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Schooner Appledore

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Address: 205 Elizabeth Street Unit I, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-5687
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Experience the romance and mystique of Tall Ship sailing aboard Schooners...

Experience the romance and mystique of Tall Ship sailing aboard Schooners Appledore II & V . II was launched in 1978 and circumnavigated the globe. V was designed and built for Antarctic exploring. These traditional authentic ships provide intimate Reef Sail Adventures, Day Sails, Sunset Sails, Private Charters, Weddings and Catered Event Sails. A complimentary selection of fine wines, premium beers, homemade sangria, and soft drinks are included on all sails. For 25 years Schooner Appledore has been sailing Key West's turquoise waters and is the island's premiere sailing experience. With the addition of Appledore V we are now sailing year round in Key West.

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Incredible sail!

I can't say enough good things about the sail we had! The crew clearly loves what they do and was a joy to watch command the schooner and talk with. The captain and crew clearly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
diana p
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say enough good things about the sail we had! The crew clearly loves what they do and was a joy to watch command the schooner and talk with. The captain and crew clearly love this ship that is made like no other. Snacks, drinks, sails up! Worth every penny! Now, James! Get us each a drink!! All kidding... More 

1 Thank diana p
Toledo, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Sunset cruise. I enjoyed very much. The captain and his staff were so wonderful. My only complaint was not enough fruit and cheese to go around. There were 4 of us on this and only 1 of us got to actually get something. We thought they would bring out more but never did. Other then that it... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Great time on the Appledore V. Captain Katie, Ben and Steve were great, we had a great time, about 10 of us so it was very nice. Alcohol and cheese, fruit and crackers. We really enjoyed it! Better than a cat boat or a cruise with dozens of people!

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Naples, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We wanted to get out on the water with our 14 month old but knew snorkeling or other activities would be difficult. We chose this trip and enjoyed it. It wasn't cheap, $59 per adult and $29 for a child, but it was worth it for us. No strollers were allowed on the boat so we used a baby carrier... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Captain and crew could not have been more accommodating to the older folks in our group, assisted with everything. Food was fresh and plenty of it sangria was great. Beautiful peaceful cruise.

Thank kent w
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Perfect for those who don't want a booze cruise or a loud party boat. You actually get to sail - it is nice and quiet. Great refreshments - good selection of wine and beer and wonderful cheese and fruit serve during sunset. Very friendly crew and the boat is beautiful.

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California, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Great food, beverages and activities. Snorkeling, parasail, jet ski, kayaks, swimming, and lounging. Once you are done with power water sports, adults can have all the beer or wine you want. Capt. Sweeney, Beth & Chico were very attentive and encouraged all to participate if you wanted to.

Thank BillFenn2673
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Took this boat in Cambden, Maine during the summer. It relocates to Key West in the winter. Pleasant boating experience with a capable and knowledgeable crew. Nice roomy boat with a bar on deck. Captain did a good guided tour pointing out things of interest. This is the second year we have taken this boat and enjoyed each trip .

Thank Richard L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This was a very relaxing fun way to tour from the water. The Captain and staff were all friendly. We especially enjoyed Pirate John. He recited a few nautical poems and even read some of this own. The drinks were great. They even helped a couple get their dogs down the ramp and then let their grand-daughter steer the boat.

Thank Max A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The captain and crew were great. I love sailing and the Appledore is a beautiful schooner. The small number of guests made it relaxing and the sunset was beautiful. A little more wind would have been nice but the captain sailed as much as she could and then motored when it was too calm. Nice snacks and "refreshments" too.

Thank Samantha B

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