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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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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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Lovely View of the Miles River

You can't beat the Patriot Cruise up the Miles River on a warm day up on the open deck with great views of the wildlife and lovely homes along the way. The owner and skipper... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
St. Michaels, Maryland
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St. Michaels, Maryland
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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

You can't beat the Patriot Cruise up the Miles River on a warm day up on the open deck with great views of the wildlife and lovely homes along the way. The owner and skipper (John Marrah) goes out of his way to show you and especially the children a great time and invites them up to the "wheel house"... More 

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My wife & I decided to take this cruise on a Saturday afternoon in late October. We sat on the upper deck in the beginning but during the cruise it was chilly, so we decided to go below. The cruise was very narrative & the staff was all so very friendly. On the down side, we found that the speaker... More 

Thank RRanella
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The boat has two decks - upstairs which is open and downstairs. It was cold out, so we stayed below, out of the wind. We enjoyed the narration and view up the Miles River. There is a bar which serves hot,cold, alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, hot dogs, chips and candy. Very relaxing tour providing interesting area history/trivia

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St. Michaels, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We actually live in St. Michaels. This was a great way for us to see the shore. Captain John's narrative was extremely informative and quite enjoyable with his sense of humor. The cruise is great whether you're alone, with someone or with a group.

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Great time and very informative about the area. If you buy the tickets for the cruise they gave us a $3 coupon for the Museum.

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Atkinson, New Hampshire
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

It was a lovely day for a cruise. The recorded commentary was very well done. The additions by the Captain were good too. Very nice way to spend an hour on the Mills River.

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed our hour on the river, would have been nicer if it as longer, but had a great time. Snacks and bar were great and crew was extremely helpful

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

What a fabulous way to see the water and many fabulous homes along the Miles River. Our captain did an excellent job of describing the history of Saint Michaels along the way. The boat was clean as a whistle and the crew was courteous and friendly. Don't miss this one.

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new jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

my husband and I truly enjoyed this beautiful one and a quarter hour cruise which we were able to bored just a few blocks from our hotel the old brick Inn. The weather was beautiful and the captain was very knowledgeable. This trip took us on the miles River and we were able to see some wildlife and beautiful homes... More 

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

My family decided to take a nice boat ride to celebrate my birthday. I really enjoyed the nice ride and view. We sat outside towards the front of the boat, but than it got hot. We than decided to move inside the boat where the had a/c. It was a nice one hour boat ride. Well worth the trip!

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