Swimming and Sunbathing Sailing Trips
Swimming and sunbathing sailing trips are the epitome of summer time. While most of the year is quite cold in the midwest, those summer months can be merciless. Nothing will fight off that heat like a breezy sailboat ride. Add to that a cool dip in lake Michigan, followed by drying off on the deck under blue skies, and the experience is sweetly complete.
You might anchor down in “the playpen,” an area just outside Navy Pier behind the protection of the break-wall. And if the wind and waves cooperate, there is always the shinning opportunity for you to swim offshore. Though it is not required, we do suggest a minimum of 3.5 hours of swimming. Note, swimming is only permitted until just before the sun sets. This is a safety measure.
While sunbathing is a popular summer activity, we do also recommend that you bring protection. Out of the lake the only shade offered is that of the sails on our wonderful boats. That means that while swimming and in some areas of the ship, you are completely exposed to powerful sunlight. Avoid going home too sun-kissed and apply sunscreen.