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“Book when you get there”

Schooner Jolly II Rover
Certificate of Excellence
Level 6 Contributor
232 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“Book when you get there”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We made the mistake of booking in advance because, on the basis of the reviews, we thought it would be oversubscribed, and because we thought that the weather was good this time of year in Key West. We were wrong on both counts! And we wouldn't have gone if we hadn't booked as it was grey, cold and windy with a very small sunset. I guess that the sunset must be the main attraction - and the dolphins if you're lucky enough to see any - as the coastline's a bit industrial and not the best we've seen. Agree that the captain and crew were very friendly and knowledgeable but I would strongly advise that you wait until you see the weather forecast before you book. And I think that it was expensive for what it was especially as there are no refreshments on board.

Visited June 2013
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new orleans
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Laid back value”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Very chill, unlike the "party boats", wonderful BYOB policy, great accommodating crew who are knowledgeable. Third sail free (can't beat that).

Visited May 2013
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Toms River, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Sunset Cruise Ever!!!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Anyone in Key West or planning on coming to Key West....please make this a must do!! We took the sunset cruise on May 24, 2013 with Capt. Rhon and Mates: Margo and Jenn. The Schooner was clean and tidy, the Capt.: extremely capable, fact filled and friendly, the Mates: hard working, friendly and helpful.
The Best - You are actually sailing on the most beautiful waters! We were lucky enough to have a perfect Sunset and even caught a glimpse of the elusive "Green Flash". Additionally, it was a full moon and Capt. Rhon asked all on board (if all agreed wich we happily did) we would stay out 15 minutes more to see a brilliant Moon Rise. How utterly cool to see the sunset perfectly and the moon rise just as perfet!! A real rare treat!!! No matter how many times ( this being our 8th trip to KW) We can never get enough nor take it for granted!!! Please consider the Jolly Rover II for your perfect Sunset....PS - you can let out the "Yarn" and hoist the "Canvas", man the "Wheel" and are privy to firing the cannon on the enemy LOL :)

Visited May 2013
Thank Catherine F
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Top Notch Experience”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Captain Rio and crew get an A+ for making our sunset cruise a fun experience. Loved the more intimate experience of a smaller ship without the party atmosphere that exists on some of the other schooners/ships. The crew went out of their way to be sure we were having a great time. A great sunset was the icing on the cake for this experience. With or without the beautiful sunset it would have been a wonderful experience. Totally enjoyed our evening on the Jolly Rover!! Thanks Rio and crew!!

Visited May 2013
Thank Wanderlust34212
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Granbury, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best Sail boat for sunset cruise”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We went on the Jolly Rover ll for a sunset cruise. We had a blast and the shipmates were great and very entertaining. Would highly recommend to everyone going. It is a bring your own booze which we enjoyed very much

Visited May 2013
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