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Schooner Appledore

205 Elizabeth Street Unit I, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-5687
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Ranked #40 of 325 Activities in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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, Sightseeing 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 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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Pinellas Park, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

My wife and I decided on trying out a sailing sunset cruise while here in Key West. I did some research and found the Appledore V. She is a beautiful, solid wood constructed vessel that is a definitive throwback to the sailing vessels of the past. When we checked in on 12/21, we were informed that we would be in... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

What a great experience. We booked a sunset Sail out of Key West aboard the Appledore V. Although the sun didn’t cooperate (the skies were overcast) the wind did! We had a great 2 hour ride, out into the Gulf of Mexico zig-zagging among the other boats. The crew “Mitch and Nicole” were great – my glass never went empty!... More 

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We splurged for the captains cruise and were so happy. Mitch and Nicole crewed the ship and they were wonderful - worked very hard but made time to chat with everyone. Sweeney was fun too - and he wants a cannon . . ..

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Miami, Florida
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53 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The trip started well and the staff could not be more pleasant. However, after you leave Key West and go to sea they go to the ocean and there is nothing to see. The sun set but after that the trip back was boring as there was nothing to see but water for a while as the boat did go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

if you want a wonderful time on a beautiful boat and the most amazing crew I suggest sailing out with captain Steve on the appledore! They were friendly, accommodating and very knowledgeable!! We will definitely be back for another voyage!! Thank you Jamin and Melissa

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Ware, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Just spent five hours an a great sail and snorkel adventure on the Appledore. The crew was very welcoming and looked after all our needs. They were aided by a beautiful clear day and warm breezes. Great snorkeling off the Keys, delicious lunch and fun sail back into the harbor. Many thanks to Steve the captain and his crew Brit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Bree one of the shipmates was very professional and moved around the boat making sure everyone was happy. The others seemed to be training on the job. Good luck to them. We will be planning our next sunset cruise with the Appledore.

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Robbinsville, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We booked the Appledore V for our wedding sunset cruise. There were a dozen of us and the staff made everything go off without a hitch. They coordinated our movements, helped us create great memories, and served us delicious food and drinks along the way. Wonderful experience and I cannot thank everyone enough for helping make such a beautiful event... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I spent a lovely sunset cruise for our anniversary. It was our first time on a sail boat. it was very entertaining and enjoyable. i would do it again. The crew was great.Loved watching them put up the sails. we could of helped raise them but choose to stay out of the way.Thank you for a great... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a very fun and romantic sunset cruise on the Schooner Appledore. Helping to raise the sails on the way out was a nice touch. Steve, Mike and Jonathan were excellent hosts.

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