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We sailed on 8-21-2017 @12:30 on the wine tasting sail. It was absolutely awesome. Iris was great. Her knowledge of wine is deep and her enthusiasm is a joy. Frank was great too. The boat is in pristine condition and has been in the family since 1926ish. You have to go and try it out. We'll be back.
Stan & Lorraine
My Husband David and I took the Wine-Tasting sail on Monday 9/18/17 in celebration of my 65th birthday. Even thought the weather was a bit "iffy" at the start of sail, all worked out wonderfully! Can't imagine a better way to celebrate. Capt. Iris & First Mate Frank are SUPER!!!
We booked a sail on the Salina while vacationing in St. Michaels in September. First of all, we were fortunate that weather wise we had a perfect day. We had never sailed before and it was awesome! What a beautiful, relaxing and enjoyable experience. Captain Iris was a hoot and we really enjoyed her company! We really liked the more personal feel of the experience too being a smaller vessel. Enjoyed it so much that the time just flew! Definitely would do it again!
Bonnie & Denny
Thank you Captain Iris and 1st mate Frank for boosting our marriage vowel renewal 08/20/26 aboard the Selina II, a future success!! Your competent hospitality, and professionalism is top shelf!!
Captain Iris is wonderful.. Sailing on the Selina !! is breathtaking..I recommend it to anyone who is going to St Michael"'s.. what a wonderful way to see the coastline and to experience a true sail!!
What a delightful, thoughtful sail this morning with Captain Iris & 1st mate Frank. Their knowledge and finesse with Selina II coupled with the history of the waters had just the right balance.
Even though the weather was less than stellar my wife and I had a great time on the Selina II. Captain Iris and Frank weren't afraid of a little rain and gave us a great tour and history of St Michaels Harbor. The history of the area and boat were very interesting and enjoyable way to spend the morning.
Thanks for being a bright spot on a rainy day!
What a delightful experience sailing on the Selina !! in St. Michael's, Maryland.. My husband and I couldn't have been more pleased with the whole experience and Capt. Iris was so knowledgeable and an excellent captain. We highly recommend a sail on this beautiful ship . It will be a day to remember.
Bob & Margaret Carroll
Captain Iris was the PERFECT choice for our marriage to St. Michael's. She is extremely professional, responsive, caring, and so easy to work with. She made our ceremony so personalized - the perfect wedding - we couldn't have asked for more, it was as if she had known us forever! She can assist in details and arrangements on the Eastern Shore for suppliers to fulfil your every dream. Anyone looking for that perfect destination wedding stateside - St. Michaels, Captain Iris, and Selina is it!!!!
Thank you Captain Iris for the Loving Memories,
Lori and Alan Middleton
What else can possibly be said that hasn't already been said in these reviews? We have sailed with Captain Iris every time we have been to St. Michaels and we just love our time on the beautiful Selina II. Captain Iris and her mate tend to every detail which makes the experience even more pleasurable!
Sailing on Selina II has to be the highlight of a visit to St. Michael's. It's a beautiful, lovingly maintained vessel. Capts. Iris and Frank are super hosts. With a maximum of six visitors aboard, there is an intimate feel to the experience. Thanks for a great time, especially for my aunt.
Yours is a very special yacht filled with your family history and a fun history of all those you have guided around the St Michaels's area. Thank you for a delightful afternoon and we will see you next year!
Mary & Rick
We took the sunset sail with our 12-year-old daughter last Sunday. The Selina II is immaculate and that's high praise coming from my Coast Guard hubby. Bridget had a wonderful time helping the first mate haul up the sail then was beyond thrilled to steer the Selina II down the river. Captain Iris gave her the helm and continued to encourage and teach Bridget the whole time. She came away with an amazing sense of accomplishment, the biggest grin and a giddy laugh as we departed. She kept skipping down the dock saying, "That was the best day ever!" So thank you Captain for the very memorable trip and we hope to come back for a sail again soon!
Tim & Betty Leary
Just wanted to let you know that our champagne sail on Mother's Day was the highlight of our weekend in St. Michaels. Your boat is beautiful and you do a wonderful job - great sail and you are very entertaining. Thanks for a great evening...
Stephanie and Pete Bolger
Captain Iris officiated our 20th wedding anniversary vow renewal at the Hambleton Inn on the bay in St. Michaels. What a wonderful experience! Many sweet memories for years:) Highest and best regards Captain Iris!
Thank you Capt. Iris and 1st Mate John for such a nice experience. Neither of us had ever sailed before and it was just GREAT! (The champagne and wine was good also!) We certainly recommend the experience to all who visit ST. Michael's.
