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“Totally worth it!”

Schooner Jolly II Rover
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 25, 2014

We took a sunset sail one night during our Key West trip, and this was the boat to be on. The crew was very knowledgeable and super friendly, especially Captain Rio. He was great at telling us all about the boat and pointing out all the different landmarks that we passed by. This is a smaller ship (20-30 people) compared to some of the BIG party boats that go out at sunset and it is BYOB, which is great and saved us a bunch of money. We stopped and got some beer on the way over and they put it in a cooler with ice on the ship for us as soon as we arrived to check in. They also have a couple black powder cannons on board that they "fire" at passing ships (they are loud, but they give you plenty of warning to cover up your ears). Captain Rio also let some folks help raise the sails and steer the boat, providing lots of great photo ops. All in all, it was worth every penny and we would highly recommend adding this to your trip one night!

Thank HarleyRider93
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Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Wife and I went out for the sunset cruise. We had a great time with amazing views. The trip was very relaxing and the staff was very friendly and informative. Plus you can bring your own beer along and keep it in their cooler! We will definitely do this again next time we are in Key West.

Thank Dustin111
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

I've been on a few schooner trips out of Key West and this one is my favorite! Captain Rio, Kelsie, and Margo took great care of us as we toured the harbors and they told us about the islands and sights nearby. A definite must do in Key West!

Thank Demian H
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

I had an awesome time at the sunset cruise with my parents.

A big plus point : The ship was not over crowded like most of the other cruises there. There families with kids as well as young and senior couples. Such a diverse group of people but everyone was having fun on board and at the same time could enjoy having their own space and privacy.

Ship: The sail boat is one of a kind, with the traditional red colored sails. The ride was very relaxing. What could be better than sailing in the calm of the ocean with the beautiful sunset, in an amazing sail boat.

Crew: The crew was very friendly. They made sure each person on the ship was taken care of.

Fun part: you get to take your turn at the wheel!!! And they fire cannon shots too!!!

Would definitely love to sail again with Schooner Jolly II Rover. Amazing ship and awesome crew!!

Thank Snehal S
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had originally booked an afternoon cruise on this ship, but when we arrived for boarding we learned that there were only 5 of us booked on the cruise and that they needed a 6th passenger to sail. They held the cruise open a while to see if a 6th person might show up, but no one did. We were given a few options: sail on an afternoon cruise the next day, sail on the sunset cruise that evening (that cruise is $10 more per person, but they would comp that additional cost) or we could split the cost of the 6th seat with the other passengers so we could sail. We wanted to split the 6th spot, but the others didn't so we took the sunset cruise option.

Although we were disappointed that we couldn't sail that afternoon, the sunset cruise ended up being a great choice. The sunset was just beautiful (and made for a great photo op) and the cruise was very relaxing. The crew was excellent. They were very friendly and made it a fun experience.

Thank Meg M
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