Where is PATRIOT located?
PATRIOT is in the St. Michaels harbor at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Free parking is available in the museum’s lot.
What are PATRIOT’s operating hours?
PATRIOT cruises run from mid-April to mid-October. Narrated Historic Cruises are typically scheduled daily at 12:30pm and 2:30pm. The Island Music Cocktail Cruise is offered on most Saturdays and Sundays during holiday weekends.
How do I purchase and pick up tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online up to one hour before the scheduled cruise or at the ticket booth. Online ticket pricing reflects a $2 discount for adults and seniors.
If purchased by 10am the day of the cruise, your name will be at the ticket booth, and your boarding pass will have been pulled in the order of purchase. If purchased after 10am, please be prepared to show paper or phone confirmation of your online purchase.
What is your refund policy?
Once tickets are purchased, we have a no refund policy. If you notify us of an emergency, traffic, or medical issue at least two hours before your cruise, we may allow you to reschedule your cruise to a later date and/or time in the season.
Tickets may also be donated back to us. We give these tickets to those otherwise unable to purchase them.
Is PATRIOT accessible?
PATRIOT can accommodate walkers and transport wheelchairs. We cannot accommodate scooters or oversized wheelchairs.
High tides occasionally make our ramp steep. Please email the office ([email protected]) prior to purchasing tickets to learn about the tides and determine which cruise would be easiest for you to embark and disembark.
What seating options are available aboard PATRIOT?
There are 70 shaded seats and 20 seats in the sun on the upper deck, along with about 50 seats in the climate-controlled main salon area. Guests are welcome to choose any available chair.
We begin boarding 15 minutes prior to departure according to boarding pass number, which is determined by ticket purchasing order. All individuals must be aboard five minutes prior to departure.
Can I bring my dog?
We welcome well-behaved dogs on most cruises. The dog must not bark and be able to lie in front of your seating area or in your lap, keeping the aisles open.
Are restrooms available?
Restrooms are available while the boat is operational in open water.
Can I bring a stroller?
We have space on our main deck for you to store your stroller as strollers are not allowed on the top deck.
What food and drinks are available?
We have a full snack bar that serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, and hot dogs. Passengers are prohibited from bringing food and beverages on board.