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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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Great way to spend 90 minutes on the water.

Breezy, relaxing and fun trip up the Miles River in St. Michaels for people of all ages. Great boat with open deck, air-conditioned comfort, food and drink, and interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kathleen P
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a fairly quick and enjoyable cruise. It lasts only about an hour and goes out into the river out of the St Michaels harbor at the museum dock. It is pleasant and has an historic narrative during the cruise. Kids are welcome and they do allow them to visit the pilot house, which the kids all seemed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breezy, relaxing and fun trip up the Miles River in St. Michaels for people of all ages. Great boat with open deck, air-conditioned comfort, food and drink, and interesting stories about St. Michaels. We've been several times and love it!

1 Thank Kathleen P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent cruise, relaxing, informative and fun. I have a home in St Michaels and never tire of the cruise. Great fun for people of all ages!

Thank Peggy P
Bergenfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the water, so I expected to be pleased ... and I was not disappointed. The cruise is not very long (suitable for families with small-ish children) and thoroughly pleasant. The views are great, the houses lovely and the narration and commentary both informative and entertaining. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Judy H
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I spent time on the boat just last week over July 4th weekend. The Captain and everyone on the boat were very welcoming, including the woman who was selling the tickets. My boys got a chance to go and drive the boat and of course were delighted. I like that it's narrated because you get a good... More 

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Neptune, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have coming to St. Michaels for 30 years. We started when our children were very young. They are all grown and on their own now. We have visited almost all the attractions at St. Michaels, but never did get around to the Patriot. So on our 30th year visiting, we decided to take the excursion trip.... More 

Thank ejmoller
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the evening cocktail cruise. Plenty of lovely sights and good camaraderie on the boat. Crew made the experience enjoyable - highly recommended as a pre-dinner outing.

Thank Joe O
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cost for the cruise is $24.50, they have several boarding times. Rather typical tour, options to sit outside or inside with beverages available for purchase. Tour guide points out the highlights of the area. The tour guide was very nice to bring each of the children on board to steer the boat. The only thing I don't like (and this... More 

Thank Pima41
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the 75-minute tour. Staff was friendly, boat clean, and narration informative. Relaxing way to see the area by water. A do again!

Thank dfh0728
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I enjoyed a Father's Day trip to St. Michael's and decided to try a Patriot Cruise. We enjoyed every minute of our experience! It was great to hear about the history of the area surrounding the Miles River. Captain John was awesome--he invited children to take a turn "steering the ship"; the invitation was also open to... More 

Thank Karen T

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