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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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Experience the romance and mystique of Tall Ship sailing aboard...

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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Great food, beverages and activities. Snorkeling, parasail, jet ski, kayaks, swimming, and lounging. Once you are done with power water sports, adults can have all the beer or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
California, Maryland

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California, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

Great food, beverages and activities. Snorkeling, parasail, jet ski, kayaks, swimming, and lounging. Once you are done with power water sports, adults can have all the beer or wine you want. Capt. Sweeney, Beth & Chico were very attentive and encouraged all to participate if you wanted to.

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Took this boat in Cambden, Maine during the summer. It relocates to Key West in the winter. Pleasant boating experience with a capable and knowledgeable crew. Nice roomy boat with a bar on deck. Captain did a good guided tour pointing out things of interest. This is the second year we have taken this boat and enjoyed each trip .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This was a very relaxing fun way to tour from the water. The Captain and staff were all friendly. We especially enjoyed Pirate John. He recited a few nautical poems and even read some of this own. The drinks were great. They even helped a couple get their dogs down the ramp and then let their grand-daughter steer the boat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The captain and crew were great. I love sailing and the Appledore is a beautiful schooner. The small number of guests made it relaxing and the sunset was beautiful. A little more wind would have been nice but the captain sailed as much as she could and then motored when it was too calm. Nice snacks and "refreshments" too.

Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We totally enjoyed our adult sunset cruise with Sebago. The crew waited on us! The food was delicious! We didn't want it to end! Best part of our visit to Key West!

Montgomery, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This tour was the highlight of our stay in Key West! The crew was fabulous and trip wonderful. It was hot with little wind, but it was still a wonderful trip. Not over crowded, Not one of the "Party" boats (and there were several), just a peaceful quiet evening on the water watching the sun go down.

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Greer, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The schooner was quiet under sail. So peaceful. They kept handing us drinks and shrimp and cheese as we sat listing to the sails ruffle and the water splash and talking with the other people on the trip. Would definitely do it again. One note: if you have trouble sitting very low to the ground for extended periods of time,... More 

Scaly Mountain, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The sunset cruise with Captain Katie and crew was fantastic, it was exactly what an evening cruise should be. The drinks were great, the crew was friendly, and the boat was not crowded like a typical tourist trip. It was a real pleasure to be on the schooner with full sails, a wonderful breeze, and an attentive crew to make... More 

Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took a wonderful sunset cruise on the Appledore V in Key West with Captain Katie, and crew Chris and Jess. The drinks flow generously and the snacks were delicious. It was a lovely night and the boat is gorgeous. We even lucked out and got to shut the motor off and actually sail! That's rare for... More 

Moultonborough, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We boarded the Schooner out of Camden Maine! The captain Chris and crew mates Simone & Henry were professional and engaged all the passengers in conversation. All of our questions were answered in full. The winds where light but Capt'n Chris found some wind to fill the sails! We also got to see an few harbor seals and porpoises! I... More 


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