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“Sunset, Stargazer, and Full Moon Cruises”

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.
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“Sunset, Stargazer, and Full Moon Cruises”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Have been on all of these cruises...the only reason I went to KW last month was to be on the Full Moon sail. Highly recommend the night cruises. The breeze is wonderful, it is peaceful, and now my favorite thing to do when I visit. You cannot go wrong...book it.

Visited July 2013
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Central Connecticut
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Sunset cruise is a must do!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

When visiting Key West a Sunset Cruise should be required! The Schooner Western Union was perfect for us......a picturesque boat with a unique history and a great crew, cold beer and free conch chowder. The captain does tell some great stories as well as some interesting stuff about Key West and the boat. The sunset was amazing and very peaceful with nothing but the sound of the wind and the waves! Make sure you help the crew hoist the sails!!

Visited March 2013
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Stockbridge, Georgia
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Good Times”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

This is a great sunset cruise. The staff is very friendly and the Captain told some great stories. Once we were under sail, it was amazing how quiet it was since there were no engines running. The sunset was beautiful!! Good value and good times.

Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
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“Can't go wrong.”
Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

This, along with our cruise on the Jolly Rover ll, were my two favorite things in Key West. You can't go wrong with a sunset cruise. This is not a party boat, thank goodness.

Visited January 2013
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Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Captain Tim and his crew run a great and friendly sunset cruise. I took my wife on a post-deployment vacation and we took a ride on the Western Union for my second time in about 2-1/2 years. I absolutely recommend this sunset cruise. Many other attractions around Key West (i.e. Wave Runner tours...cough) are not this friendly and can leave you feeling like you are just another ticket for the day on your happy-go-lucky vacation. You are not stacked on the boat without any room to breathe like some of the other catamarans (at least that is what I perceived). As many drinks as you wish are included with your ticket. Wine, champagne, beer and conch chowder is included. A check in at 6:30PM, for a 7-9PM sail is what we did. I was also told that they offer night sails for star gazing two nights out of the week, but I forget the other night besides Saturday. I would like to do this next time. Check these guys out and you won't be disappointed. On a side note, they involve you in setting up the sail if you wish, and they are also very helpful if you are trying to snap some good photos.


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Visited July 2013
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