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“A great trip for the whole family”

Dry Tortugas National Park
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Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran
Ranked #2 of 180 things to do in Key West
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

The Dry Tortugas were amazing. The location is stunning and the water is crystal blue. Visibility on the reef was great. We especially liked the south dock, where fish and coral were abundant. The crew of the Yankee Freedom were helpful and friendly. The breakfast and lunch were simple but quite good.

Thank Pam K
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Great day of snorkeling and enjoying the park. We took the fast Cat out and left after the other main boat and got there at the same time. Lots of history and my group has lots of great memories and pictures.

Thank UTbone
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

If you have time, do NOT miss this day long adventure to our smallest national park. It leave early in the morning and is back at 5:30 and you get lunch and breakfast. It was such an unusual location and so histically interesting and after the great guided tour we were supplied with snorkel equipment to use at a fantastic beach (Beaches on Key West are not swim-worthy).

Thank CSturgeo
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We went over on a windy day so the boat ride was not much fun. We couldn't snorkel because the water was murky and it was so windy. The fort is very interesting and fun to walk around. Was so disappointed with the weather and wish we could have rescheduled. Very nice breakfast and lunch and the crew was great.

Thank Lori063
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

A group of us took the boat to the Dry Tortugas, but if I did it again I'd take the seaplane. The ride out on the boat isn't bad, but the ride back is pretty boring. It's worth the extra $$ for the plane. If people in our group hadn't wanted to do the boat we would have flown.

You're served breakfast and lunch on the boat. Breakfast is kind of sparse. Ham, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, cereal, bagels, etc. Mostly carbs & protein. If you want an OJ for later, get it now since the food gets put away once breakfast is over and you'll have to pay for extras later. Lunch was much better, with chicken salad, cold cuts, chips, potato salad, PBJ and cookies offered. Again, if you want an extra soda or water for later, grab it before lunch hours are over. Otherwise you'll pay for anything extra.

Four hours at Fort Jefferson doesn't seem like a lot, but there's plenty of time to tour the fort, snorkel and have lunch. We were more than ready to leave when our time was up.

The fort was interesting, they offer a free guided tour that is recommended. After the tour you're free to roam around on your own.

Snorkeling wasn't very good while we were there, it was a bit windy so the clarity wasn't 100%. We still had fun, though.

The water is absolutely gorgeous at the Dry Tortugas, we took a lot of pictures with that clear turquoise water behind us.

It's definitely worth a trip if you have the time while in Key West, but I'd go on the plane for sure. It's worth the extra $$ to save time and get there a lot sooner.

Thank Julie S
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