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Dry Tortugas National Park

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Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran
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Amazing, even if the weather started out rough!

Loved the boat ride, the meal was good, but the snorkeling & the fort were beyond expectations! I can't wait to see it on a sunny day!

Reviewed February 6, 2017
Kat H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

Although at $350 for 2 this an expensive day trip you do get a boat trip (2.5) hours each way. Breakfast and lunch. Free snorkeling equipment hire, a tour of the fort and informative talks from the captain. The day we went was sunny, the sea calm the food fine considering it was on a boat and serving 150. We... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Loved the boat ride, the meal was good, but the snorkeling & the fort were beyond expectations! I can't wait to see it on a sunny day!

Thank Kat H
Rainbow Lake, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Reading some of the bad reviews, I had to laugh. Do a little homework and know what you are getting into people! Yes, it's a long boat ride. BUT, they tell you that! What do you expect? The water was silty and visibility was poor when we snorkeled. That happens. Especially when it's been windy. If you are going just... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Great national park. Well maintained and interesting. Super park personnel who provide very entertaining tours.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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Reviewed February 6, 2017

Four of us spent the day learning about and enjoying our visit to the Dry Tortugas. We took along snorkel gear but there was too much else to do. We opted for the longer tour of Ft. Jefferson and am so glad we did. If I could, I think I would camp there to be able to explore more. A... More 

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Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Looking for a great way to spend a day, then hop aboard the Yankee Freedom and travel to Dry Tortugas. Beautiful waters with lots of colorful fish, and don't have to snorkel to see them! Just take a walk on the walkway around Ft. Jefferson to you can see them. Of course for the water lovers it is a great... More 

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Savannah, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved going to the island. Being a big history buff, I was excited to get to visit the park. The water was amazing and the fort was huge. I went on one of the tours provided by the ferry. He seemed to know what he was talking about. We stopped at several points inside the fort and on top.... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed February 5, 2017

The fort and history were outstanding, the snorkelling fantastic! The ride was also long but interesting.

Northeast Tennessee
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Reviewed February 4, 2017

There is plenty of history at Fort Jefferson unfortunately there wasn’t anyone that could impart that information to visitors. Having said that I was on a Seaplane visit that arrived at 8:30am, which was great since the only visitors were the 10 on the plane and the campers excluding the workers and National Park Rangers (that didn’t come on duty... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed February 4, 2017

Made the trip via Sea Plane. Loved the ride & sights. The history behind and of the fort was fascinating. To see how our government thought back then, and spent our money back then is mind boggling, shipping the materials, etc. All the folks on site were very friendly. It is worth the trip!

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