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65 - 75 Minute Cruise Times

Early Spring and Late Fall Schedule
(Early April - Mid May and Mid October - November)
Saturday & Sunday at 12:30 and 2:30 pm

Summer Cruise Schedule
(Mid May - Mid October)
Weekdays at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday at 11:00 am*, 12:30, 2:30 and 4:00 pm*
Sunday Cruises are limited to 12:30 and 2:30 pm before Memorial Day and after Labor Day.

Click "Buy Tickets Now" button to see the current cruise schedule and availability. Priority Boarding is given to online purchases made before 9am on the day of the cruise.

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Rates and Policies

Individual Rates: Adults $24.50
  Seniors 65+ $22.00
  Children 12-17 $12.50
  Children 3-11 $5.00*
Group Rates: ** Adults $20.00
  Seniors 65+ $20.00
  Children 12-17 $12.50
  Children 3-11 $5.00*
Professional Tour Operators: Call for special pricing.
* One discounted child per paying adult.
** Group Rates require 15 or more adults or seniors in your group

All trips are 65-75 minutes long.  Boarding may begin 10 - 15 minutes prior to the time of departure.

First on your itinerary must be a cruise aboard the climate-controlled PATRIOT, a St. Michaels Tradition Since 1969! 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 is a 2 level 149 passenger cruise boat with the main deck fully heated and air conditioned and the top deck partially covered by a canopy and partially open to the stars for 4th of July fireworks or sunset cruises. 

The Patriot Departs from our home dock next to the Crab Claw on the property of the world renowned Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. You may walk down Cherry St from Talbot Street (the St Michaels main street) or park in the Maritime Museum parking lot. 

Relax while you and your guests enjoy beautiful views along the Miles River that change with the seasons, listen to our historic narrative on the beginnings of St Michaels and the evolution of the Chesapeake Bay and enjoy our full bar with light snacks and hot dogs or with advanced notice, we can provide box lunches or fully catered meals along with drinks and wine of your choice. 

The Patriot Staff is committed to making your outing a safe and enjoyable trip.

Please call us at (410) 745-3100 to schedule a group tour or private charter

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