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“A must-do!”
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Schooner Appledore
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Schooner Appledore Key West Cruise
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Owner description: 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.
Salt Lake City, Utah
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“A must-do!”
Reviewed December 29, 2010

My husband and I did the Sunset Sail with Captain Guy and his crew (Elan and Emily). It was awesome. We would highly recommend it to anyone. And it was very reasonably priced-- the organization is actually a not-for-profit and the tourist sailing trips help fund ecological education programs that they provided to school children.

We showed up at Salty Sam's Marina a little after 4 pm. Captain Guy and his crew provided great hors d'oeuvres from the restaurant located on the dock, and we picked up some drinks at the shop on the dock to take on board with us. This is the ship's first year in Fort Myers (it comes from Michigan and the Great Lakes), so they are still building up business. As a result, we were the only people on the 65' sailboat! They were kind enough to take us out anyway and we had a fabulous time on our private cruise. They taught us some basic stuff about sailing and the lets us help with the sails. We saw four dolphins out playing and a gorgeous sunset. The whole trip took about two hours and it was enjoyable the whole time.

Our one recommendation: Make sure to bring sweatshirts and coats, because it gets chilly after the sun goes down!

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Bean Station, Tennessee
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“Beautiful Sunset from the deck of Appledore V”
Reviewed December 22, 2010

Well worth the time spent. A real working schooner crewed by a delightful group. Smooth sail south from Salty Sam's dock in Ft. Myer Beach, running broadside to the best sunset in Florida.

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Rogern45, Executive Director at Schooner Appledore, responded to this review, December 23, 2010
I'm glad you had such a pleasant trip on the Appledore V, and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. This is a new venture for us and delivering a good experience is our top priority. I hope you will sail with us again when you are next in Fort Myers Beach.

Regards,
Roger Nugent
Executive Director
BaySail
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