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Schooner Spirit of Independence

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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...more
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202 William St, Historic Schooner Wharf Suite 1, Key West, FL 33040-6645
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Crew was friendly and efficient Served excellence horderves Knowledgeable staff and sales associate Would definitely rebook this Cruise

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DRLDRLDRL
428ricks, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

DRL Thank you for this excellent review

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a group of 8 and decided last minute to take a sunset cruise on the Spirit. The captain and crew were super accommodating and entertaining. Everyone had a great time. We would definately choose this schooner again!!More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kelli P
428ricks, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kelli Thanks for excellent review , And thanks for saving our trip !!! minutes before sailing with only 4 passengers, surprise !! your group joined us making our trip 12 passengers instead of 4 !!! AND you guys were a ton of fun !!! Thank...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I have done the sunset sail with most of the Key West tall ships and the clear choice for us over the last few years is Schooner Spirit of Independence. The captain and crew are great and have been consistent for years....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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428ricks, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Alan Thank you for this very excellent review, and for being much more than a passenger, you and your beautiful wife are more like part of our ships family. I hope the world is as wonderful to you, as you are to the world. Many...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Capt. Rick and his excellent, gracious crew, Diana and Kelsey, provided a wonderful sail replete with stories of travels, great food and full cups of our favorite beverages. I've taken a lot of sunset sails in Key West over the two decades, The Spirit of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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428ricks, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Christie It was great having you and your family aboard it was very cool hearing your stories of Key West many years ago. Thank You for excellent review captain Ricky

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had to go back gain this year for some more fun with Captain Ricky and his great crew. I had a wonderful time and will keep going back to sail on his beautiful Schooner. The best sunset sail available in Key West in my...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Rick S, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Larry I remember you making your magic by sharing great stories, fun, & making friends with other passengers. One of our best parts of our adventure is roomy decks allow passengers to circulate and meet each other. Thank You Larry for being one of our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sailing with the spirit of independence was the most comfortable, welcoming and relaxing tour I’ve done in key west. It is also very affordable and the crew is very attentive. I would highly recommend coming aboard with captain Ricky and his crew.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David W
Rick S, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

David Thanks for excellent review !! comfortable & relaxing you say ,,,perfect ! We are not the wild party boat, or the hard sailing wet and scary boat. we are the fun boat that some how attracts the nicest passengers, where a combination of nice...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

ILooked up sunset cruises and went on the Spirit of the Independence. Captain Ricki welcomed us aboard along with the mates on the ship. This ship is in very good condition. Been a boater all my life in Florida and this is well taken care...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Rick S, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Les Thanks for excellent review !! we have a great start to a new season, been having great sails thanks to excellent weather and fun passengers Thankn You captain Rcky

Reviewed 26 October 2018

My love of sailboats brought me to the Spirit of Independence, and had the extreme pleasure of sailing the sunset cruise on 10/20/18. The boat is gorgeous! Reminiscent of those ships back in the pirate days. Excellent food and generous with beverages.... no empty cups...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Austi B
Rick S, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Austi Thanks for excellent review !!! Hope to sail with you again some day captain Ricky

Reviewed 24 October 2018

My wife’s best friend and husband came down from Michigan to visit us her in Key West for a week. After a lot of research, we decided to book a trip with Captain Rick for a sunset cruise experience. Being Key West locals, we obviously...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Rick S, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Jason Your excellent review was so great !!! I cant thank You enough for this way above average review. we love when our passengers enjoy & notice all the little things we do. Fun passengers interacting makes a giant difference, we can't always luck out...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Wow! Just WOW! Been on a lot of sunset cruises and this is one of the best. I highly recommend. Crew demonstrated awesome skills. Mother Nature cooperated by providing a picture perfect sunset and plenty of wind to fill the sails. The sail was not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Rick S, Owner at Schooner Spirit of Independence, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Carolyna Thanks for excellent review, and for mentioning our friends & family that support us The crew, Schooner Wharf, Kermit's key Lime, The support of these wonderful people keeps us going, and you too. Thank You Captain Ricky

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Jean C
26 May 2017|
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Response from 428ricks | 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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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
6 March 2017|
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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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