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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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Most Enjoyable and Informative!

My husband and I took the mid day Patriot Cruise on a recent visit to beautiful St.Michaels. I'd... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
New Kent, Virginia
Very relaxing

Too bad there were no deck loungers. So relaxing, I couldn't keep my eyes open. It was a very hot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie M
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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 days ago

My husband and I took the mid day Patriot Cruise on a recent visit to beautiful St.Michaels. I'd purchased tickets online, so we checked in early, then went to the Maritime Museum for awhile before boarding. The Owners, Captain and Crew were fantastic....so friendly, helpful...More

Thank ettavau
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too bad there were no deck loungers. So relaxing, I couldn't keep my eyes open. It was a very hot day, so I wished the boat would have cranked up the speed. Charming little snack shop on first deck with cheap goodies!

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before the summer crowds hit St. Michaels we enjoyed a lazy, peaceful trip on the Miles River thanks to the Patriot crew. It was fun, the crew was great, and the narration interesting. we would do it again.

Thank MaryC508
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this on a whim and were so glad that we did! The craft itself is very spacious with both upstairs and downstairs seating. Good views are available wherever you sit. We chose to sit upstairs to be out in the open. The captain...More

Thank rnmassage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to spend a few hours and see the bay. Captain John and crew are very friendly and knowledgeable and went out of their way to make sure we had a good time. Excellent value for the price. If you get a chance, sit...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking by, and the boat was getting ready to leave, so on a whim we bought tickets. Best thing we did all day. It was a wonderful tour of the Miles River, narrated by a very knowledgeable Captain John. We're so glad we...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great ride. Very knowledgeable. Captain John made the trip worth while. Everyone on the trip with me had a great time

Thank Richard O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable and informative way to spend a couple of hours. The crew are friendly and knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions you may have about the area.

Thank Cathy T
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Had a great time yesterday doing the VIP wine tasting aboard the Patriot Cruise boat! The owner was enthusiastic, educational and equally passionate about the Patriot, the town of St. Michaels, the Wine Festival and the excellent wines on board. He was excellent despite what...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Exactly what you want from a quick little harbor cruise. Friendly, clean, safe. I will happily return to to another round on my next trip.

Thank alisong2379
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We are interested in the cruise for Sat Sep 10 and have a 35 lb dog - we read that you allow well behaved dogs - is that true and is there a fee for the dog?
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