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Address: At the foot of Cherry Street, Next to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD 21663
Phone Number: 410-745-3100
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Description: Imagine taking in the beauty of the Miles River and St Michaels on a...
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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Fun, relaxing way to see Chesapeake history from the water

If you're in St. Michaels, check out the Patriot cruse -- fun, relaxing, and educational about the history and nature of the Mill River and Chesapeake Bay/Eastern Shore of MD.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

If you're in St. Michaels, check out the Patriot cruse -- fun, relaxing, and educational about the history and nature of the Mill River and Chesapeake Bay/Eastern Shore of MD.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My Wife and I were looking for a tour of the miles river and waterway but we had one problem we had our 70 lb. pointer with us. As it turned out that was no problem at all Patriot tours. Capt John was awesome and and even invited us up in the wheelhouse with dog in tow. Very nice experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We happened across this today. A friendly and welcoming staff we walked up 10 minutes before and quickly made it on board. Interesting narrative 45 minutes out and 45 minutes back. Too cloudy to make out the Bay Bridge but very picturesque without the 17 mile view. An in season trip will be our next consideration.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Great historical tour. I've spent many years sailing on these waters but didn't realize what history surrounded me on the banks of the Miles river.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We visit St. Michael's frequently to visit Grandpa and Grandma, but this was our first trip on the Patriot. It's a great way to see St. Michael's from the water and get a sense of the history of the area. Great staff and a good vessel for this type of trip make this a must-do while visiting.

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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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18 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 

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