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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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To learn that we are so close to the history of our country and the histroy of the Oyster business that sustained this area was just a surorise. Great for the kids and the whole... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Potomac, Maryland
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Potomac, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

To learn that we are so close to the history of our country and the histroy of the Oyster business that sustained this area was just a surorise. Great for the kids and the whole family and relaxing also!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Boat was comfortable and the Captain was engaging and knowledgeable. He let the kids drive the boat. Highly recommend. You also get a discount coupon on the Marine Museum.

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west chester, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

the tour narrative provided an informative history of the different houses and sights of the area. they offered the younger ones an opportunity to steer the boat through midway through, and they seemed to enjoy the experience immensely, coming away with a badge to prove their sea worthiness. he also thanked them personally at the end of the tour. a... More 

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were late. They held the boat for us. Very nice. My four year old got to take the helm, talk to the very kind captain, and received a gold captain's sticker to wear. Good information about the river. Great family activity.

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Wilmington, DE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We took the midday cruise after visiting the Maritime Museum. The cruise lasted about 1 1/2 hours and pointed out all the sights in the area. It was very relaxing and a great way to spend a couple of hours.

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Southampton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We took the afternoon cruise aboard the Patriot. It was truly delightful. The breeze across the bay made a hot afternoon seem cool. The information about the surroundings was interesting. The crew was friendly and helpful.

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had a great time - the Captain let the daughter pilot the ship and explained to us the navigation tools available to him. He really knew the area, telling us about the houses along the bay and interesting stories of those who lived in them. Pointed out Osprey nests and got us close enough to clearly view the nests... More 

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Shawsville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We loved this short jaunt out on the water. We took the Island Music Cruise which featured reggae music and 1 included alcoholic drink. Of course, you could by more! The captain was super nice and even allowed my small dog on board. He allowed us to take some fun pictures with my dog Ziggy at the stern. The scenery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Captain and crew very friendly. Interacted well with everyone on the cruise. Kids got a chance to be with Capt and "steer the ship". Nice history facts of the area. Not a bad price for the little more than hour tour

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Reading, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great orientation via the water to the St. Michaels area. Very knowledgeable boat captain who was entertaining as well as knowledgeable.

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