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“AMAZING Star Gazer Cruise”

Western Union Schooner
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Owner description: Schooner Western Union is the official flagship of Key West and the State of Florida. She's one of the oldest working wooden schooners in the United States and on the National Register of Historic Places.Aboard the Schooner Western Union Maritime Museum, you'll be transported to another era as you experience a one-of-a-kind journey through the glory days of this magnificent ship.
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had such an incredible night on this Schooner. We took the Star Gazer Cruise. Booked the tickets online- very easy. We got complimentary champagne and looked at the stars. The crew was very knowledgeable about the history of the ship, Key West and astronomy. Definitely a must do Key West experience. It was such a romantic evening! Perfect for a special occasion.

Thank ibucourtney
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

If you're looking to be entertained by another cheesy Jimmy Buffett cover band and loud and obnoxious "captain" - look elsewhere. However, if you are looking for a pleasant, relaxing, quality excursion this is it. And this is a REAL sailboat - you could see other "sailboats" out on the water that had a sail up but were obviously powered by an engine. From the complimentary drinks and conch chowder to the professional crew it was an awesome experience. I even brought my 2 kids (ages 6 and 8) and they absolutely loved it (although they aren't your typical kids - they'd rather be in the keys than at Disney World). Under his careful eye, the captain even let my 8 year old daughter take the wheel for a while. She was in complete awe and couldn't stop smiling or talking about it for days and it was the absolute highlight of her entire vacation. If you are looking for something a little classier than the cheesy booze cruises I couldn't recommend the Western Union Schooner more.

Thank Brad H
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

We had a perfect sunset sail. Photos turned out amazing! The crew did a great job and we had a marvelous time. This is truly a one of kind experience. How often do you get to actually sail a historic treasure. Even after the sunset, the stars came out for our sail home. This truly is a must do while in Key West.

Thank Colleen D
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Captain Tim and his crew gave us a great sunset sail on Monday night, and we came back for the star gazer tour on Wednesday night. These cruises were the highlights of our trip. Thank you to both captains and their crews!

Thank DaphneFroelich
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

We just returned from a wonderful week in Key West, I must say that our sail on the magnificent Western Union and the sunset that came with it, will be in my minds "memory book", as my late mother used to say. First of all, this is not a party boat and that is ok, there are plenty of others to choose from, should you want to do that. This is a historical vessel, staffed by friendly but very professional crew who invite you to participate or not in the hoisting of the sails. Wow. The captain provides historical information about the vessel followed by music as you glide through the water towards the setting sun. The music is appropriate and not too loud. There is complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks and wonderful conch chowder served for the sunset cruise. The chowder was delicious and came from the restaurant Red Fish Blue Fish. After the sun sets and what a show mother nature put on, and the stars begin to come out, the captain talks briefly about the constellations visible. I would do this again and highly recommend this for adults who are looking for something special. What a magnificent ship and a fantastic sail. $59.00 very well spent for this ambassador vessel, the flagship of Florida.

Thank Ringosmom19
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