Amenities include free parking, on-board bar and refreshments, indoor air-conditioned spaces, a large, upper outdoor deck, and on-board bathrooms.
Covid-19 Safety Protocol
In keeping our passengers and crew safe, the following protocol will be required of all passengers.
MASKS REQUIRED for embarking, duration of the cruise (unless you are SEATED in your seat) and disembarking.
Seating is very limited due to SOCIAL DISTANCING requirements. Seating will be designated and based on the number in your party. We request that you do not move chairs. No standing at rails of the boat as someone may be seated within 6 feet of the rail.
Our crew cannot assist guests on or off the boat. While under Covid-19 restrictions, no wheelchairs or walkers will be allowed.
No more than 6 people at a table.
All chairs and tables, door knobs, bathrooms, etc. will be sanitized before and after each cruise. We have hand sanitizers available on and off the boat.
Full set of procedures are available at our ticket booth for your review. Please call the office if any questions.
Advanced ticket purchase highly recommended due to limited seating.
School Groups and Campers
We offer private cruises for large school and camper groups in the morning prior to our regularly scheduled cruises. Please call the office for pricing. 410-745-3100.
We welcome well-behaved dogs on most cruises.
Wheelchairs and Walkers
Due to Covid-19, we are unable to assist passengers needing wheelchairs and walkers. Please call the office to discuss the tide, the assistance that someone in your party can assist and the type of wheelchair.
These are are normal rules but during Covid-19 they do NOT apply:
The Patriot can accommodate walkers and transport wheelchairs. We can not accommodate scooters or oversized wheelchairs. Due to mother nature, we occasionally have exceedingly high tides that makes our ramp quite steep. You are welcome to call the office prior to buying tickets to be advised on the tides and what trip might be easiest for you to embark and disembark.
We welcome babies as long as they bring at least one parent. We have a space on our main deck for you to store your stroller as strollers are not allowed on the top deck. While under Covid-19 restrictions, stroller ARE allowed on the top deck.
We board in groups of 10 by boarding pass numbers. Those that buy online have their passes pulled first and then purchases at our ticket booth go in order after that. This allows you to enjoy whatever else you are doing in St. Michaels until it is time to board. The Captain normally comes about 10-15 minutes prior to departure and gives a short spiel about the layout of the boat (restrooms, snack bar, upper deck, where to put your stroller, etc) and then begins the boarding process so we ask that you be back 15 minutes prior to departure. You are welcome to pick the seat of your choice once on the boat (we have 70 seats in the shade and 20 in the sun on the upper deck and about 50 seats in the main salon in the climate-controlled area). All must be aboard 5 minutes prior to departure.
Online Ticket purchases
Online ticket pricing reflects the $2.00 discount in the fees shown.
Please apply all sunblock before embarkation as the spray-on sunblock eats through our deck paint.
We have a full Snack Bar that serves beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, snacks, Italian Ices and Hot Dogs. We also rent binoculars.
Our passengers are prohibited from bringing food and beverages on board.