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Schooner Appledore

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Address: 205 Elizabeth St Unit I, Key West, FL 33040-6612
Phone Number: +1 800-507-9955

Come aboard an Appledore tall-ship schooner and re-live maritime history....

Come aboard an Appledore tall-ship schooner and re-live maritime history. Sebago Watersports offers several Key West excursions on the historic 2-masted wooden Appledore II and Appledore Star. Enjoy a true sailing experience on our turquoise calm waters. Choose from romantic Key West sunset sails, an afternoon schooner sail or a backcountry all-day eco adventure. A complimentary selection of fine wines, premium beers, homemade sangria, and soft drinks are included on all sails.

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Sunset Cruise in Paradise

Amazing sunset cruise aboard this great example of a tall ship. The crew was fantastic and the boat ride was smooth sailing. Can't beat unlimited drinks either. I would recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing sunset cruise aboard this great example of a tall ship. The crew was fantastic and the boat ride was smooth sailing. Can't beat unlimited drinks either. I would recommend to anyone looking to get on the water for a nice sail!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out for the sunset cruise. Most liked thing we did on vacation for my wife and I. Crew was great. View was unreal.

Thank Lewis D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So enjoyed our snorkeling and kayak tour on the Appledore Star. Captain Joe and his mates Ben & Amy were top notch. Capt Joe was very knowledgeable and answered our numerous questions about the boat and the navigational waters of the keys. We've snorkeled many times but Ben made it all the more interesting sharing his enthusiasm and familiarity of... More 

Thank Sun-Salt-Love
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our day on the ship. Thanks Ben and Captain Joe for a great experience. For our day the winds were calm so there wasn't an opportunity to sail but that made kayaking very easy due to lack of wind so we easily made it around the island. We saw many species of birds and... More 

Thank Tomascotravler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time cruising the straits off Key West, in spite of the fact that there was no "sunset" due to the cloud cover. The crew could not have been more accommodating and professional. Many thanks to Captain Katie, Captain Ben and Captain Jason!

Thank Coco42
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 August 18, 2016 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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Thank you for spending the day with us. We look forward to having you and your family aboard on your next visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

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 August 5, 2016 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
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I am sorry that we were unable to meet all your expectations. I can assure that it is our goal to sail exclusively whenever possible. On our backcountry adventure there is a good deal of traveling we must do in order to reach each destination. Unfortunately we can not always control the weather. I hope that you would try us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

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 

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