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Patriot Cruises

At the foot of Cherry Street, Next to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD 21663
410-745-3100
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Ranked #3 of 14 Activities in St. Michaels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Thank you Captain John for making our wedding everything we envisioned. It was a gorgeous day in St. Michael's...one that we will remember for the rest of our lives...and you helped make it all possible! Not only are you a great captain...you were the perfect officiant. We couldn't have been happier having you, such a talented, personable, fun, witty captain... More

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Newcastle, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Patriot is immaculate and the captain and crew friendly and informative and obviously proud of the Chesapeake Bay and the Miles River. A lovely October 1st afternoon!

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York, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We took the cruise to learn about the history of the area, and we weren't disappointed! The captain is wonderful, friendly, funny, and informative. While we were out on a particularly windy day and had to spend half of the trip on the lower deck, the views were beautiful. The boat is impeccably clean.

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EASTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Took a friend who had never been on the water in Talbot County and had a wonderful trip. Lots of great information on the history, geography, and who's who of the area. Great for out of town visitors and those who have lived in the area but never experienced it from the water. I had bought tickets through a Landmark... More

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PatriotCruises, Owner at Patriot Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us as we get to experience the history and beauty of St. Michaels. We are blessed to have customers like you who share in our enjoyment of this beautiful river and town. We hope to see you again. Capt. John. More

Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My wife and I enjoy water cruises in cities where they are offered. This one of the most interesting 90 minute cruises I have taken. Very welcoming and motivated staff, easy to talk to and very informative. They provide a commentary on the history of the region, in a format that is interesting for all ages. Very relaxing cruise, with... More

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PatriotCruises, Owner at Patriot Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for cruising with us and writing this wonderful review. It is very important to us that we create a wonderful and historically valuable experience for our guests and your review made me feel that we had achieved our goal. Thanks you and we hope to see you again. Capt. John More

Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We found this by accident, walking to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Our dog was with us, and we were told that he was welcome. As soon as we boarded, the captain himself welcomed us and our dog, and we were invited to come up to the captain's area later in the trip to have our dog's photo taken while,... More

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PatriotCruises, Owner at Patriot Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. As you could tell, we really enjoy our jobs on the Patriot. Our customers add so much to our experience and our K9 captains really add to our trips. We hope you come and say hi the next time you and your little Captain are in St. Michaels. Capt. John More

Round Rock, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I enjoy taking sightseeing cruises when we first arrive at a new city or town, as cruises often provide a nice way to get an overview of the area. For that reason, we took the one-hour cruise aboard The Patriot as soon as we reached St. Michael's. It was a fine way to get a feel for... More

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PatriotCruises, Owner at Patriot Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are blessed by the beauty and history of St. Michaels and please know that we are working on a new scientific breakthrough that will allow us to always direct the wind to blow from the stern of the ship :-). We hope you come see us the next time you are in St.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Beautiful way to see surrounding area Interesting history Fun for kids Loved the beauty of the views Very relaxing Good break from day of touring

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PatriotCruises, Owner at Patriot Cruises, responded to this review

Well worth the time and money... I don't think I could have asked for a better outcome for our guests. We strive to create a special experience for each and every customer and love when we meet our goal. Thanks again and we hope to see you on your next visit to St. Michaels. Capt. John More

Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

As a child growing up, I traveled with my family many times to St. Michaels and Tilghmans Island. I loved the simplicity and hope it never changes. The kind people who live and work in the area are so refreshing. Especially the food at the restaurants is amazing. The nature is so beautiful and the sun rising over the river... More

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PatriotCruises, Owner at Patriot Cruises, responded to this review

We are blessed to live in such a beautiful area and are glad you share our love of this part of the world. We hope to see you on your next trip to St. Michaels. Capt. John More

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nice cruise, relaxing. In historic St Michael's, make sure you walk around the town and see it too. Beautiful place to visit! Also, captain was a really nice guy. Very informational.

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PatriotCruises, Owner at Patriot Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for cruising with us on The Patriot and giving us this 5 star review. We strive to make every cruise a wonderful experience for our customers and I am so pleased that you loved the cruise. We hope you get back to St. Michaels soon and come back and see us. Who knows, maybe an Island... More

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