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“Awesome trip with Benson, Annie and Miles.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Schooner Appledore

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
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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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“Awesome trip with Benson, Annie and Miles.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We went on a snorkeling trip earlier this week with a knowledgable, friendly and very hospitable crew. Benson, Annie and Miles were great with the ones that had snorkeled before, they were attentive to my Son that was snorkeling for the first time -- he had a great experience and loved it. They also took care of my daughter that ended up sea sick. They were so friendly and helpful. The food was awesome. Much more food and much better than I expected from our snorkeling adventure. We enjoyed the crew so much, we requested them for our sunset your tonight. We're looking forward to closing out our week in Key West with beautiful evening and with a awesome crew!!

Visited July 2013
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Boston, Virginia
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“Sail, Sunset,SUPER!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Romantic, exciting, and so peaceful.
This is worth two rides.
The crew was on top of all of their duties and made every effort to make this a safe and fun memory that will last a long while.

Visited May 2013
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Naples, FL
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“FANTASTIC EVENING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Best Sunset Cruise in Key West! Captain Benson, Casey and crew could not have been better. All the wine, beer, Champagne and Sangria that you can drink and the service was amazing. Throw in an absolutely perfect sunset and beautiful weather...we were nine happy people!
Dont miss it!

Visited May 2013
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Babylon, New York
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“Incredible Journey!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We were on the Schooner Appledore II Beautiful boat!! Incredibly knowledgable and friendly crew!!!
The views were breathtaking!! Benson and his crew could not have done more for us!!! Simply magical!!!

Visited May 2013
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Sarasota, Floorida
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“Wonderfull-Try It!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Having visited Key West for over 25 years we are intimately familiar with the town. We are familiar with the good, the bad and the ugly. The good-- it is experiencing a great rejuvenation and never looked better. The bad-- cruise ships now stop in town daily, disgorging people from Illinois and other hideous places. They walk up and down Duval Street (akin to Bourbon Street in NO) and buy obscene T-shirts. The Ugly-- more people off of cruise ships, some from New Jersey. On this trip we did experience an inordinate amount of middle age drunks. One noteworthy couple used the slogan, “Hammered but Happy”. How poetic of them.

We did some snorkeling, went to the butterfly garden and went sailing on the schooner, the “Appledore”. It was a windy afternoon so we got a great ride and a wonderful experience. The crew was knowledgeable and friendly and the fist mate thinks he is Jack Sparrow--Very amusing. You won't be disappointed.

Visited April 2013
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