Schooner Appledore
Schooner Appledore
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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.
Key West, United States

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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SarahLiane
Conneaut, OH5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great experience! My husband and I went on the Appledore schooner trip. It was a 5 hour trip that included snorkeling and kayaking through the mangroves. It was a small group on this trip just us and 3 other ladies. It was a fun time. We got out to the area for snorkeling and although I didn’t do the snorkeling because the waves were to rough my husband enjoyed it. The kayaking was really neat. Once you paddle over to the mangroves it’s super calm. You can see the bottom and even though you are out there in the ocean it’s only like 4-5 ft deep. You see a lot of birds and fish and it’s really neat. I would definitely recommend it. On the trip back they serve you lunch and use the sails to actually sail back to the harbor. Oh and it’s open bar. I recommend the homemade sangria! Worth the price and the captain and first mate are awesome! They answered any questions I had and really took the time to tell you about the boat and the area we were visiting. Bradley guided us on the kayak tour it was very interesting. Definitely recommend!
Written 12 April 2024
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Laura W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Our trip with Appledore on the schooner to go snorkeling and kayaking and return to harbor under sail was fantastic. The captain Jared and crew Mario and Renee were very knowledgeable, attentive, and patient. Their instructions were clear, the gear provided was clean and in good shape. The lunch and beverages that were served were delicious. The kayaking through some mangrove tunnels was particularly special. We would highly recommend the Appledore experience as a highlight of a Key West Florida trip. The only thing that might need some improvement is the in person check in process for the schooner, as we went to three different places to check in, with each location instructing us to go somewhere else to do the check in.
Written 3 April 2024
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blisshome
North Easton, MA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Intimate cruise on a small schooner (Appledore Star). Great crew with wonderful stories. No distracting boom box music. Sheer delight!
Written 20 March 2024
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Stefany H
Chicago, IL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We sailed this evening with Heather, Joe and Captain Dan. The sunset was spectacular. The crew kept us entertained and the drinks were more than one would ordinarily expect. Great experience. Highly recommend!!!!!
Written 18 March 2024
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Valerie C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Took a sunset cruise on the Schooner Appledore Star, which was the highlight of our weekend in Key West. Capt. Jared and Bradley were fantastic. Our time on the water was serene and our glasses were never empty. I’ve taken a few different sunset cruises around Key West over the years, but the Appledore Star was the highlight. Can’t wait to come back and cruise with them again. Hip hip hooray!
Written 16 March 2024
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Letha B
Smyrna, GA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were three couples traveling together and we had the ship to ourselves other than the crew. It was a beautiful day and we all had a great time sailing with Captain Pablo, Dan and Andy. Bloody Marys were excellent as were all other beverages. Once we turned the motor off switched to sails, it was so peaceful out on the water. The crew was very informative - we asked a lot of questions! Highly recommend, wish we’d scheduled a longer cruise!
Written 13 March 2024
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joneisenberg
Gonic, NH3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The cruise was amazing and the Captain Jared and his first mate Mario were fantastic! They even let me steer the ship and we didn't end up in Cuba 😁. Hope all is well with everyone and please be safe. Bubbles Up.
Written 11 March 2024
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Margaret Z
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Boat ride was great. Crew very friendly. Kayaking shorter than expected, but great to see all the pelicans. Snorkeling fun but didn’t see many fish. Food very good, but not as described. No snacks offered. Just describe it correctly. Sangria was fabulous.
Written 8 March 2024
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LisafromFlorida
Cape Coral, FL47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Very relaxing and fun! There happened to be only 14 people on board that night so it was just relaxed and, of course, a full bar. I got some great pictures.
Written 7 March 2024
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NewYorkStateOfMind
New York City, NY25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Jared and Mario provided an ultra professional, safe, relaxing and FUN day out on the water. The crew was very knowledgeable about the area and are experts at sailing. The lunch was excellent and the rum punch was delicious! Captain Jared let us steer the schooner and offered the opportunity to anyone else who was interested. Five star experience provided by this personable and enthusiastic crew!
Written 6 March 2024
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