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Patriot Cruises

At the foot of Cherry Street, Next to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD 21663
+1 410-745-3100
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Great cruise

Wonderful boat cruise around the back channels of the Chesapeake. Very informative and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Linda M
via mobile
Worth Every Cent

The captain is great and informative. Friendly staff. Hot dogs and alcohol on board. One hour, 10... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Tim C
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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Imagine taking in the beauty of the Miles River and St Michaels on a replica of a 1930's steam ship called "The Patriot". We help you become familiar with the area as we cruise upon the beautiful Miles River, part of the Chesapeake Bay Estuary which is the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Learn about our local beginnings, view historic homes and wildlife, and watch local watermen harvest clams, oysters and the famous Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab during their respective seasons.The PATRIOT offers more than the historical scenic cruises for which it is famous. Four daily cruises are scheduled as well as evening charters for a variety of events. Let our captain and crew cater your small intimate affairs with close friends, family reunions, corporate events and more! Relax while you and your guests enjoy beautiful views along the Miles River that change with the seasons. We cruise from Mid-May to Mid- October at 12:30 and 2:30pm on Weekdays and at 11am, 12:30, 2:30 and 4:00pm on Weekends. We hold our famous Island Music Cocktail Cruise on many Saturday evenings at 5:30pm. Check our Patriot Cruises website for availability.We cruise weekends only from Mid-April through Mid-May and Mid-Ocotber through Mid- November at 12:30 and 2:30pm.Prices are $24.50 for Adults, $22.00 for those 65 and over, $12.50 for those 12-17, $5.00 for those 3-11 and all under 3 are free!
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At the foot of Cherry Street, Next to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD 21663
+1 410-745-3100
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful boat cruise around the back channels of the Chesapeake. Very informative and beautiful. Sit inside or outside for great views. Love every minute.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The captain is great and informative. Friendly staff. Hot dogs and alcohol on board. One hour, 10 mile round trip on the river.

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The leisurely cruise up and down the Miles River is a delightful way to relax after walking around St. Michael's. You can choose from indoor, outdoor open, or outdoor covered seating and a snack bar offers various foods plus alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. The narration...More

Thank Smith58z
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I've been to St. Michaels many, many times, but have not often seen it from the water. Patriot offers a good introductory cruise of the Miles River and the surrounding Chesapeake, narrated and about an hour long and in a boat that's Coast Guard approved...More

Thank Caroline005
PatriotCruises, Owner at Patriot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

First off, I want to thank you for cruising with us. The tipping issue is and has been a tough issue for us for many years. Tipping for cruises like the Patriot customarily range from 15-20% of ticket price in America. At the end of...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

The trip was a lot of fun and everyone we met seemed very enthusiastic. The boat was very clean and well maintained, and the captain was a fantastic tour guide who entertained us with a lot of stories and information. We saw a bald eagle...More

Thank charles m
Reviewed 5 October 2017

My husband and I joined this cruise during our visit to St.Michael's in September. We really enjoyed the trip. The crew members are very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. As you cruise the Miles River for an hour and a half the captain as well as...More

Thank _gailliskiewicz
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This tour is a nice 1.5 hours on the water. The captain gives you some information about the properties along the water and has some fun and interesting stories about the area, The boat is nice, clean, and feels smooth and stable. They have bathrooms...More

Thank Tracey L
Reviewed 2 October 2017

What a wonderful way to start our day in St. Michaels! We took the 11 a.m. cruise on Saturday, and very much enjoyed talking to Capt. John and hearing his stories about the river and the surrounding area. Highlights of our trip were the sight...More

Thank mlj59
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This tour boat, which holds perhaps 200 people, leaves from the main dock in St. Michaels and motors up the Miles River. It’s a nice ride, past mansion and estates. As you enjoy the trip, the commentary tells you a lot about the history of...More

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The Patriot cruise is a great way to get an overview of the St. Michaels area. There are many great estates situated on the water that can only be seen by boat. The captain is very friendly and provides a fun and informative descriptive and...More

Thank Mary R
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Marsha P
30 June 2017|
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Response from Stephanie M | Reviewed this property |
will not be able to access top deck and hear your guide
8 September 2016|
Response from PatriotCruises | Property representative |
Well behaved dogs are allowed on the Patriot as long as we have room and they are always free. They may need to hug the Captain at some point or maybe even help drive the boat😃 We look forward to seeing you this weekend... More