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Dry Tortugas National Park

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Address: , Key West, FL
Phone Number: (305) 242-7700
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It is not easy getting to Dry Tortugas National Park which is why I gave it that title. First you have to get to Key West and then take a ferry boat ride that lasts about 2 1/2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is not easy getting to Dry Tortugas National Park which is why I gave it that title. First you have to get to Key West and then take a ferry boat ride that lasts about 2 1/2 hours each way for a total of 5 hours of your day. The cost is quite expensive $170 per person so you... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If there is one big splurge you make during your time in Key West, make it a trip to the Dry Tortugas. Reserving a spot on one of the high speed catamarans is the easiest and most efficient way to go. A round trip ticket that typically includes lunch and drinks, free snorkeling equipment as well as a free tour... More 

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great day trip! They also have camping, though there is no fresh or running water on the island so you'll need to bring your own. We took the ferry rather than the seaplane. It's less costly, yes, but we enjoyed the trip itself. In addition, you get a lot more time at the park if you take the ferry and... More 

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Gillette, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you don't like the crowds of most National Parks this is the one to visit. A Key West must do. The ferry ride was relaxing, the history interesting and the snorkeling fantastic.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful. Great history. Saw 6 sea turtles on the boat ride back. Saw a group of Cuban refugees at the island that had arrived just the night before. Nice lunch!

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Dumfries, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Do not arrive in Key West on a whim and think you can get tickets! Plan ahead and book early! This is an amazing trip and experience that should not be missed! Pack plenty of water and sunscreen. Plan to tour at your leisure or with a guide, snorkel, and beach it up! The Yankee Freedom crew make you feel... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I arrived at the park via seaplane (another wonderful experience) and we truly enjoyed the wondrous views and hearing about the park's rich history. We did some snorkeling and as luck would have it, we saw a manatee within 10 yards of us - one hadn't been seen in years until the week we arrived there. It... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is one of those "bucket list" items that must be experienced. While the price isn't cheap, it proved well worth it. The trip, 70 miles from Key West aboard the Yankee Freedom III lasts about 2 and a half hours. Reservations are a must as the ship only carries so many passengers. A nice breakfast is served and helps... More 

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Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I did a day trip by boat to the Dry Tortugas National Park. It was a spectacular day. The ride out was smooth and beautiful. When we were at the park, we were able to tour the old fort and then snorkel at our leisure. I cannot describe in words just how beautiful and amazing this park... More 

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Braselton, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Take the seaplane from Key West Airport. 45 minutes there and 30 minutes back. Tour the fort and snorkel. Stay as long as you like. Every time a seaplane lands to drop off passengers you can fly back on that seaplane. Your option is to go by Boat. Takes 6-7 hours round trip and other passengers getting sea sick.

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