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Schooner Appledore

205 Elizabeth Street Unit I, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-5687
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Ranked #31 of 302 activities in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Great 5-hour trip with Captain Steve and his professional staff. Very personal experience with only 12 passengers. Captain Steve took us on an enjoyable trip to a reef away from the other snorkeling trips--we were the only ones at this reef. The staff was courteous, personable, and professional. The lunch was great and the beer was cold. Don't be fooled... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

The crew Joe, Mike and captain Steve were great and friendly. Snorkeling was wonderful. Lunch was great after the snorkel with fried chicken, deli tray, peel and eat shrimp, and cookies and more. The beverages of beer, champagne, and sangria kept a flowing after snorkel. We loved it! I cant't to do it again!

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Lakeland, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were really nervous as we saw a line of about 80 people in front of us, and a fairly small ship! Thank goodness that 90% of them got on the boat next to ours! We had between 15-20 on this cruise, and the crew served drinks as well as taking care of the sails. After a little while, they... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and attentive. This sunset cruise included veggie tray with dip, cheese tray with some fruits, and a Key West pink shrimp platter with cocktail sauce. There were lots of choices of refreshments, and they came around often, I often still had some left, but never had to wait for a refill. The sunset was beautiful... More

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

There are two wooden sailing ships called Appledore sailing out of Key West - one larger than the other. Both are operated by the same company. We went on the smaller one, which for an extra ten dollars provides a nice buffet as well as drinks being included. The crew serve to your seat/bench. This is a real sailing ship,... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a real sailing ship. We enjoyed being out on the water, sometimes heeled over so far we could nearly reach out and touch it. The crew kept everyone with a drink in their hands, so spirits were high. I really appreciated that they did not play any music. This allowed us to enjoy the sounds of the sailboat... More

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had the best cruise ever. Warm night, all u can eat appetizers and flowing drinks without being crowded on a party boat. This schooner can accommodate 25 people but we hit the right night with just 15 of us. We even got to hoist the sails. Our captain was awesome, funny and witty and we were well entertained. A... More

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Pineville, Louisiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Family of 4 took a sunset sailing adventure! Very relaxing, awesome view and took some great pics of the sunset! Crew was excellent and professional. Highly recommend!

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New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Virtually all of the snorkel trips that go out to the reef in Key West last three hours - an hour out, about 50 minutes in the water, and an hour back - and serve beer or wine. The Schooner Reef Cruise on the Appledore V through Sebago Watersports lasts five hours - an hour out, as much as 90... More

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Orlando, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

After having just taken Fury's Commotion on the Ocean and Danger's Wine and Wind we decided to try the Appledore Schooner. It was much different! No music but the sound of the wind in the sails, great drinks (sangria was awesome and many good beers are wines) and much more interaction with other guests as much of your time is... More

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