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Patriot Cruises

Patriot Cruises offers a pet-friendly water tour of historic St. Michaels, MD. Leashed dogs are welcome to come aboard with you and enjoy the scenery on the water. You can even get a picture of Fido "steering" the ship. The tour docks right by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, which is also dog friendly. Visit Website

Or call (410) 745-3100 for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Patriot Cruises has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 5 canine critics on BringFido.

Visitors highly praise Patriot Cruises for its dog-friendly atmosphere, welcoming staff, and enjoyable river cruise experience. They appreciate the availability of fresh water, accommodations for well-behaved pets, and the overall hospitality provided by the crew.

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  • Amy
    Aug 14, 2023

    Kokoa and I enjoyed this adventure together! Thank you so much for making this a dog friendly tour! ❤️

  • Amy
    Jul 28, 2021
    Great Doggie Activity

    Captain John & his team at Patriot Cruises were so welcoming to our Labradoodle, Oliver. They made sure to tell us fresh water was available and checked on us during the boat ride because it was so hot.

    St. Michael’s is a very dog friendly town. Many restaurants with outdoor seating allow dogs. Oliver gives it a thumbs up!

  • Mary
    Sep 13, 2020
    SMYLE on The Miles!😄👮‍♂️

    For all of our wonderful visitors contemplating a tour with Patriot Cruises, put it on your bucket list! St. Michaels Youth & Law Enforcement was provided an educational and fun tour of the Miles River by Captain John Marrah, owner of Patriot Cruises. When boarding the ship we were greeted by an enthusiastic and charismatic crew. As part of our cruise we got to select a beverage and snack from their concession. Fantastic hospitality! I had no idea goodies were included! We were then directed to our seats that were arranged for social distancing. Captain John gave instructions for masks and safety. He advised us where to locate life preservers in the case of an emergency. As a 33 year resident of St. Michaels I was excited to play tourist! This was my first time as an adult to enjoy the Patriot. The ship let out several long horn blast to bid farewell to Navy Point. I was giddy inside with excitement like a child! The sun was glistening on the water and it was a beautiful day! WOW!! St. Michaels just got so much bigger as we departed the harbor. A crewman moved swiftly through the upper deck doing a head count of all participants. Immensely impressed! Safety first! Second to none! A professional recording of Captain John began to narrate our tour as we skirted through the waters that surround St. Michaels. As another crew member took over steering Captain John grabbed the mic and began talking to our group. He was animated, enthusiastic and held the kids attention! Even the kid in me was anticipating dolphin sightings! We were welcomed to move freely and encouraged to move to the front of the ship where the breeze was wonderful! We had a chance to re-enact the “I’m the king of the world” scene from Titanic. Haha! Had some good laughs got some fun pics! Got educated on historical homes and huge mansions that line the waters edge of the Miles River. In 2004 I was fortunate to meet iconic actor Christopher Walken when he was filming in St. Michaels. I loved listening to Captain John talk about the production and filming locations of the movie, The Wedding Crashers, that took place on some very prominent water front estates. At the end of the tour I was wind blown, my eyes were watery and my eyeliner was starting to run. But I was no worse for the wear. I enjoyed every minute of the cruise!! Did not see any dolphins this time, but maybe next time! Bravo to the crew, they started cleaning and sanitizing immediately as we exited. Ya might say, they run a tight ship! I loved my experience on the Patriot! The kids enjoyed the cruise too! I would definitely love to tour with Patriot Cruises again! We have family and out-of-towners who would have a blast sightseeing our beautiful town’s waterways. A tip for travelers, if you have ‘well behaved’ dogs this is a fantastic idea for you and your pooch to enjoy an activity together! Patriot Cruises crew members are very dog friendly! Your pooch might even get their picture taken at the helm with Captain John!

  • Allison
    Oct 1, 2018
    Great river cruise!

    We brought our 7 month old terrier on a 75 minute Patriot Cruise. The staff were very accommodating and even brought a bowl of cold water up to the observation deck for him once we were under way. Staff were very friendly and the boat has an air conditioned cabin as well if it's too hot outside for your pup. Would highly recommend.

  • Lisa
    Jun 16, 2018
    Great, relaxing tour!

    I booked online ($2 less than buying at the ticket booth).. I got there early to make sure it was "really" dog friendly. I think the owner runs the ticket booth and she gave me and the dog our boarding pass. She asked if my dog was well-behaved. Please don't bring ill-behaved dogs on this trip! The tour was great and really relaxing after a long day of exploring St. Michaels! They were sooooo nice and accomodating to my senior standard poodle. Oh! And there was another dog on the tour too!

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