Bert & Linda Butterfield
A very thanks to Captain Iris and her mate, along with the Selina II for providing the historic and beautiful setting for our wedding. We will always have fond memories of the time spent on board and the sailing experience. Captain Iris did an awesome job helping us to plan our wedding from helping us to write our ceremony, recommending a bakery and a florist; as well as picking up my camera to help the photographer capture all those moments for us. Thanks again!
Thank you so very much for a glorious experience aboard the Selina II! We so enjoyed sailing the peaceful Chesapeake, hearing your story, and conversing with all on board. We highly recommend it to all who are in or near to St. Michaels, MD.
We hope to return!
Ed and Nancy
What a relaxing and enjoyable time we had on Selina II even without a lot of wind! Your passion for the water and St. Michaels is obvious and Frank kept us entertained with saucy tales of local intrigue and scandal as we sailed around the bay! Tony enjoyed helping to raise the sails and the cold beverages were very welcomed. For a couple of hours of peace and tranquility away from everything, don't miss a sail on Selina II, you won't be disappointed.
Mary & Tony
Thank you for a beautiful birthday gift on your sunset champagne cruise on the lovely Miles River! My husband and I enjoyed every moment of the stunning views, your gracious hospitality, the perfect Fall weather, and the silent grandeur of your lovely lady, Selina II. It was the best thing about my birthday, and we will be back with friends!
AHOY CAPTAIN IRIS! Pete, Colin, Kendall, Will and I had a great afternoon aboard Selina II - thanks for giving my (mostly) landlubber family a great ride!
Sailing with Captain Iris is a real treat. If headed to St. Michaels don't miss the sunset cruise at 7:30. It is just as cool and beautiful as she is.
My husband and I had the best time on your gorgeous sailboat! The champagne cruise was the best! My husband got to assist with hoisting up the sail, and I got to assist sailing the boat back to shore! Hearing the history of your boat and family was so interesting! We can't stop talking about booking our next trip. Thank you!!
Our late night sail was the highlight of our weekend in St. Michael's. The boat is stunning and the hospitality you and Frank provided was top notch. Thank you so much for a wonderful time!
Grace & David
She is absolutly beautiful, fun, and in great shape. She sails like a dream, and the boat is nice too.
Members of our family gathered and sailed for a very special Memorial of our father. The ship was perfect for the occasion, the Captain and staff were compassionate and professional. I will sail this ship again for other occasions! :-) Five Stars!!!
Dear Iris, We want to thank you for such a wonderful day with lunch and the velvet sexy wine !! You are such a warm and fun captain that next year we are sighing up for another sail on your beautiful sail boat !
Thank you again
Cindy and Bob Filler
Dear Captian Iris,
Thank you for the wonderful sailing experience & history lesson! We would highly recommend this trip to anyone.
Best- Roxann & Connor
Dear Captain Iris,
Thank you and Frank so much for making our Saturday a perfect 10! Not only was the weather was perfect for an dinner cruise for two, but the dinner was Fantastic!!! You really made our experience aboard the Selina II treasurable! We can not wait to share your charter services with all of our friends and family, and we are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!
Karen and Tony
Thank you for another wonderful cruise. We took the champagne cruise this year, and enoyed it immensely. Nothing like you and Frank and the water and Selina II to really relax us . . .thanks again and hope to be back before the summer is over with some friends!
Dear Capt. Iris,
I can't thank you enough for how perfect our wedding day was & if you had anything to do the the weather turning out so great as well, you're maritime magic maker. George & I want you to know how special you made the day feel and I would highly recommend anyone who is visiting the eastern shores of Maryland put you on the " must see " list. The cake & champagne were such nice touches, not to mention the flowers and the wonderful pictures your first mate took for us - we'll remember that day forever !!!
Thank you for making our engagement such a unique and exciting experience! We had the most wonderful day on Selina II and you helped create a memory that we will always cherish.
Gage and Courtney
As another year is getting underway, and we begin to think of spring, Gary and I are reminded once again of the beautiful sunset cruise to celebrate our engagement October 11, 2008. But even more memorable is our beautiful wedding aboard the Selina II June 7, 2009. Nothing will ever compare to the awesome way you officiated our exchanging of vows and love. The weather was perfect, as well as every detail of the wedding and the SelinaII . Thank you for providing us the experience and the exquisite opportunity on the Chesapeake Bay! We will always remember your expertise and God's blessings upon us!
My husband, niece, nephew and I loved our sailing trip with Capt. Iris (and the First Mate, Frank) on Selina II this past weekend. Capt. Iris made the afternoon so much fun with her knowledge of the St. Michael's area and with her love of the water. Thank you so much for such a fun and memorable experience for our family!
Hello Captain Iris -
What a wonderful way to spend a very hot August evening....Michael and I truly enjoyed ourselves while sailing on the Selina II.Many thanks to you and your 1st. Mate Mike, for being such entertaining and informative hosts!We will definitely recommend sailing with the Selina II, to others.We look forward to a return visit in the very near future.
