Experience the excitement of a special operation.
Want to do something different? Patriotic Excursions puts you in the seats of authentic US Navy combat vessels that have been defending freedom and protecting America. Are you ready for a military-themed adventure? Want to get a taste of the special-ops life? Here’s your chance to get a better understanding of, and respect for, those who guard and protect us. And have a thrilling ride!
Patriotic Excursions captains are former or active members of the military or local public safety. With their insider knowledge and vast experience, they have accepted the mission to guide you on a thrilling excursion, to keep you safe, to educate you about how our military works locally to support our nation’s interests worldwide, and to share their love of country with each of you.
Patriotic Excursions vessels are recently-decommissioned seven-meter RIBs (rigid inflatable boats) from the Atlantic and Pacific fleets. These vessels were used to support surface warfare and special operations activities in the Middle East and the greater Pacific Theater areas. Today, they have a different mission: to show you how exciting it can be to experience, well, a patriotic excursion. We invite you to climb aboard The Patriot, ‘Merica, or The Merrimack.
live the mission
Take a sea tour aboard an authentic U.S. Navy RIB of Dam Neck Naval Base and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. You can witness merchant and naval maritime and traffic as well as live military aviation while enjoying an intimate view of our local dolphins and marine wildlife.