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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
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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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Beautiful ship

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Florence, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Jana W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small ship- max 22 passengers. We had two awesome crewmen, Jason and Ben, who were so friendly, fun and laid back. Listen to them and they will give you an amazing sunset cruise. They served us sangria, beer, water, or cider with cheese, strawberries, or pineapple slices.

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Acworth, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This was a smaller schooner than the big catamarans or party boats. Great service by the crew. They seemed liked they enjoyed what they were doing. Interacted with guests and made it fun. Incredible sunset on the water.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

For the kind of sunset cruise only Key West can deliver, call or stop by Sebago Watersports at the historic seaport to book the schooner Appledore Star. WOW. There is nothing quite like scudding across Man of War Harbor to the Gulf, quite literally chasing the setting sun. The wooden schooner, one of the last of its class, is a... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Beautiful boat; nice, attentive, fun crew. We had a great time and a great sail. Thank you Appledore V, Capt Kate. (I hope I have the name correct!) The cruise was a good value. This is not a booze cruise even though you can drink as much beer and wine as you want. We visited on Memorial Day Weekend. We... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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132 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This is not a booze cruise even though you can drink as much champagne as you want. We visited on Memorial Weekend. The weather was perfect, the crew were entertaining and yes, the drinks were kept full :) I would definitely recommend!! Viewing the sunset from the water, with the sailings overhead is a vast improvement than from land!

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