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Schooner Appledore

Address: 205 Elizabeth Street Unit I, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-5687
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Owner description: Experience the romance and mystique of Tall Ship sailing aboard Schooners Appledore II & V . II was...
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely lovely afternoon on a real wooden schooner sailed by a great captain and crew of two. A highlight of any Key West stay.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Limited to 30(?) people, we had about 12. Captain and crew of 2 were very knowledegable and personable. Sailing on a "tall ship" was quiet, calm, and everything we had hoped for. Unlimited drinks provided and trays of fruit, vegetables, dips and shrimp. A GREAT alternative to a Party Cruise.

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ST. ALBERT
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We really enjoyed our sunset sail on the Appledore iI Schooner. It's a nice size and not too crowded. A much nicer experience that taking an over crowded noisy catamaran. We were served beer, wine. Champaign and sangria as well as fruit and cheese. There were 4 of us so he gave us $10 off each. Cost was then $49... More 

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allentown, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We took an afternoon sail, and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Really relaxing and scenic. Capt. Chris, first mate Jan and Duryea (sp?) were very friendly and informative. They obviously take pride in their jobs and enjoy their work and lifestyle. My husband helped to hoist the 800 pound mainsail, which enables him to brag and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great crew, nice size schooner. One of the best sunset cruises. Drinks and cheese tray was also good.

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Not for you if you want a rowdy, all you can drink, large crowd party ship. The two Appledore ships (II & V) handle only 24 people at a time. Perfect for a relaxing quite 2 hour evening.

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Hermantown, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Sailed for 2 hours at sunset on the Appledore V, a 2 masted schooner in Key West. Captain was Evan and his crew was Mitch and Derek . They were very friendly and put everyone at ease. They were very capable and professional. Plenty of beer, champagne, wine, shrimp, vegies, fruit. Would do it again.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We took the Sunset Schooner tour, which was wonderful. The Captain and crew were super. It was a lovely evening. It was wonderful seeing the sunset on the water in the peaceful quiet of being under sail--no noise but the soft splashing of the water. The appetizers were very good and drinks were constantly refilled. Crew answered all questions and... More 

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Washington, DC suburbs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My husband and I just came back from Key West and took a Captain's Choice sunset cruise. I would definitely recommend this over the other sunset cruise that this company also offers. This is a smaller boat so less people on it, 24 max. Captain Evan, Bree and Derek were wonderful. They kept us well fed and we were never... More 

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Farmington, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My husband and I were visiting Key West and just came by this on Duval Street as a Sunset Cruise. We had such a great time and even though it was a cloudy evening we so enjoyed it. The crew was fantastic. Capt Evan and his crew Bree and Derek were such great hosts of the evening. My husband even... More 

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