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“Patriot Cruises in St. Michaels Bay, Maryland -- Very Nice!”
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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 April 16, 2014

Our party of three (along with about 40 others on board) took the one-hour 2:30 pm cruise on Sunday and enjoyed it very much. Captain John and his crew below deck couldn't have been more hospitable and welcoming to adult and child alike. This narrated (recorded and live) cruise in St. Michaels Harbor, home of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, did not disappoint. The water was calm, and the prevailing wind as I sat in a comfortable chair in the sunshine along the upper deck meant "hold onto my hat," but it was still smooth sailing as the captain took us out for a taste of "the good life" aboard a beautifully maintained 65 foot passenger vessel. He pointed out some of the homes along the bay and an osprey nest. His pointers provided good photo opportunities. I would have liked getting a bit closer to the homes, and perhaps someone to come around to offer beverages and snacks so we didn't have to leave our seats and miss anything. Captain John and his wife own the vessel and their pride of ownership shows, as well as their concern for the safety and accommodation of passengers. I enjoyed this very much! Thank you for everything, Patriot Cruises!

1  Thank linda5280
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

I get seasick pretty easily so I was a little hesitant to accept an invitation for a breakfast cruise. After we left the dock I realized that I had nothing to worry about. This is a very smooth, calm trip down the river, and you get to see the beautiful shorelines and houses you can only dream to own. The boat was extremely clean (yes, even the bathrooms, and yes, I did check both the men's and women's). Drinks and food were tasty and crew was wonderful. Total relaxation.

This is really something that you should do at least once in St. Michaels. We will be back to sail with them again for sure!

Thank MayHee
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

During a three day wedding event in St. Michaels, we took the Saturday 12:30 Patriot cruise up the Miles River.
It was a glorious sunny autumn day with crisp clear visibility.
By the way - the boat has a large indoor climate controlled deck with large windows for less friendly weather.....
The boat is roomy with plenty of outside standing and sitting places for the kind of weather we had.
The narration was nicely presented and covered some of the history, geography and even some local gossip about the passing by scenery.
There is a nice bar on the boat, providing beer and other goodies to make the trip even more pleasant and interesting........
The round trip takes 90 minutes and is worth every penny.
Beautiful!! Relaxing!! Perfect!!

1  Thank Shaked007
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We finally had an opportunity after a week of bad weather to take the cruise October 15th 2013. Everyone affiliated with the cruise line were so nice to eveyone. They made you feel like family. The pre recorded presentation as we cruised proved to be invaluable for the river knowledge. As we glided across the water taking picture after picture and talking to the various other guest you couldn't help but RELAX! The trip is only 1 hour but to me it felt much longer in a good since. I didn't want to get off the boat. I even got and opportunity to steer the boat back part of the way which brought out the kid in me and it showed to everyone on the boat. The other good aspect about this is most things in the town are walking accessible like the maritime museum right next door as well as some really good restaurants. This is definitely a must take trip if you are in St. Michaels, Md or in Maryland period.

Thank DayTrippers5762
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Sailing on the Patriot was a wonderful excursion on what was an otherwise dreary Saturday. The historical narrative was informative, and everyone could be "captain" for a moment piloting the ship. A great thing for kids of all ages. Highly recommended.

1  Thank hbowound
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