Romantic Sunset Champagne Cruises
In the evenings we set sail to enjoy the late afternoon sun from 5:30-7:30pm, April 26-Sept 30. (Oct 1-31 is 4:30-6:30). Cost is $85pp plus there is a 10% amusement tax in St Michaels harbor, and it is customary to tip the ship's mate like a restaurant, 15%-20%. Reservations are highly recommended as we limit our guests to just six passengers for a very personalized experience.
Romantic Sunset Champagne Cruises on Chesapeake Bay. 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 while passing the floating collection of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, a little history of St Michaels if you are interested, and about the story of her grandfather's 1926 yacht, the Selina II. Then we depart the harbor and go out into the Miles River, put up sails, and follow the wind.
Immediately following the raising of the sails, we raise our glasses and toast the wind. You are welcome to a choice of a really easy to drink Champagne, an un-oaked Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Shiraz, a selection of local handcrafted beers, sodas and water, all accompanied by a light tray of hors d'oeuvres: carrots, sesame rounds, and artichoke spinach hummus. Guests often ask what they should wear.
We recommend you come ready to go to dinner, wear comfortable shoes, and don't forget your camera. We suggest a light jacket in spring and fall. And ladies: no heels please!