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Sail into History on the Schooner Western Union

The Official Flagship of Key West and the State of Florida

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Sunset Sails, a Key West tradition.

Many visitors to Key West are attracted by it’s off beat way of life, so many seek locals spots and follow Key West traditions. Sunset sails are one of the must do activities on the island. Ask any local about…

Schooner Western Union, Key West’s Flagship.

The Schooner Western Union, is not only the flagship of the city of Key West, but also the flagship of the State of Florida. Built in the Southernmost City, she ended up being not only the last tall ship built…

The schooner’s restoration, now underway.

August 1st marked the next phase of the restoration of the mighty Schooner Western Union. We are starting this project much sooner than anticipated thanks to a remarkably strong season of sunset sails and the reintroduction of our very popular…

Summer Sailing

The slower paced balmy days of Key West in the summer, what a great time to be here. We still have a lot of visitors but you can tell it’s summer. A day Sail on the Western Union allows one…

Schools Out.

What are your plans for the summer? The summer season is alive and well, and in full swing here in Key West. This time of year brings many families for their “Summer Vacation”, some first timers, some regulars. South Florida…

Memorial Day Weekend

Are you ready for the summer? Memorial Day marks the start of the Summer season for many. This weekend in Key West is going to be busy with the Southernmost City full to the brim with visitors from all over…

Key West, it’s all about the water.

Key West is a very small island, we have a saying down here, “When you don’t know what you are doing, everybody else does”. The waters around the Southernmost City become an extension of the island itself, so many of…

The Conch Republic Independence Celebration

On April 23rd 1982 the Conch Republic was born. This years celebration kicks off on Friday the 19th and runs through Sunday the 28th. Lots of “Only in Key West” events. For those of you not familiar with how the…

The Famous Key West Sunset

They say a trip to Key West is not complete without watching the sunset. Mallory Square is a popular spot for many, street performers vie for your attention, food vendors and local artisans offer treats and souvenirs. Known as the…