Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park, Key West: Address, Phone Number, Dry Tortugas National Park Reviews: 5/5

Dry Tortugas National Park
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Manda B
Dayton, OH6 contributions
Worth it!
Jun 2021 • Family
Absolutely worth it! We booked a few months in advance which is highly recommended. The worst part is the long ferry ride to your destination 2.5 hours! A total of 5 hours is a lot of time on a bumpy packed ferry. But, the crew makes you as comfortable as they can. A basic breakfast (bagel and cream cheese) lunch (subs turkey, or ham) a cash bar and very friendly staff. Dry Tortugas was a very cool place! Lots of history in the fort itself, and a very cool place to snorkel! If you haven’t been, go at least once.
Written June 16, 2021
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mgwis
Connecticut669 contributions
Great trip
We booked this trip 3 month in advance just to make sure we can get tickets. Make sure to bring masks as you will need them. We arrived around 7 am. You need to check and you will be given your boarding passes with the number assigned to each. The boarding will be based on this number, so you will have more flexibility on picking your seat. We set outside on the second floor. It was nice but very bumpy and if you needed to use the bathroom or get a drink you had to go down which is a bit of a pain for young kids and seniors. On the way back we opted for indoor seating downstairs with easy access to outside deck which I recommend. Breakfast was pretty basic bagel w/cream cheese and yogurt. If you want something else pick up breakfast on the way. Lunch was very good from Jersey Mike’s ham or turkey sandwiches, chips, cookie and drinks. Beach was tiny but had some great snorkeling. The tour was very interesting and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made it entertaining or the younger ones. Overall, all the staff worked very hard to make our experience one of a kind. This is a great day tip.
Written June 16, 2021
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Walter O
Severn, NC166 contributions
Great National Park
Jun 2021
Took the boat trip out to Dry Tortugas and had an awesome time. Great fort tour, then swimming & snorkeling in the Gulf of Mexico. 5 Stars !!
Written June 15, 2021
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Weston S
1 contribution
Amazing trip!!!
Jun 2021 • Couples
Amazing trip! Tour was awesome, staff were fantastic, highly recommend to anyone who likes historic sites and great beaches!

Also got engaged (she said yes!) which only made it that much better! 10/10
Written June 13, 2021
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Patrick H
1 contribution
Plan it on your trip, book it first. Busy busy busy
Jun 2021 • Couples
Boat personal was excellent, the drive out n back were 2.5 hours but the crew made the time fly by.
Inside is air conditioned. Outside has both a covered area and a open air seating for tanning.
Beautiful fort, views from top amazing.
Enjoyed it.
Written June 10, 2021
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Matthew K
12 contributions
Great Memorial Day Weekend Getaway
May 2021
Captain and Crew of the cat were very friendly and helpful. The tour guide from the boat for Fort Jefferson really knew about the history of the fortress and all of the little secrets that exist within it. Snorkeling spots are really good. They provide you with the gear that you will need for this adventure. Feed you a Ham or Turkey sandwich from Publix. On the way back the $3 cans of beer were very reasonable. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to go and see the fort and the snorkeling, however, this is one of those places that you go once to check the box.
Written June 8, 2021
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mmfoy
Delran, NJ264 contributions
Go see this National Park!
May 2021
This was the highlight of our trip to the Keys. We took the seaplane over and it was worth every penny! It's such a cool place!
Written June 7, 2021
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Brett Galambos
Collegeville, PA214 contributions
Excellent!
Jun 2021 • Couples
Great experience that was very educational! Our Tour guide David was awesome! We also had the opportunity to speak with John Spade /Head Engineer of Maintenance at the Fort. He was very interesting to speak with regarding his
Experiences at Dry Tortugas, as well as his work as a Captain with Experiential activities taking youths out on sailing vessels with Vision Quest. Very ironic that John grew up in the Pottstown area of Pennsylvania,where Joyce and I are from.

Thank you for the Wonderful day!
Brett Galambos and Joyce Tomlinson
Written June 6, 2021
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Rena V
Hattiesburg, MS11 contributions
Fun in the sun at the Dry Tortugas!
We had a wonderful time exploring Fort Jefferson and snorkeling around the Island. The trip to and from the Dry Tortugas was entertaining and informative. The captin made the trip as smooth as possible, the staff accommodated us in every way possible. Zach, our tour guide provided us with some very interesting information about the Fort, other Islands and points of interest. This is a must do while visiting Key West!
Written June 6, 2021
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Alex F
The Villages, FL1,029 contributions
Good for at least once.
The whole experience started with the crew from the Yankee Freedom III. This catamaran’s crew were exceptional; attentive cordial, informative. Due to COVID, the breakfast and lunch brown bags were not the best, but at least they accommodated those with dietary restrictions. Fort Jackson, located in the Island of Dry Tortugas is impressive, but lacking attention; repairs , maintenance and lack of safety barriers, etc. If you have fair/sensitive skin,,,, be aware. Limited areas with shade to protect yourself from the sun.
Written June 4, 2021
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