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Yankee Freedom III

1,850 reviews
Key West, FL, USA
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About Yankee Freedom III
Discover the eighth wonder of the world aboard the Yankee Freedom II Dry Tortugas National Park Ferry. Cruise in spacious comfort to Fort Jefferson Dry Tortugas National Park seventy miles southwest of Key West. Our veteran captain and friendly crew will take you to one of the most unique and spectacular national parks in the United States. Your trip includes breakfast, lunch, snorkel gear and guided tour of the largest brick structure in the United States.
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Escape to the secluded islands and tropical beaches off the coast of Key West on this guided, full-day adventure to historic Dry Tortugas National Park. History buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike will love this unique voyage, where getting there is half the fun on board the Yankee Freedom III, a luxurious, state-of-the-art catamaran. Enjoy snorkeling (equipment provided) in the crystal blue waters and take in the military fort, national park, campground, sandy beaches and coral reefs that make this area special. Breakfast and lunch included.
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Fantastic and very knowledgeable (about Fort Jeff / Dry Tortugas NP) crew! Superb Catamaran boat - very comfortable and fast and smooth! Breakfast and lunch prepared deliciously and also included to cover those with special diet. Right from the check in at the dock in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank auburn13356
Reviewed 2 days ago

We headed out on a beautiful day. We hit very rough waters and the crew was wonderful assisting those of us who couldn’t handle it. We all were just fine and had a great day at the Tortugas. It’s an amazing adventure one I suggest...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Shari73
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend this trip if we go again we will spend more time snorkeling. It was amazing. Crew were helpful and courteous.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank FLMiranda
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a very interesting trip. The waters are the most unbelievable blue. The fort is very interesting. The water was a little choppy on our trip out to the key with several people having motion sickness. The crew was top notch in addressing the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 5301mfw
Reviewed 3 days ago

My family and I were really looking forward to our Ferry ride and a day of exploring Fort Jefferson and taking advantage of the amazing snorkeling we heard the Dry Tortugas has to offer. I have two young boys 5 and 8 and we are...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank PettegrewClan4
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of my favorite trips ever! Breakfast and lunch provided. Snorkeling equipment provided. Everything ran like clockwork! A very well-oiled machine! Kudos to the staff for making this such a great trip!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank RealGoodFun
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were excited to go on the trip to Tortugas. We arrived early that morning bleary-eyed but enthusiastic about our day. Boarding was handled well. We Couldn’t wait to get a sip of fresh, hot, coffee goodness. Except their coffee was easily and by far...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank D1153AEericl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful time at Dry Tortugas. The ferry crew does a great job moving things along. They fed us a nice breakfast and lunch. The fort has some good snorkeling and they provide the snorkel equipment. Not many people there which makes it nice. Ferry is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank THE U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

People were great they give you breakfast and lunch both really good. I think Hollywood was great he gives you lots of info there is like a 20 minute tour he will give you a lot of information you can also go on the walk...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 2011bmmble
Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxing 2 1/2 hour boat ride that included an all-you-can-eat breakfast and lunch buffet on the way to the island/park. Once you arrive, be sure to attend the 20-minute fort overview and hope that employee "Hollywood" is the presenter.....he would be the quintessential history professor.....engaging,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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seattlesun1
May 25, 2019|
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Response from gj652015 | Reviewed this property |
make sure you bring a towel and change of clothes. Dramamine is a good idea if your prone to motion sickness. they do sell it on board as well. a windbreaker or light jacket might be a good idea depending on time of year... More
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NatureChica
February 23, 2019|
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Response from AnnetteS805 | Reviewed this property |
Keep checking as the time gets closer because they have a 24 hour cancellation policy and people book ahead and then cancel all the time. They even advise the day before for the same reason. Good luck!
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travelplanner77
January 24, 2019|
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Response from TheodoreJay | Reviewed this property |
Yes motion sickness is a very real possibility. Almost everyone might be affected since the rough seas can affect just about all passengers. The crew will be ready with barf bags. I would definitely pre-medicate several... More
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