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“Great sailing ”

Skipjack H.M. Krentz
Ranked #3 of 5 Tours in St. Michaels
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

We had a great day on the miles river. The captain was very informative on the history and geology of the area. It was great to experience the historic skip jack. You will witness how the skip jack's harvested oysters. Call the captain make reservations

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Reviewed 17 September 2013

This was a great experience. The boat was clean. Both the Captain and the Mate were very engaging and they took their time answering our questions. The only down side was the group of thirty year olds celebrating a birthday. They were more interested in drinking canned wine and themselves than the excursion. Once the Captain and the Mate moved away from them so the rest of us could hear, the trip was wonderful. I would highly recommend this trip to those who want to see the river and learn about the oyster industry.

1  Thank billandtammy
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Reviewed 27 June 2013 via mobile

If you love history, science and geography this trip is for you. While enjoying a calm sightseeing sail your eccentric sailing sea Captain will wow you with his incredible knowledge of the Chesapeake and beyond. BYO drinks and snacks and hit the head before boarding.

1  Thank Botte515
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Having seen a non-working example of a beautiful 70 foot Skipjack sailing vessel lying dormant on the grounds of the Maritime Museum imagine our astonishment when my wife and I found a fully seaworthy working example for hire later that afternoon.

Plans for an afternoon sail were quickly put together with the result that we met Captain Ed Farley and sailed for several hours on his wonderful vessel. It truly is like stepping back in time with a rugged outdoor guide piloting his ship through her paces on a beautiful breezy afternoon.

Those that are squeamish about a sailboat's natural tendancy to lean to one side or the other may be happy to note this vessel is extraordinary in her ability to track straight and flat. Oyster boats are built with rather flat wide bottoms the better for bringing oysters over the side. The result is a very pleasant ride for all concerned.

The children on board were delighted to learn about oyster harvesting from the captain. He even let them get the feel of the ship by taking the wheel. A pause out in the oyster beds allowed for a brief sample of oyster "dredging." Now that's a rugged outdoor activity for real men and women!

When it was all over we stepped ashore with regret that we had to part with our captain. His passion about the area's ecology and his knowledge of local lore had transported us to an earlier America of hardworking honest values. Ahhh. For the life of a "dredgerman!"

2  Thank PoshHippie
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

My family and I have taken this sail at least half a dozen times over the years, to the degree that Captain Ed recognizes my husband and older son when they go. This is the authentic Chesapeake, not the theme park version, and you will be sailing on a real working skipjack. Bring sunglasses, proper foot ware, a cooler with drinks and snacks, and be prepared to pitch in and help out to get the full experience. (In the winter, Captain Ed earns his living by oystering)

Captain Ed is a fountain of knowledge, and he never says the same thing twice. He tries to tailor his stories and information to the party sailing. He does a great job of giving elementary-aged children hands-on learning opportunities while he talks to the adults, showing them oyster dredgers, crap traps, etc. Asking questions will make the experience more engaging.

I have brought my son on this sail since he was 3 years old, and he has always loved it.

3  Thank lovesmaryland
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