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

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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
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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

Delmont, Pa.
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We take a sightseeing tour everywhere we travel. We found this one just average. We thought it was very pricey at $28 / person . It was 60 minutes long and a tape told you of some of the history. The boat was very clean and the staff friendly. I think we were spoiled after the Norfolk navy vessel cruise.

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PatriotCruises, Owner at Patriot Cruises, responded to this review

Ouch , 3 stars... We are so sorry we disappointed you. We strive for a 5 star experience on every trip we take. Our narration is part live and part on an iPod due to the detailed historical nature of the information we provide. Our highest price is for Adults at $24.50 with Seniors being $22, Kids between 12 and... More

bristol,pa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We recently took the 1-hr. cruise (60-80 minutes) up the Miles River, located in St. Michael 's, while on vacation in that area. The crew is informative and extremely hospitable--from the gentleman who sold us the tickets to the captain and crew of the ship. The scenery was breathtaking--with many notable sites, such as the mansion used in the film,... More

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PatriotCruises, Owner at Patriot Cruises, responded to this review

Thank your for cruising with us and taking your valuable time to post your wonderful pictures and write this glowing review. We hope to see you again soon! Capt. John More

Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Just took the Island Music Cocktail cruise on Saturday evening; what a wonderful way to spend a beautiful evening experiencing the beautiful homes and scenery along the Miles River. The music was fun and the Patriot is absolutely spotless, not overly crowded and comfortable even though it was sold out. Great crew also - had a wonderful time and would... More

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PatriotCruises, Owner at Patriot Cruises, responded to this review

My personal favorite cruise of the day is The island Music Cocktail Cruise. We have a blast kicking off most Saturday evenings in St. Michaels. We limit this cruise to 60 people so the everyone can either sit under cover upstairs, congregate and socialize on the bow or join the captain in the pilot house and it makes for a... More

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