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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

We went back to Key West for a friends Birthday and Dry Tortugas was a highlight. This was something we missed our last trip because it does take a better part of the day. It's an awesome boat ride out with a huge Breakfast Buffet...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Mary R
Reviewed January 11, 2018

We enjoyed the park, but we did not realize how long the trip would take to get there and get back. The rough seas did not help. However, the crew was great and they did a good job keeping the cabin and bathrooms clean. The...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank OdessaCollins
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend did the snorkeling and walked all around this beautiful place! We had a blast and enjoyed every second. Everyone on the boat was so kind and the boat was clean and the food was very good!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank jschreiber97
Reviewed January 10, 2018

Sone of the most unspoiled water in FL....Reef is incredable...Fishing is out of this world but you will need a charter or your own boat

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 384dcook
Reviewed January 10, 2018

This day trip was so worth it. The beauty of this place is amazing. No need to edit any of the photos at all. We did the boat excursion and loved every part of this day. This should be on everyone's bucket list for sure!!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Tracy B
Reviewed January 9, 2018

One of the highlights of our trip to Key West. Not everyday that you get fly in a sea plane. The journey to the fort was part of the DryTortugas experience. Definitely spring for the Sea Plane. You wont be disappointed.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

The seaplane trip to the Dry Tortugas National Park was great. The snorkeling gears was included. We had a great time snorkeling around the outside wall of the fort. My husband walked around the fort while we swam. He didn't see anything interesting. Definitely worth...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank GBgal1
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

Lots to do here. Tour the fort. Walk the grounds. Snorkel the beautiful waters. We took the seaplane. The full day trip will give you more time. The morning trip is very quiet if you want to get here before the ferry. There are no...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank MaryBee_21
Reviewed January 8, 2018

This is a place that needs to be seen by everyone in the world. It is incredible how this Fort has held up to the elements for so many years. It is very beautiful. The snorkeling is amazing all the different types of fish you...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Lesley D
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

I had a awesome day over there! Me, my wife and 2 others friends we went to this park to see the jails and sunset over the beach! I drank some “key West beer” and enjoy a lot! Is a good beach to swing 1/2...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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September 13, 2018|
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Response from 977samd | Reviewed this property |
Try a Day Trip by Catamaran, it’s 5-star, (search the web - don’t quit for day trips by boat to Dry Tortugas - be persistent -call by cell every lead and you will connect) it’s a beautiful, fun, boating day, usually great... More
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August 26, 2018|
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Response from Jason M | Reviewed this property |
The North Coaling Dock Ruins had thousands of Silver Side Fish being ran by a school of Tarpons, which we were swimming among. We also saw a sting ray and 2 juvenile Barracudas there. Both the North and South Coaling dock... More
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Response from Helen C | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see any crocodiles but I don’t know where he hangs out...
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Atlanta, Georgia
Trip Plan questions (6 Replies)
Thinking of doing a fly and drive short road trip during last of April. This is what we plan to do- Fly into Ft. Lauderdale Go to Homestead area and visit Everglades National park Spend the night in Key largo Drive down to Key West Stay in Key West for 2-3 days- want to see Mel Fisher museum, Hemingway museum, Old Town area, and possibly a trip out to Dry Tortugas National park Drive back to Ft. Lauderdale Is late April a good time to visit? Changes or additions...More
January 18, 2015|
Response fromSDT|
Sounds like a good plan. Just be sure you allow plenty of time to get back to Fort Lauderdale for your flight, or consider spending a night in that area prior to the flight. April is a beautiful month to visit.
Raleigh, NC
Dry Tortugas National Park? (4 Replies)
The last review I saw for this park was dated 2006. Any ideas why? It sounds very interesting. Anyone have feedback about going? I read that some book a sea plane and others a ferry ride. Any suggestions? Thanks!
May 01, 2007|
Response fromphillygirl17|
If you do a search on the forum, tons of stuff will come back. It has been talked about alot recently.
West Fargo, North Dakota
Boy Scouts: restaurants and activities (10 Replies)
We have a group of boy scouts staying in Key West a day before heading to Sea Base. They arrive around 2pm and have until noon the next day. Would like to get recommendations of restaurants, maybe with seafood. Would need dinner and lunch the next day. Also, looking to sight see or do a water type of activity. Looking at one of these as possibilities: the Shipwreck Museum, Southern Most point, Rippley's believe or not odditorium and Dry Tortugas National park. Any suggestions? These...More
August 04, 2016|
Response frombuffetguy69|
The dry Tortugas isn't a real option. Thats a whole day event. The sunset festival will provide them with enough to do in the evening. Southern most Point is about a 5 minute deal, depending upon the line waiting to have their pictures taken there. Ripleys - IMHO - is more of a tourist trap thing, but thats just me. Take them to the beach - Smathers Beach - and let them tire themselves out. Rent bikes and take a ride around the island. You can get into Mel Fishers Museum and get a...More