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Please see the information below to learn more about our exciting sailing charters on the Illinois River in Peoria, IL!

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Sailing Cruise

Click here to learn more about how you can enjoy a 3 hour cruise on the Illinois River!  We offer 3 cruises every day - Late morning cruise, afternoon cruise, and a favorite for most, evening sunset cruise.

Sunset Cruise

The Sunset Sailing Cruise is the most popular cruise we offer.  Take a look at the Photos page and you'll see why!

Sailing Lessons

Whether you are brand new to sailing or have been sailing a while and would like to learn the finer points of sail trimming, I can tailor a class for you!

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Sailing Cruises

Booking a sailing cruise with me is very simple.  I have one goal in mind - to give you and your guests a very memorable experience.  All you need to do is contact me and we will begin working together to design your personal cruise!  Why not get started and call today!


A Typical Sailing Cruise

To help you get started I would like to suggest the sightseeing sailing cruise which many of my guests prefer.  Depending on the time of day, the weather, and your specific requests, we will typically start the cruise at the EastPort Marina in East Peoria.  Departing from the marina, we will sail under the Murray Baker Bridge (I-74) and along the Peoria downtown area, enjoying the beautiful Peoria skyline.  Once we near the southern edge of the downtown area we will turn north and sail toward the McClugage Bridge.  Along the way we typically sail very close to numerous sea gulls, herons, egrets, and other water birds along the shoreline.  It's very beautiful scenery, so be sure to bring your camera!

As we sail north, you will be given the opportunity to be a part of the sailing crew by actually sailing the boat yourself!  Depending on your wishes, I will teach you how to trim the sails and man the helm.  It’s entirely up to you as to how much you would like to participate.  I find most people really enjoy being part of the "crew" as well as learning a little bit about sailing along the way.  Lastly, if you have selected the Sunset Cruise, I will time our arrival for the best picture-taking opportunities as the sun sets over the city skyline.  It is truly a beautiful sight!


What Is It Like To Sail?

Sailing can be many things, depending on the time of day, the time of year, the weather, etc.  Most people describe it as incredibly relaxing.  The quiet sound of the wind in the sails, the water against the hull, the beauty of the city, the gorgeous sunset, and the nature around you including; seagulls, blue heron, egrets, white pelicans, ducks, geese, and, if we're lucky, the pair of bald eagles nesting in the area, all blend into a incredibly relaxing, enjoyable cruise!

On the other hand, sailing can also be exhilarating if the conditions are right and it's something you specifically request.  I usually avoid going for the exhilarating sail unless the customer requests it, particularly if it's your first time in a sailboat.  Be sure to ask about it when you call to book the cruise if you're interested.

A couple of things sailing with us is NOT - is noisy or crowded.  This is YOUR cruise, you share it with only those you choose!



We're sorry, but due to extenuating circumstances our Business Hours this season are:

Monday thru Thursday 10 am - 10 pm

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