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Dry Tortugas National Park

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Address: Key West, FL
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Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran
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HISTORY and fun all wrapped into one win win for this mom and dad with kids. We loved the old ruins of the fort the snorkeling. We did not camp there but you certainly can!

Reviewed 28 February 2017
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

HISTORY and fun all wrapped into one win win for this mom and dad with kids. We loved the old ruins of the fort the snorkeling. We did not camp there but you certainly can!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Fabulous guided tour of Fort Jefferson. If you snorkel you need to go pretty far out to get a good view. My husband did not go out far enough. I want to say "to the yellow buoy" but I'm not positive.

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

My son and I took the 8am flight to the Dry Tortugas and loved it! The view from the air as you fly from Key West and land on the water at the Tortugas is a unique and beautiful experience! The day we went a storm had gone thru so the snorkeling visibility was very poor but the fort itself... More 

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had to cancel our trip earlier last week as the weather forecast called for 100% chance of strong storms, and they were correct. Took our chances and went early a couple days later to get on the wait list. We did score a spot on the boat. Pros: breakfast and lunch included, interesting history and tour of the fort... More 

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St. Thomas
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We visited Dry Tortugas National Park in Feb 2017. We also camped for the night. You have to bring everything you could possibly need as there are no amenities on the island....even water. We met some great other campers and had a blast. I was glad we experienced the camping, as the ferry ride only allows you about 4 hours... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Dry Tortugas is a great all day trip. The boat leaves at 8:00 and returns at 5:30. It is 2.5 hours each way to the island. You are fed breakfast and lunch. Once on the island you can snorkel, gear provided, take a guided tour of the fort, or explore on your own. There is a bird sanctuary close by... More 

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Lucerne Valley, California
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Our plan was to do some snorkeling. That was not as good as we expected, but seeing Ft Jefferson and hearing the history was very well worth the trip.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Hands down one of the best parts of our anniversary trip. The ferry is crowded and bumpy, but the island beaches, marine life, and the fort itself are all breathtaking. Not to mention this is one of the most remote National Parks. The snorkeling was fantastic - zebra, barracuda, bright neon blues, and more. Do it!

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Littleton, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

We have visited Fort Jefferson two times and each time was a wonderful experience. Our experience will be different than most as we went via our own sailboat and stayed. (Maximum time is two weeks). To do that you must be self sufficient, as there are no facilities in this remote outpost. We learned oodles as the place is full... More 

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Although expensive, the day trip on board the Yankee Freedom to the Dry Tortugas national park is well worth the cost. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and deal with every eventuality with a smile. The island itself is fascinating - the history of the fort, and the many different types of wildlife are stunning. Beautiful blue waters and white... More 

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