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Phenix Sailing Charters

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Address: 111 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-7342
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+1 312-600-7577
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Fee: Yes

Sailboat charters in Chicago on Lake Michigan for up to 6 people.

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I booked a 2 hour cruise with Phenix last week for myself and a group of 5 friends while we were in Chicago for a long weekend getaway. We had a terrific time. We all lounged on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2016
Portland, Maine

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I booked a 2 hour cruise with Phenix last week for myself and a group of 5 friends while we were in Chicago for a long weekend getaway. We had a terrific time. We all lounged on the netting of the catamaran as Captain Kevin and Gil took us for a sail. Both were very attentive, making sure we had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

My story begins back in February when I surprised my girlfriend for her birthday with a trip to Chicago in July. I also planned on proposing to her and I wanted to do something different and unforgettable. Captain Kevin and Reggie did just that! Without even meeting Kevin he made me feel so comfortable booking and planning what would become... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

I was in Chicago this weekend with my family and we rented a catamaran for a morning sail the Friday before the Chicago air and boat show. It was a great experience everyone loved it. The website says that the morning is one of the best times to sail in Lake Michigan and I would have to agree! The weather... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Capt Kevin is a very welcoming person, who makes sure to ask questions about what we were planning on bringing along. Obviously he has done this many times before and had helpful suggestions. Sitting on the front of the boat where the webbing is is very refreshing as one can see the water rushing underneath as the boat is moving.... More 

Thank SweetWillie
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Capt. Kevin was very professional and made us feel right at home onboard. Weather was perfect, boat was fantastic. Really couldn't have been any better! We will be back for a sunset cruise next month!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Just a beautiful way to experience Chicago and the fabulous Lake Michigan. Captain Kevin and his crew person make this a special event. The catamaran is an extremely comfortable way to travel. You can bring food and drink but for 2 - 3 hours it isn't needed and they have a cooler of drinks. Recommend a morning sail, and if... More 

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Sebring, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Absolutely loved sailing on the Phenix with Captain Kevin (and wife Dawn) on our vacation. You get great views of the city from the water off DuSable Harbor! The catamaran provided a comfy ride. Hosts were very gracious. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

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Santa Claus, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

We had a great time on the Phenix and enjoyed Chicago's famed skyline and the feel of Lake Michigan. I've been on several boats at Chicago's lake front - from the Water Taxi to a large tour boat but the Phenix is now my favorite! We enjoyed connecting with Captain Kevin who was so helpful and accommodating in managing our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Kevin and Dawn took us out on this fantastic catamaran after we had travelled from London for over 10 hours. A brill way to start our trip and to see the amazing skyline of Chicago. Even a bit of drama at the end as a thunderstorm with hail rolled in!!! A must do...

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

A cruise is a very different way to see the Chicago Skyline. I've been on a larger cruise in Chicago before but we were looking for something for a small group. We found Phenix online and liked the idea of our small group spending an afternoon on a catamaran. Captain Kevin was very helpful with our questions leading up to... More 

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