Michael & Michelle Fisher
My family and I had the chance to sail on your wonderful boat last weekend for the sunset cruise! Thank you for allowing my son to be able to help raise the sail - he thought it was pretty cool! In addition to the history lesson and learning about fishlife, etc., it was a night we'll never forget. Thank you again and we look forward to sailing again with you soon!
Beth, Dan & Sam Braun
Mike & Mary Ellen Mabe (Bozman, MD)
Dear Captain Iris,
I would just like to thank you for an absolutely wonderful experience on the Selina last night. The cruise itself , the champagne and finally the fireworks display made for a great evening never to be forgotten. The personal service provided by you and Frank and the passion you showed towards your vessel and the love of sailing was fantastic.This was our first experience on a sailboat and you made it wonderful.We are definitely going to be repeat customers.
Bill and Marianne
Fantastic! Our belated 20th anniversary included a cruise on the Selina II. Loved every minute of it. Thanks Captain Iris for making our time in St. Michaels. We will be back for another trip before we move back to Sydney!
The best part of our 15 year anniversary getaway was Capt Iris' sunset champagne cruise! Just fabulous! Even more lovely on a Wednesday night boat race!
Diana and Pat McClanahan
I had never been on a sailboat until I took the Sunset Champagne Cruise on Selina II. My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time. Our time on Selina II was relaxing, exciting and one that I'll never forget !!!!!!!!
I was invited aboard the Selina II for two beautiful September weddings. It was an event that I will never forget. Captain Iris Clarke mixes a splash of nautical teachings, and a dash of humor, with spiritual observations as she takes you along the Miles river aboard the magical ship that is the Selina II. Her wedding services are inspirational and she truly brings out the joy of that very moment. By the time we were back at the dock, I felt as if she was a dear friend I had known all my life. As a photographer, you can not beat the scenery - I could not ask for a better backdrop than the St. Michael's harbor, the open water, and most importantly the Selina II herself. I've been on a few boats but none quite as photogenic. I'm hoping to return this sailing season to photograph more weddings.
Dear Captain Iris,
Lisa and I thoroughly enjoyed our sail with you on Monday afternoon! Selina is a beautiful catboat, and you are the consummate captain for the St. Michael's experience. Thanks for the recommendation for the museum -- we went the next morning in the pouring rain and received a real education on the Chesapeaque. We'll definitely recommend you to friends.
I'm sure you have hundreds of photos, but here are some of our memories of the day!
Marc & Lisa Weiss
Dear Capt Iris,
There are not words to thank you for your marvelous part in Susan and Lars wedding. It was unique, and we will remember forever this super special wedding 'transportation'". We admire you, sailing in that stormy windy weather; only a good captain like you could do it.
Your kindness will be remembered throughout the years. Many thanks, and good luck with your sailing job.
Gus and Carmon Delgado
Thank you so very much for your support, kindness and beautiful presentation of our wedding.
We love you,
Kim & Matt
A most belated, but nonetheless heartfelt & genuine thank you for the sail on the beautiful Selina II. It was a most enjoyable experience with the most delightful shipmates and a most competent captain and first-mate. What a wonderful job of restoration you’ve performed on your beautiful vessel!
Judge Russell F. Schooling
Dear Captain Iris,
Thank you for the wonderful job you did in providing the perfect location and the perfect set-up for my proposing to my fiancé! Aside from your beautiful ship and the beautiful evening, it was your acting ability that really added to the surprise and the romantic nature of the event. We also enjoyed listening to your telling of the history of the Selina II and the local area, and will be sure to refer you to our friends and family! And please don’t hesitate to give my number to anyone requesting a reference of what a great job you do. Again, I thank you for helping us make that night a very special one!
Mark D. Mensack
Janney, Montgomery, Scott LLC
I wanted to tell you, that I had the time of my life Saturday! I felt like a kid again, I hope I didn't bug you with all my questions? The weather couldn't have been any better and the sail was the highlight of our Girls Weekend. It's easy to see how sailing is your true passion. I am hooked now, I will be sailing with you again Soon!
Thank you for a wonderful time!
Sherry McDonald, Secretary
Captain Iris, The flowers are from me. I had such a wonderful time sailing Saturday, and what a better way to say thank you then to send flowers. I hope you enjoy them, and Happy Sailing!
Dear Captain Iris - My daughter India and I concluded that our morning sail with you this past Saturday was the absolute highlight of our weekend trip to the Eastern Shore. You were terrific to kid with her and to let her take the wheel for a few moments. It was a great adventure, and we shall certainly recommend the Selina II to any friends headed your way. Again, thank you for a memorable morning!!
Very truly yours,
Norman Stallings, Jr.
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