Cruising the Banks of the Miles in St. Michaels, Maryland
To float beyond the shores of historic St. Michaels, catch the Patriot Cruise on the dock in front of the Crab Claw restaurant and enter a world of distinguished estates and alluring wildlife. Casting off through the crowded St. Michaels Marina, you observe the bustling harbor boat traffic and the Hooper Strait Lighthouse. As the cruise chugs into the open river waters, the captain serenades your journey with history and points out resident wildlife. Ospreys hunt for fish overhead and a great blue heron flies soundlessly across the ripples. Grandiose homes sprinkle the coastline with Adirondack chairs stretching along the water’s edge. Search the boat marker posts carefully for osprey nests—if lucky, you might just capture an up-close snapshot of this majestic water raptor.