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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

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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Informative and Fun - Highly Recommended!

This narrated cruise takes you through the Chesapeake Bay, showing you the sites and giving a healthy dose of local history. The captain and crew are great. When not pointing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This narrated cruise takes you through the Chesapeake Bay, showing you the sites and giving a healthy dose of local history. The captain and crew are great. When not pointing out places on the tour, they spent their time walking around and getting to know their guests. The captain invited anyone who wanted to come up into the bridge and... More 

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour provided some lovely views of the bay and a few sights along the way. It was a relaxing touristy boat trip, with drinks and piped in music. The entertaining captain kept it interesting and the views at sunset were beautiful.

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Tavernier, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is only an hour but it was a beautiful view from the Miles river. The Captain and crew were fun and obviously lived there job. It was a perfect fall day and water was mirror calm. There is a narrative but the Captain also had amusing tales. Not crowded at all due to the time of year. Lovely

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Ocean View, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Bob and his crew were very friendly and.provided a.lot of information about the area. He even waited for a tour group who was delayed due to traffic. Definitely worth the price

Thank Eileen C
Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Late September on the Chesapeake Bay and the Miles River can be fantastic, with just a slight breeze, comfortable temperatures and a gentle surf. When you go out on a very stable ship like the Patriot, it's the perfect cure for whatever ails you. The Patriot is spacious and the staff is friendly and helpful. The facilities are clean. No... More 

Thank Raymond V
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An hour + cruise up & back on the Miles river was delightful! The day was beautiful and the river calm; couldn't have been better! One sour note: one of the crew was talking loudly and insistently distracting us from the tour narrative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Can St. Michaels get any better? Yes! Take the Patriot Cruise. Large, sturdy, stable but quiet. Captain John is friendly and enthusiastic. Just a quiet, relaxing and scenic ride.

Thank Carolyn P
St. Michaels, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Thanks to the wonderful crew for another excellent cruise. We brought several family members and each was delighted. My brother got to pilot (auto of course). My sister, cautious about skin cancer stayed on the lower level in the shade and had amazing views. It was a heat advisory day so my daughter also watched from the lower, air conditioned... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We visited St. Michaels via a day bus trip. Lucky for our group a trip on the Patriot was included. This was a wonderful 1 1/2 hour narrated tour. It was a very hot day, however, we decided to take advantage of the outdoor deck area, lots of chairs to sit and relax and enjoy the scenery along with the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The captain and crew will go out of their way to be sure you enjoy your cruise as they share the history of the famous homes and sites as well as the scenic views. They even let the little ones visit the pilot's seat for pictures.

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PatriotCruises, Owner at Patriot Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for joining us on The Patriot and we are so pleased the you enjoyed your time on the boat. Capt. John More 

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