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Patriot Cruises

At the foot of Cherry Street, Next to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD 21663
+1 410-745-3100
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Great way to see area from the water

Patriot Cruises boat offers inside seating or topside on the top deck. The cruise is a little over... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2017
Patriot Cruise. St. Michaels, Md.

Excellent choice. Perfect location. A short walk from the Parking Lot along the red brick... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2017
Salisbury, Maryland
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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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At the foot of Cherry Street, Next to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD 21663
+1 410-745-3100
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

Patriot Cruises boat offers inside seating or topside on the top deck. The cruise is a little over an hour and passes many large estates on the shore as well as giving an excellent view of the bay from the water. The boat has a...More

Thank Wallypm
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Excellent choice. Perfect location. A short walk from the Parking Lot along the red brick walkway. Boat immaculately clean; easy to get on and off of the boat. Choice seating, either along the rail on either side of the boat - (this is on the...More

2  Thank baileysa2
Reviewed August 7, 2017

The Patriot Ferry Cruise of the Miles River was a nice way to see some of the beautiful homes along the river which you can not see from the main road coming into St Michaels. This is a family run business which you can tell...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice relaxing cruise. The captain was great. My kids who are 16 even got to sit up in the Captains cabin and steer the ship. We saw beautiful homes and even the house where they filmed Wedding Crashers. If you need to...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Definitely a nice way to spend almost 2 hours in St. Michael's. Friendly, knowledgeable crew, reasonable fare and comfortable boat. We had beautiful weather for the cruise and they did a great job giving us history and key interest points. Highly recommend!

1  Thank LOUIE L
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

We did their evening cruise and it wasn't bad. You ride around on a boat for two hours while drinking. They just play music but if they add entertainment it would be much better.

Thank PoliSciGuy24
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Don't miss taking this informative cruise! People were terrific, snacks are available and the views are awesome. Try it, you'll love it.

Thank Marie C
Reviewed July 24, 2017

We did this cruise and it was wonderfully narrated smooth sailing and some beautiful views of some great houses along the Chesapeake Bay, saw even dolphins playing in the water. This cruise offers a bar with light fare chips, hotdogs. The deck below offers air...More

Thank queensfunds
Reviewed July 24, 2017

This boat ride was faultless! It was easy to board, you could sit in air-conditioned comfort, or under a canopy topside, they had a snack bar, as well as some alcoholic beverages. The ride was 65 minutes, not too long for restless children. There was...More

Thank JanandJennifer
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Patriot Cruises offered a relaxing hour or so cruise of the waters around St. Michaels. The captain was great. He was very animated and friendly with many interesting tales. You could tell he loved his job. We even got to see a dog fight in...More

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Response from Stephanie M | Reviewed this property |
will not be able to access top deck and hear your guide
September 8, 2016|
Response from PatriotCruises | Property representative |
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