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Schooner Appledore

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Address: 205 Elizabeth Street Unit I, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-5687
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Description: Experience the romance and mystique of Tall Ship sailing aboard Schooners...
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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Sunset Cruise

What a great time! The captain and crew were awesome, all you can drink beer, wine and champagne (soda for the kids)and the captain even let my daughter "take the helm"... whether... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

What a great time! The captain and crew were awesome, all you can drink beer, wine and champagne (soda for the kids)and the captain even let my daughter "take the helm"... whether your in Key West or Maine, if your looking to go on a sailboat. .this is the one!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This was very special, unique and totally fun. The crew was professional and fun. The champagne was pouring. Beautiful views and met some really fun people.

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greenville, me
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Had a great sunset sail on this spectacular wooden vessel. Not many of these around. The crew were fun but professional, kept the beer and champagne flowing and took the time to hang and chat. Highly recommended!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We were in Key West for a destination wedding and booked a evening for a sunset sail. It was the highlight of the week! We spent the evening with a great crew, that was friendly, attentive and helpful of the Schooner Appledore II. There were about 35 passengers leaving plenty of room to move about . And plenty of drinks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Went on the sunset sail with Chris and his crew. It was an real sailing ship and the crew were attentive and informative. This is not a trip for someone looking to party to loud music and lots of drinks. There was drinking to be done....champagne, wine etc but it was low key and not crowded. The boat holds about... More 

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Glasgow UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

There are two Appledore schooners, the larger one (II) and the smaller one we went out on (V). The small one takes a smaller group (max about 20) and has slightly better snacks, including peel and eat shrimp. Very pleasant sail (engine off, sails up) and plenty of wine but a little lacking the Key West vibe (NO sunset conch,... More 

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Took the 2pm sail on the Appledore in early April. Good price, great crew, free drinks. Loved it!!! I recommend it highly!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great sunset cruise! If you want an authentic boating experience-go for the Appledore. Captain & crew are passionate and skilled sailors-not to mention a great value. Have confidence that you'll have an awesome trip.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

On a great March day, boarded the Appledore II and enjoyed a great sail with a most capable crew. Beautiful schooner, great weather and smooth sailing. We enjoyed Captain Chris and the rest of the crew. Beverages were excellent too. We took the afternoon cruise and will do this again, perhaps for the Sunset cruise. I highly recommend this as... More 

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DeKalb, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My wife and I had a great night! Captain Chris and his crew were wonderful and made our first sailing experience a pleasurable one. Watching a great sunset from this beautiful ship was fantastic. We would recommend this cruise to everyone!

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