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Schooner Spirit of Independence

202 William St, Historic Schooner Wharf Suite 1, Key West, FL 33040-6645
+1 305-849-4032
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The most AMAZING sunset!!

The sailboat and crew are incredible. Highly recommended for a romantic sunset cruise! Do it, you... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
MartySchmeg
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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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Sunset cruise

This was by far the best experience ever! Captain and staff were attentive. We were a group of 18... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Denise P
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We're sailing out of Key West bringing a lifetime of History and Adventure aboard. The focus will be a fun safe unforgettable sail. Sail Key West with us on a ship builder's masterpiece the Spirit of Independence. Sunset Sails, also available for special events.
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202 William St, Historic Schooner Wharf Suite 1, Key West, FL 33040-6645
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

The sailboat and crew are incredible. Highly recommended for a romantic sunset cruise! Do it, you won’t regret it!

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Rick S, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Marty Thank You very much for this excellent review. captain Rick

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

This was by far the best experience ever! Captain and staff were attentive. We were a group of 18 and they paid special attention to us and made sure to sing happy birthday to our birthday girl. This was the best night of our trip....More

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Rick S, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Denise Last night was soon awesome, we should pay YOU !!!!! your group was such wonderful fun nice people !!! And we lucked out with the MOST beautiful magic twilight ever !!! Thank You captain Ricky

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The Spirit of Independence is my favorite boat in the Key West. It is a beautiful vessel, a schooner, and its captain and crew are consummate professionals. Captain Rick is highly skilled, personable and extremely knowledgeable about local nautical history. His crew is versatile and...More

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Rick S, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

gradelat Thank you for this more than excellent review !!! PLEASE come sail with again because we love it when the passengers love the adventure we share. thank you captain Ricky

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I cannot thank Cpt. Rick and his crew enough for helping making my special night so amazing! We got engaged aboard the Spirit of Independence during the sunset sail and they really made it extra special. We will be back for another sail or maybe...More

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Rick S, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Shell Thanks for excellent review, and THANKS for thrilling our passengers that night with the romance, love, & beauty, you and yours shared with us that beautiful evening !!! captain Ricky

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

A recent beautiful sunset cruise was made even more amazing by Captain Rick’s proficiency, friendliness, and sharing of his knowledge and local stories. His crew, Kira and Joanne, were equally competent and fun to spend time with. The food and drink provided added the perfect...More

Thank Nancy R
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Rick S, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Nancy Thank You for very nice, excellent review, looking forward to our next cruise. captain Ricky

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

My husband and I went out for a sunset sail with this crew on this ship in early March. Where the other boats were crowded and noisy, the Spirit of Independence was not. We had the full attention of captain and crew and had personal...More

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Rick S, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Moed Thank You for appreciating all we do. These excellent reviews mean a lot to us. HOPING to sail with you & yours again Thank You captain Ricky

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

While in the Keys, we had the opportunity to sail in the Schooner Spirit of Independence with Captain Rick and Dayana. It was quite the pleasure to spend time on this beautiful schooner and with two people who enjoy what they have and what they...More

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Rick S, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Baker sounds like you sailed our 6 day operation Sea Base / Operation High Adventure ,, trips . THANKS for a GREAT week and this excellent review. captain Rick

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Had a great ride with Captain Rick & Crew. Everybody was very friendly and the sunset was out of this world! Very comfortable and well kept ship.

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Rick S, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Leighton Thanks for excellent review, tell a friend, come back and sail with us again. Thanks captain Rick

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

2nd time on the Schooner! We had a blast. Excellent service as well as sailing. My 2 year old son had so much fun. Special thanks to Captain Wade for letting James and myself (my son) steer the ship. He's been talking non-stop about "I...More

Thank Jessica G
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed the week I spent on the Schooner Spirit of Independence with Captains Rick and Dayana. Not only were they great sailors who made me feel comfortable and appreciative of the sea, but I learned so much from them. I really enjoyed hearing...More

Thank Manav J
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Rick S, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Manav Thanks for this excellent review. Your group really brighten'd up our week. We love sea adventures with Boy Scouts Of America, and your troop was way above average. Thanks for an awesome week captain Ricky

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Jean C
26 May 2017|
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Response from Rick S | Property representative |
Sat & Sunday are very available, then we stop sunset sails for 3 months to sail Boy Scouts in Fl keys
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Rachel S
27 March 2017|
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Response from Rick S | Property representative |
Singles are very welcome aboard Spirit, our decks are roomy for walking around while sailing, our passengers friendly to include you in conversations, we often have singles, hope to see ya. Captain Ricky
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William C
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65 $ per person + tax , we are currently sailing 5:30 to 7:30 these times change as sunset changes
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