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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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A really informative, easy way to see St. Michaels from the water

We really hadn't planned on taking this boat tour but Capt John was so friendly that we decided to give it a go. Glad we did b/c we saw the area in a whole different way. John... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We really hadn't planned on taking this boat tour but Capt John was so friendly that we decided to give it a go. Glad we did b/c we saw the area in a whole different way. John is funny, engaging and clearly loves his job. The views of the Miles River and the various estates, natural sites is incredible. Bring... More 

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St. Michaels, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We have taken the Patriot Cruises for over ten years, including groups of urban youth that we host for retreats in St. Michaels. The narration, the captain and crew, the service, and even the vessel itself somehow get better with each trip! This trip, we purchased the new "Resident's Pass" that allows you to ride all season long for one... More 

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Milford, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We took a wonderful relaxing ride upon the Patriot. There are two decks, the lower is enclosed with tables and a small snack bar which sells beer, wine, mixed drinks,soda and light snacks at a reasonable price. Upstaires there are rows of seats and plenty of fresh air. It has clear plastic windows that I believe can be rolled down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I had such a amazing time. The captian was awesome, and extreamly friendly. I loved seeing all of the sights. I found the birds nest to be amazing, and I could not stop taking pictures.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This was a part of a coach tour with Country Travelers Discoveries. The boat tour took a couple of hours, and a box lunch was provided. There was continuous narration by the captain as we went by places of interest.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This was our second trip on the Patriot, and it was just as fun as the first. This is one of the best activities in St. Michaels for sure. The crew is friendly, and the boat is incredibly clean, big, and comfortable. This trip on the Patriot was part of our Winefest experience and it was the highlight of the... More 

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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

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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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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