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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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I can not over emphasize what a great trip it is to travel out by ferry to Ft. Franklin and roam the grounds of the old fort and to see the beautiful Caribbean/Gulf. The Yankee... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2014
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Waco, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I can not over emphasize what a great trip it is to travel out by ferry to Ft. Franklin and roam the grounds of the old fort and to see the beautiful Caribbean/Gulf. The Yankee Freedom crew did a superb job of getting us out to the fort, conduct a 60 minute tour then allow us to walk around the... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We took seaplane here...worth every penny for a once in a lifetime experience. Snorkeling was fair though. Not a place I'd go to again and again but to experience it was magical.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My man and I have been to Key West twice together and both times we went to DT. The first time we took the ferry which was interesting. The seas were rough (8-9' chop) and the boat moved so much it caused at least half the folks to get sea-sick. You get a wonderful breakfast but most lost that. They... More 

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Elk River, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My friend and I had an awesome time on this trip. I especially enjoyed the boat ride, snorkeling, hiking, and meeting new people. It was a wonderful adventure and I would certainly encourage everyone to check out this park. It should be on the bucket list.

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Milpitas, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We took the seaplane out and back and only spent two and a half hours on the island. Recent surgery limited my walking and prohibited snorkeling so my ability to appreciate it was a bit limited. Wish I had been in better physical shape. But.. it was impressive nonetheless. When you think of when Fort Jefferson was built and realize... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Good trip. Enjoyed swimming in the water. Wasn't really up to hiking all over the jail -up and down tiny stairways.

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We have been to Key West several times and for some reason just finally made it to the Dry Tortugas. This is one of the best experiences I have ever had. We took the seaplanes (amazing) and were able to spot lots of wild life during the flight. The fort is huge and you are able to walk through most... More 

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

It is hard to describe how good this trip was for us. We went by sea plane to the island and it meant that you could see into the water all the way there. You could see hammer head sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles. There was no ferry shuttle on the day we went so this meant that there was... More 

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Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I stayed here overnight, for 3 nights, 4 days, including the travel time. The crew is fantastic. They are more than willing if not eager to accommodate and seem happy. It's easy to get a crew who is bored with the mundane repetitiveness as a cruise like this. But their enthusiasm is noted as a passenger, so points for that.... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We took the morning seaplane which gets in about an hour before the ferry boat. So you get an hour almost to yourself on the island. Fascinating history and great snorkeling.

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