Sail Selina, St. Michaels MD


Sailing Lessons on the Selina II Sailing Yacht

Congratulations on your interest in learning to sail! Or for the experienced sailor, to learn the art of the gaff rig. Because Selina II is an historic vessel, we offer a very different approach to learning to sail. In the two hours we spend together you can expect to learn the basics: line handling, how to raise the sail, steering the boat, reading the wind, and the physics behind what makes the boat go towards the wind. We’ll cover simple boat handling, parts of a boat, a few basic knots, touch on weather, talk about rules of the road, simple four points of sail, determining proper sail set and practice tacking. You’ll come away realizing you’ve only scratched the surface! $365 for two hours, can be anywhere from one up to six guests. 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%.

Tour Includes

  • Private Sailing Lessons, up to six guests
  • Bottled Water included
  • Soda, Beer, Wine & Champagne available for sale
  • Binoculars, sunscreens, sunglasses
  • Free parking, 7 days a week
  • Rain jackets, hats, blankets

Why Choose Sail Selina?

Rated #1 in TripAdvisor

Reviews tell the story; Sail Selina is ranked the #1 Boat Tour in St Michaels and has been for 15 years running. Folks who have sailed with us often tell us their cruise with us was the highlight of their vacation. Plus, we are proud of all our other great 5 star ratings on sites like Yelp, Google, Facebook and Wedding Wire.

Everything is included

Sit back and relax. Want a drink? we’ve got it! Beer, Wine, Champagne and soda is available for sale on all trips and is included on our evening sails. Bottled Water is complimentary. Binoculars, blankets, and should you forget them hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc are available for our guests.

92+ Years Experience

Sail Selina has been offering sailboat rides to guests in the Chesapeake Bay area for over 15 years, her skippers have a combined sailing history of 90+ years, her crew another combined sailing history of 30+ years. We all love to sail !!

Spacious/Beautiful Boats

Cat Boats are known for their roominess. At 41′ long and 16′ wide, we have gracious uncovered seating in the cockpit with four captains chairs and 2 double settees. Even the tallest guests have plenty of room to stretch out. And all that in a gorgeous setting. Sail Selina was built as a gentleman’s yacht in the Gatsby era and is finished in freshly varnished mahogany and brightly polished bronze. Many people tell us the photos dont due justice to how beautiful the wood workmanship is.

Best Captains

Our Captains are known for their story telling skills and offer a trip balanced with some touring, some sailing, and some opportunity to simply relax and kick back. They share a passion for sailing, have a deep understanding of the area’s history, ecology & environmental issues, and have a great affection for our vessel Sail Selina.
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