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“Up Up and away on the Sea Plane!!”

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 April 16, 2013

Fantastic trip !! The only problem was it was too short. We should have booked a day trip instead of 1/2 day. We had perfect weather an did some snorkeling and swimming. Our pilot's name was Evan and he he did a wonderful job telling us about the sea life , ship wrecks and islands that we flew over on the way and back. He was very knowledgeable.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We took the Yankee Freedom out to the park. While the overall trip does take a bit out of your wallet, it is a unique place to visit. On the boat, breakfast and lunch is included, as is snorkel gear on the island. The Yankee Freedom staff was excellent, and our Fort Tour guide, Ricky, did a great job guiding our tour. We did this tour with our family of 6, and the 4 kids (High school to elementary school) all enjoyed the trip and the day.

Thank travelwhileukan
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Travelled here by seaplane which is by far the best way to go. 35mins each way as opposed to the ferry which is over 3 hours each way. Not much here....small beach...snorkelling advertised but was disappointing. Worth a visit as the journey here is breathtaking.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

My husband had to take the sea plane. It was fun- neat seeing the islands from above and flying low along the water. We saw some turtles and fish. I thought it was a bit could in the water to snorkel, but he went and saw some great coral and fish. Took pictures to share. 1/2 day was enough time to visit the Fort and relax a bit. Others go to the island and camp..

Thank ktmac230
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

There is really nothing like Dry Tortugas National Park. The 70-mile ride is a bit long, but the results are well worth the time. There are NO amenities at the park, but it becomes very obvious that this is a sacred space which is managed with love and care by the park rangers.

The snorkeling is fantastic and the fort is very interesting. Would I go again? Maybe. It takes a full day out of a vacation to go there and back, but then again, there are other activities in the Keys that do this as well.

Advice? Bring lots of sunscreen, drink plenty of water and wear good shoes. It is hard to stay out of the sun, so be prepared.

All in all, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Thank ethergoddess
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