind words! Pretty much exactly what we like to hear! Please come again on your next visit to Chicago!

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We had an absolutely wonderful time on our sailing trip. Everything was according to plan and went smoothly. Kirk and his precious four footed shipmate were gracious, helpful, and kind. We appreciated hearing about the city, sailing, and a shared love of music. I would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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KirkK159, Owner at The Salty Dog Sailing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words! It was our pleasure to entertain you as our guests and very much look forward to see you on your next trip to Chicago. :-) Capt Kirk & Woody

Reviewed 7 September 2018

My husband and I visited Chicago to celebrate his birthday. We contacted Captain Kirk on the spur of the moment while sitting on a bench at Oak Street Beach. Fortunately he and Woody and the Salty were available and we were on board within an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kirk K, Owner at The Salty Dog Sailing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

We are so flattered by the kind words. Helping people connect to the joy of sailing is a very special thing for us. We love to sail and are so happy to share that with people. Please come again on your next visit to Chicago!

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Scheduling the trip online was a breeze (pun intended) and the rates were very competitive. The captain communicated well and was hospitable, responsible, and easy to get along with. My girlfriend and I had a blast relaxing on the water and learning a bit of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jake A
Kirk K, Owner at The Salty Dog Sailing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thanks so much for the kind words! If you plan a trip again to Chicago, please let us know and we can see if there are any days we can fly the spinnaker!

Reviewed 13 August 2018

So fun. We were sailing on one of the few days there wasn't wind enough to sail so just motored but was still a gorgeous way to spend an evening with friends and see the Chicago skyline at night and watch the fireworks. Captain Kirk...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kirk K, Owner at The Salty Dog Sailing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

So happy to have hosted your group. Yes, one of the seldom times there was not enough wind to properly sail this season, but we did make the best of it with a tour of the lakefront and a front row seat to the fireworks!...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018

Did an evening sail from 5-7pm on a Sunday. Fantastic time. Great boat, fun Captain (an Alta skier by winter and sailor by summer...nice;). Thank you Kirk. And the very best first mate - Woody the golden doodle. Very relaxing. Calm waters. Just the perfect...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Kirk K, Owner at The Salty Dog Sailing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

thanks so much for the kind words. we are so happy to have been able to spend a little time with you both. please sail with us again on your next trip to chicago!

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We went on a perfect evening for sailing with the Salty Dog Co. Captain Kirk and his trusty mate “woody” welcomed us and made us feel comfortable and relaxed. We brought some cheese and bubbly and prosciutto ( which woody loved) and went out onto...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Kirk K, Owner at The Salty Dog Sailing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

your support and kind words mean so much to us. thanks again for joining us for a little time on the water. please come visit with us again on your next trip to chicago. warmest regards, capt kirk & woody

Reviewed 30 July 2018

We had an outstanding time spending the afternoon with Captain Kirk and Woodie. Kirk was knowledgeable and courteous, the weather was perfect, and Woodie could not have been any cuter. If you're in Chicago you should definitely do yourself a favor and book a sailing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Kirk K, Owner at The Salty Dog Sailing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words of support. We are so very happy to have been able to contribute in a fun way to your time Chicago and sharing our love of sailing with you! Please come again!

Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Captain Kirk and Woody treated us to a hospitable sailing adventure. The day was perfect! Kirk was professional, fun and full of helpful tips and pointers on how to have the best possible experience when sailing. I’m so glad my friend picked, The Salty Dog....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Kirk K, Owner at The Salty Dog Sailing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

Thanks so much for choosing Salty Dog Sailing! We really enjoyed having you as our guests. The was a perfect 10 and we definitely hope you'll join us again!

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

I grew up sailing in Chicago and I don’t have a boat to sail of my own right now. This is the most authentic experience you will get to sailing in Chicago. Captain Kirk also has a dog Woody that is part of the boat...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Kirk K, Owner at The Salty Dog Sailing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Wow. That’s about the best feedback we can get! Our aim is for an authentic sailing experience and we are so happy to have you return each season for more sailing! Thanks so much!

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