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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
Type: Tours
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... more » 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! « less
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Chennai (Madras), India
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135 reviews 135 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I had this cruise trip with Take Tour... They have instructed ..that u might have seen the Washington d.c city view .. but horrible... nothing we saw ... simply boat ride .... but $ 25 is too much for that...really fed up ... kindly avoid this Potomac river ride during day ... kindly skip it

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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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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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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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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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Blue bell
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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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

Annapolis, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Pet friendly. We bought our dog and he loved it too. When we got aboard they gave us a little water bowl which we took to the upper deck and sat down and Oliver was happy as could be. The tour itself is super. About an hour and a half, VERY stable platform, comfortable ride, great information, and beautiful views... More

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PatriotCruises, Owner at Patriot Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and the wonderful review. We loved well behaved dogs on The Patriot and Oliver was a gem! We hope to see you soon! Capt. John More

Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My husband and I took the cruise on Saturday. The Bay Bridge was closed for 2 hours and we called to say we didn't know if we would make it in time. We made it with moments to spare. They were watching for us, and knew we were rushing and probably stressed. They made us feel so welcome and fed... More

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PatriotCruises, Owner at Patriot Cruises, responded to this review

We were so pleased that you made it for the cruise. We love it when our customers come to St. Michaels just to take our cruise and we feel we almost "got to know you" as we talked on the phone during your journey. The fact that you loved the cruise warms our heart. We hope to see you soon! More

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