Selina II was built in 1926 in Greenport NY as a family yacht with luxury & comfort in mind. She is the largest surviving of any of the cat boats built. Because of her size she is incredibly roomy & stable. Her Capt, grand daughter of the original owners, jokes "Selina II is the pink Cadillac of sail boat rides - super cushy"
41'6" LOD, 44' LOA, 16' beam, draws 4.5', weighs 16 tons, displaces net 12 tons, powered by a 68hp Westerbeake Diesel
We depart from the dock at the Harbour Inn and Marina in St Michaels and Capt. Iris gives a brief harbor tour. She talks about what you are seeing along the picturesque waterfront, the history of St Michaels and about the story of her grandfather's boat, Selina II. Then we depart the harbor and go out into the Miles River, put up sails, and follow the wind. Guests are welcome to participate as a working crew member, or simply sit back and relax, we're here to help you complete your historic yacht experience.
We sail 5 times a day, 10-12, 12;30-2:30, 3-5, 5:30-7:30, and 7:30-9:30
Age range, type of group
Everybody is welcome, no one too young or too old
Sleeping and meals
On overnight excursion we can accommodate up to 6 guests, meals are catered by local restaurants
Policies & Restrictions
It is the Captains discretion to cancel due to weather.
This decision is made 15 minutes prior to departure.
There is no charge if we do not sail due to unsafe weather.
24 hours on Day Sails
72 hours on Private Charters
72 hours on Sunset Sails
Yes, we welcome canine guests!
As you may know Selina II has lots of varnished surfaces, easily scratched by tiny claws, so we simply ask that pets be in a carrier - bag, basket, or booties. That way when something exciting happens (a bird flies over, a bee buzzes about, a big wave rocks the boat) and your pup scrambles, the scrambling doesn't end up damaging the boat.
And Capt Iris hates this, but because we have had people guests that broke the rules and let their dog out of its bag, and the boat got damaged, we have a $100 break the rules fee if Fido gets loose. Since that policy got put in place, all our people guests are very attentive to their pets paws. Funny how that works!
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own food aboard, we simply ask that it be clean food, ie leave no traces after you are gone. So, for example, crusty French bread make s a terrible mess, fried chicken is a no-no, brownies also are verboten - anything that crumbles or flakes should be avoided. We do not have a vacuum cleaner aboard, thanks!
On outings where it is not inclusive, sodas, beer, wine & champagne are available for sale. Bottled water is supplied and is complimentary. BYOB cork fee is $20.
Rates & Availability
$65pp* on day sails, $85pp* for evening cruises, $1200-$1600* buys the boat for the night, including dinner & breakfast
*plus 10% tax & 20% tip
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