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Schooner Appledore

205 Elizabeth Street Unit I, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-5687
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Ranked #32 of 304 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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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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baltimore, md
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We really enjoyed our sunset cruise on the Appledore. The night we went the mother and grandmother of the captain Steve were sailing with us. They had never been on the boat before. The crew of Steve, Hannah, Mike, and Jonathan were very friendly and helpful serving drinks and hors d'oeuvres. It was interesting hearing what the crew had done,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We took a sunset cruise with Captain Steve and his amazing crew on the Appledore V. I have taken a number of cruises in Key West over the past decade and this was by far the best. The crew was amazing, taking care of every need we had, and great with conversation. They had a wonderful array of cocktails and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We took a Sunset sailboat trip with Captain Lenn crew Mike and Dustin. Great trip great service great crew. It's A MUST do when in Key West Thanks for the fun

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Oviedo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The crew of the Appledore V was exceptional ... informative with snorkel and safety, very personable and attentive to our needs. Weather, sea and "secretive" location made us find Nirvana!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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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50 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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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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39 attraction reviews
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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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