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About Patriot Cruises
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. Check our Patriot Cruises website for availability.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We almost didn't go on this cruise, hoping instead for a smaller boat tour, but when we couldn't make the smaller one work, we went here. I'm so glad we did! It was educational (about the area), amusing (the captain who narrates the trip was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank babychaser
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Robin, We just can’t thank you enough! Our time on the Patriot will be a memory I hold especially dear from the entire wedding weekend. The whole wedding party and close family in one place, a beautiful cruise down the Miles to our house, delicious...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

At a little more than an hour, this cruise is just right. Picturesque scenery will become even better with the leaves turning color. The boat itself is immaculate and obviously well cared for. The weather deck provides ample seating and viewing on the way out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shamaal
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Our entire family had a great time on the Patriot. Grandma loved hearing the history while the kids loved getting a turn at driving the boat. Great way to spend a few hours out on the water!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

The wholr experience was a great pleasure for us and our four grandchildren. The simple food options, hot dogs and chips, scored with our little ones. The captain treated all the kids as honored guests and let them drive the boat. What fun!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robert R
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Even though the weather wasn’t great, we enjoyed a lovely cruise with a narration of the history, homes, wild life of the coast. Captain John is very personable and knowledgeable. The boat was clean, has inside and outside seating in plastic chairs and a bar...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Nice ride for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Saw historic homes and nice sharing of facts of the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank poulterer
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This is a superb cruise. The vessel is beautifully maintained; the crew is friendly and accommodating; the departure point is convenient. The narrative, (by the captain!) is informative, humorous (at times!) and riveting. Every attempt is made to insure the comfort of the passengers, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank doctorcee409
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We decided to try this since our B&B gave us a free ticket and we purchased the other one. It was a very hot day so a chance to get on the water was a welcome relief. The ride was lovely and lasted about 60...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cal724
Reviewed August 11, 2018

This is my favorite trip in St Michaels, I would go once a week if I could! Relaxing, breezy, perfectly narrated - enough information to be interesting, but not so much that it is intrusive. There is a nice bar and snacks available. There are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Bev H
May 5, 2018|
Response from PatriotCruises | Property representative |
No Friday is a weekday. We hope to see you!
Marsha P
June 29, 2017|
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At low to mid tide the Patriot is accessible for travel wheelchairs to access the main/lower air conditioned deck. You can hear the narration on all decks of the Patriot.
September 8, 2016|
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Well behaved dogs are allowed on the Patriot as long as we have room and they are always free. They may need to hug the Captain at some point or maybe even help drive the boat😃 We look forward to seeing you this weekend... More