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Dry Tortugas National Park

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Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran
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You Must Plan a Day and do This!!!!!

My wife and I live in Miami so coming to the Keys is easy. We planned this excursion on my birthday and it was an event of a lifetime! The catamaran is as smooth as glass on the... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2016
Miami, Florida
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Michigan Center, Michigan
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2016

This is a great trip for history buffs and boaters. Unfortunately we went on a clear, sunny, beautiful day, but the seas were extremely rough. The crew was excellent in coaching those who were prone to sea sickness, but the boat trip there and back was very rough being that it is in very open seas. We were pre-warned by... More 

4 Thank Sandy B
Miami, Florida
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2016

My wife and I live in Miami so coming to the Keys is easy. We planned this excursion on my birthday and it was an event of a lifetime! The catamaran is as smooth as glass on the water; you get to see dolphins racing the boat. The food and sodas are included in the price so there is nothing... More 

1 Thank sabledad
Homestead, Florida
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2016

It is great experience need to visit once in your lifetime. Great for exploring, hearing/reading about history, and watching nature. It is a must see while in Key West!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

The boat ride is quite long to get to the park although we knew that before booking the trip. The day started out good on the dock as the man working in the ticket booth was very cordial. From there it went downhill with the exception of a nicely prepared lunch buffet that had something for every diet. The staff... More 

6 Thank skysis
Cresskill, New Jersey
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

It's an all day trip, but one well worth it. You have to get up early to get to the Ferry (and make sure you reserve your tickets in advance, especially during spring break it fills up), they will tell you if they expect rough sees and sell individual portions medication,but we didn't need it, seas were calm enough (still... More 

1 Thank Aske_f
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

It was beautiful, fun, and educational. The kids had a great time playing in the phenomenal sand and we saw many beautiful birds. The fort was very nice and so were the rangers. If a kid completed the little booklet about the fort, they got a free ice cream. My 5 year old didn't get some of the answers right,... More 

1 Thank Xiaofang W
Jinghong, China
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This was billed as an excursion with interesting historical sites and great snorkeling. It was neither. It's a long (2.5 hr.) boat ride to get there from Key West (and another 2.5 hr. to get back) that costs about $170 per person. The fort on the island might be interesting if you've never seen one from that period, but it's... More 

5 Thank James B
burlington, vt
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

The Dry Tortigas National Park is a Gem! A ferry ride from Key West takes you to natural and historical experience like no other. The ferry experience is excellent - worth every cent of the hefty price tag. The experience and memories are priceless!

Thank konacoco
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

If you are in to National Parks and visiting Key West, definitely see it! Its no't cheap to take the ferry, but at least you get breakfast and lunch, and they supply you with snorkeling equipment. Ft. Jefferson is really something to see! Be sure to take your Dramamine if you are inclined to motion sickness, however. We did, but... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

We took the Sea Plane option to travel down from Key West and this was a great experience flying low over the keys. We could see turtles, sharks and Sting Ray from the plane and the afternoon flight we booked arrived just as the last tour boat had left for Key West so we got the island almost to ourselves.... More 

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