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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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Ranked #31 of 338 Activities in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Experience the romance and mystique of Tall Ship sailing aboard Schooners Appledore II & V . II was...
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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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Washington, DC suburbs
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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 attraction reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Of all the places you can drop $50 in Key West, this was the best money spent. Fun and relaxing, like many other reviews posted. Will definitely go again next time we are here. Ship and crew was AppledoreII, Chris, Jan, and Doreya were all great.

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Hamburg, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a relaxing evening then this is it. Quality drinks and very good appetizers aplenty. Not a booze cruise by any means. This is a quality package. We had only 4 couples and didn't even mind the clouds hindering the sunset. Went out on Appledore V with Capt Evan and crew Bree and Derrick. They collectively... More 

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Oakwood, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My husband and I did the sunset cruise on the Appledore II. She is a beautiful ship. The crew and captain are amazing, informative and fun. The champaign was great and nice quality. Not a party boat but a beautiful evening sail boat.

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Aurora, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Captain Chris and his crew on the Appledore II are fantastic. If you like to sail this is the trip. The crew is very attentive and funny. They will answer all your questions. Drinks are premium. Incredibly relaxing!!!! Well Done!!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My hubby and I were on our honeymoon in the Keys. On our last day, Jan. 2, 2015, we had planned to take a sunset cruise. We chose the Schooner Appledore II because of its history and my "bucket list" item of a tall ship cruise. What a wonderful and romantic way to end a honeymoon! The captain and crew... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went on the Schooner Appledore mid December and had a wonderful time. They only take about 24 passengers so this is not the "party boat". The crew of 3 were lots of fun and helpful. They will even let you help raise the sails if you want. There was a great appetizer selection (much more than we expected) and... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you are looking for a first class sunset sail, this will definitely make you happy. Captain Eric & his staff made us feel special the entire evening! Plus the boat was not over crowded like many past sunset cruises I have taken.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went on this trip with 10 people in our group (including 4 kids). Everyone really enjoyed. First, the captain was great (Captain Evan I believe). He will remember this sail I bet - there was a large catamaran parked behind him and he had to really work to get out of the dock. I was seriously impressed with his... More 

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