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Key West Schooner Appledore Backcountry Eco-Tour: Sail, Snorkel & Kayak

8 Reviews | Key West


Overview

Set sail aboard our classically-styled schooner as she departs Key West's Historic Seaport for a full day of sailing and exploration through the  pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  Observe complex ecosystems and flourishing marine life as you snorkel the backcountry's own unique patch reef and kayak through centuries-old, uninhabited mangrove islands.  Enjoy our ample and diverse buffet lunch, snacks and refreshments throughout the duration of your trip.  Adults are welcome to indulge in bottomless beer and wine on our leisurely sail back towards the harbor.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Breakfast included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Reviews

Average 4.88 out of 5 stars based on 8 verified reviews from Tours of Key West.

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Patrick W, Jul 2019
Though weather interfered with the completion of our tour, the crew was wonderful and we would go back in a heartbeat.
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Patrick W, Jul 2019

Though weather interfered with the completion of our tour, the crew was wonderful and we would go back in a heartbeat.

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Ida S, Aug 2017

The experience was changed early Saturday morning for a Catamaran. We left our hotel open minded. It turned to be amazing, we had a fantastic captain and crew. Our small children were accommodated with the proper gear for snorkeling which was the highlight of the trip for them - open ocean, shallow reef, beautiful weather! - We had a fantastic kayaking time around a mangrove key and our children saw species of birds, nurse sharks... to later splash and play on a light padded foam laid to float on the open ocean safely close to the boat. The breakfast was very nice, lunch was great as well, open beer bar for adults, water and juice for our little ones! Good music and got very lucky to have a great group of travelers along on the catamaran.

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Lori B, Jul 2017

Awesome captain and crew. Very small group on this trip. They made my grandson feel very special. I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting a sailing,kayaking and snorkeling trip.

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John M, Sep 2016
Great day on the water. I was fascinated to learn of the boats history. The staff was kind and knowledgeable. I have already recommended you to several friends.
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John M, Sep 2016

Great day on the water. I was fascinated to learn of the boats history. The staff was kind and knowledgeable. I have already recommended you to several friends.

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chris s, Jul 2016

Excellent tour, great value for the money. Loved that they restrict trips to small groups just 8 of us. Super attentive staff on board who cater to your every need and truly want to ensure you have a good time. Too bad we couldn't raise the sails that day. But the snorkeling and kayaking and water play and sight-seeing were superb! A big shout-out to the on board crew of the Appledorf -- Jason, Jess and Jess -- y'all rock.

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Brett H, Mar 2018

Crew was very nice and accommodating. Smaller group on the boat is also nice and food was fine. Activities were just ok. Snorkeling was in open water with not a lot to see and kayaking was a quick spin around a mangrove island. I still recommend the trip because its nice to be on a smaller boat for the day and again, the crew was great.

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