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“The most BEAUTIFUL place on earth!!”

Dry Tortugas National Park
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Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran
Ranked #2 of 180 things to do in Key West
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We LOVED our time at the Dry Tortugas National Park! It is so gorgeous out there, quiet, peaceful, relaxing, and so much to look at. Fort Jefferson is a magnificent structure, fantastic educational experience. Spectacular snorkeling!! We will make a trip out here every time we are in Key West. We made the trip out there on the tour boat Yankee Freedom III. The staff members on the boat were all very nice, the boat was clean and well appointed, the food was good, plenty of seating both inside in the air-conditioning, or outside on the decks. We took the guided tour, and our tour guide, Jeff, was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable on the history of the fort. I only wish we could have had more time to explore. Camping is allowed on the grounds outside the fort, and while I'm not a camper, I would certainly camp there.

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

2 hour ride to the park by water; nice ride on the Yankee Freedom; had sandwiches for lunch onboard as well as breakfast; Fort Jefferson is huge; if snokeling go on the eastern side of the fort - much better scenery and fish

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Dry Tortugas is a must when visiting Key West, if you are interested in snorkeling, birding and history. The Yankee Freedom III that takes you to the island is a very comfortable boat with a great crew for the 2.5 hour trip. That is a lot of time on the boat, but is worth it. The cost is a bit high, but again worth the experience. There is not enough time to do everything on the island if one is interested in exploring all the snorkeling areas and bird and see Fort Jefferson. The Dry Tortugas NP was a high point of our vacation in Key West.

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Our group of 8 took the day trip to Dry Tortugas National Park. The ferry ride over on the Yankee Freedom was very comfortable...air conditioning, bathrooms. It has 2 inside seating decks, and 2 outside decks. It is approximately 2-1/2 hour trip one way. They provided (included in the ticket price) a light breakfast buffet. After we docked at Fort Jefferson, we took a guided 1/2 hour tour of the Fort. The Park Rangers were extremely accommodating and informative. After the tour, we were provided a lunch buffet, that included homemade tuna salad, cold cuts, fruit, chips, water and sodas, also included in the ticket price. After lunch, we were on our own to snorkel the South Beach and the North Beach. It is a very good place to snorkel. Snorkel equipment was provided. After snorkeling, the boat provides a fresh water shower and there is a changing room on the dock to change into dry clothes for the trip home. On the boat ride back to Key West, they offer alcoholic beverages for sale. I would highly recommend the trip to Dry Tortugas.

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Seaplane adventure to Dry Tortugas was incredible. Our pilot was really cool, he made everything fun and easy. Just remember, NEVER EVER TRY TO SNORKEL INTO THE MOAT!

Thank John D
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