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Address: 202 William St, Key West, FL 33040-6645
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Schooner Western Union is the official flagship of Key West and the State...

Schooner Western Union is the official flagship of Key West and the State of Florida. She's one of the oldest working wooden schooners in the United States and on the National Register of Historic Places.Aboard the Schooner Western Union Maritime Museum, you'll be transported to another era as you experience a one-of-a-kind journey through the glory days of this magnificent ship.

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thanks alot of this things bcoz such a nice place to go other.there in other place to stay relaxing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2015
henry s
Gardena, California

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

My wife and i have been going to Key West for 14-15 years. One of our first sundet cruises was on the Western Union and it was FANTASTIC! HOWEVER, the boat is now closed to the public as it is unsafe and is rotting away at it's moorings. There are places that look like you could push a hand through... More 

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Gardena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

thanks alot of this things bcoz such a nice place to go other.there in other place to stay relaxing.

Thank henry s
Perris, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

This was so cool! We went on the star gazing tour and it was so amazing! They take you far out so it's very dark and the guide tells stories of the stars and history and legends. Truly an amazing night.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

We stopped by the Western Union on our visit thinking about going out on her again. Unfortunately, we found the magnificent historic ship in terrible shape. We hope that action is taken to save this wonderful piece of history.

3 Thank mwalkerBisbee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014 via mobile

For over 100 years this magnificent lady has been sailing the Atlantic Ocean. Constructed and launched in Key West this wonderful ship has been everything from laying cable to fishing to cruising on the high seas. Perfect for an afternoon or evening cruise or a wedding this wonderful ship is a must see when you're in Key West. Don't forget... More 

3 Thank Don L
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

This is an amazing sunset cruise. The Western Union has a rich history. Help hoist the sails, then sit back and relax to free food and drink as you watch the sun dip below the horizon. That is, until it's time to fire the cannon. Yes, they have a cannon. Worth every penny.

1 Thank rthiessen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

Have been on all of these cruises...the only reason I went to KW last month was to be on the Full Moon sail. Highly recommend the night cruises. The breeze is wonderful, it is peaceful, and now my favorite thing to do when I visit. You cannot go wrong...book it.

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Central Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

When visiting Key West a Sunset Cruise should be required! The Schooner Western Union was perfect for us......a picturesque boat with a unique history and a great crew, cold beer and free conch chowder. The captain does tell some great stories as well as some interesting stuff about Key West and the boat. The sunset was amazing and very peaceful... More 

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

This is a great sunset cruise. The staff is very friendly and the Captain told some great stories. Once we were under sail, it was amazing how quiet it was since there were no engines running. The sunset was beautiful!! Good value and good times.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

This, along with our cruise on the Jolly Rover ll, were my two favorite things in Key West. You can't go wrong with a sunset cruise. This is not a party boat, thank goodness.

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