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Schooner Appledore

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Address: 205 Elizabeth St Unit I, Key West, FL 33040-6612
Phone Number: +1 305-294-5687

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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This was truly one of the highlights of our trip to Key West. This is not a big party boat which was exactly what my husband and I were looking for. It was a small group which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was truly one of the highlights of our trip to Key West. This is not a big party boat which was exactly what my husband and I were looking for. It was a small group which made it really relaxing. Wine, cheese and fruit were served and not to mention the sangria was great! Most importantly the sunset was... More 

Thank jmilner65
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I visited Key West in July and took an excursion on the Appledore. The crew was very friendly and knowledgable about the sea life. It was a small group so we got lots of personal attention from the crew. They took us to a beautiful spot to snorkel and kayak, and the snorkeling was amazing! We saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to start from words:" This was absolutely amazing!!!" I went there with my couple and my mom,so it was 3 of us(its better to be even quantity of ppl...2,4,6 and so on) Honestly, i was expecting smth else.but it ,definitely, was a nice trip. If you want to escape from everyday routine and enjoy breese and ocean smell... More 

Thank Tim L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Appledore is a beautiful ship. We were very excited to have the opportunity to sail on an old schooner/ ketch, yet the trip was somewhat disappointing. As soon as we left the dock, we had to return to pick up more passengers and food they had forgotten. After hearing the safety briefing for a 2nd time, we finally set... More 

Thank Kim B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I were in Key West for a long weekend in July, 2016. We scheduled a sunset sail for Friday and were pleasantly surprised that only 18 people were on the boat. The staff (I wish i could remember their names) were WONDERFUL! Even though we did not see the sunsets that people experience, there were some storms... More 

Thank codiesmum
Florence, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Comfortable, pleasant day sail in western Penobscot Bay on this 1978-built authentic 19th century schooner. Winds were light that day so we motor sailed with very quiet engine. Crew very friendly and like to talk and provide accurate local history and lore. They also provided an awesome Bloody Mary. Aurora, a new deckhand, is in a lobstering family and she... More 

Thank DrKenK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a beautiful sunset on this lovely ship. Jason, Jess, and Jess were friendly. The cruise includes beer, wine, champagne, soft drinks, cheese, crackers, and fruit.

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Memphis, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

This was my second schooner sunset sail. It was great. If I got a third time, I will go on this one. The captain and crew were great. I loved how quickly they got us sailing. (Our last schooner never turned off the motor.) I like the size of this boat and the way the seating is laid out. The... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Snorkel, kayak day excursion. Jason, Jess, and Jess really know how to have a good time! Wonderful all around. Would absolutely recommend a day out with this crew. Cate and Christina

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

This was a perfect way to kick off vacation! Appledore Star holds 25 people and is very relaxing. Very friendly crew who offer you beer, wine, sangria or non-alcoholic drinks right as you board. Easy check in process at the Front Street Marina.... Had 22 adults on board and our 16 yr old and 12 yr old the only kids.... More 

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