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“Fun Cruising!”
Review of Patriot Cruises

Patriot Cruises
Ranked #2 of 5 Tours in St. Michaels
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed September 2, 2012

My husband and I took the 12:30 cruise on Aug.20 after having spent the night in Oxford...just had to have more time on the water after the short 10 min. ferry ride to St. Michael's. It was a lovely jaunt and the commentary was presented well with both prerecorded narration and the captain speaking. The kids onboard had fun interacting with the captain and at the end he named each one and thanked them for being his helpers on our voyage. There were many choices for a water view lunch when we returned. Lots of fun...would love to return with a grandchild someday!

Thank Judy M
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Fun time on the cocktail cruise! Great crew (ticket seller on Sep. 1st was SUPER friendly). Offer more gluten-free snacks, though (especially if people are drinking).

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Whether it is the history and scenery of the daily tours, or the seasonal evening cruise, a trip on the Patriot is just the thing you need to immerse yourself in the relaxing experience that is St. Michaels. My wife and I make sure to include this tour every time we visit, and Capt. John even made it happen despite some soggy weather during our most recent trip, as we enjoyed a lovely evening cruise as he navigated around the storms.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Beautiful way to learn about St. Michaels. The weather was great, the service was friendly, the narrative was interesting, and my little guy was thrilled to steer the ship. $25 seemed kind of steep per adult for a 1+ hour cruise, thought the kid rate was greatly discounted.

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PatriotCruises, Owner at Patriot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2012

Thank you so much for riding the Patriot and writing this glowing review. We take great pride in our boat and in our historical narration and really appreciate it when our customers enjoy the trip. We also love it when the kids get a blast out of driving the boat! We have some kids who come back yearly just to drive the boat. The Patriot at $24.50 for adults, $22.00 for SR's and either $12.50 or $5.00 for kids depending on their age is the least expensive hour long narrated cruise in St Michaels. We will continue to evaluate our pricing and really appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

The cruise is among the best that I've done. We took the 12:30 cruise, which lasts 1.5 hours. The captain did a great job explaining the history of the area and was both fun and knowledgeable.

Thank NewLife7
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PatriotCruises, Owner at Patriot Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2012

Thank you for joining us on The Patriot. It was a fantastic day for a cruise on the Miles River and we look forward to seeing you again.

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