View a spectacular Key West sunset from a two-masted wooden schooner on this evening sail. Travel past top Key West attractions including the Historic Seaport, Mallory Square's Sunset Celebration, the Navy Mole pier and the Civil War–era Fort Zachary Taylor. Help raise the sails of the tall ship and even take a turn at the wheel! Watch the setting sun paint the sky shades of red and orange as you sip on Champagne, or other drinks, and nibble on artisan cheeses and fresh fruit.
Board the Appledore II in the early evening and help the crew hoist the sails as you embark on your 2-hour cruise near Key West, Florida. The hand-built 86-foot (26-meter) tall ship is a two-masted wooden schooner commissioned by a couple, Herb and Doris Smith, who circumnavigated the globe in the boat more than 30 years ago. Today, the ship's time is split between Key West and the Maine area. Feel free to ask the crew to share their adventures on the 2,000-mile (3,220-km) voyage the ship makes between Maine and Key West twice a year.
Cross the southernmost point of the US and see Key West sights such as the Historic Seaport; Mallory Square's Sunset Celebration, a nightly arts festival; the Navy Mole pier where large ships dock; and Fort Zachary Taylor of the Civil War era. As you sail, try your hand at the captain's wheel and capture photos of the gorgeous Florida evening sky.
Kick back and relax with a glass of Champagne, homemade sangria, or other beverage, and savor artisan cheeses and fresh fruit. Your captain will make sure the Appledore II is in the best position for you to view a glorious Florida sunset. Your relaxing 2-hour sunset sail concludes at dusk.
On our way back to port this was one of the shots we got.
Photo by: Anonymous
Another shot of the sunset.
Photo by: Anonymous
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The boat booth next to the Schooner Wharf Bar at Key West Bight
Winter Departure: 5pm Summer Departure: 6:30pm
Returns to original departure point
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Champagne Sunset Cruise
Schooner sunset cruise
Drinks including Champagne, homemade Sangria, boutique wine, premium beer, soft drinks and water
Food and drinks (unless noted)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Must be age 21 or over to drink alcoholic beverages on this cruise
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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I absolutely loved the sunset cruise. It was very relaxing on a boat. The sunset was amazingly beautiful. The staff was very inviting and boy did they keep the drinks coming. I enjoyed it so much that every time I'm in Key West I'm taking a sunset cruise.
Reviewed by: Anonymous, USA, September 2008
Great cruise, nice sunset, very recommended. Good choice if you're in Key West.