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“Great history & wonderful views” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park
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Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran
Ranked #2 of 163 things to do in Key West
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massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great history & wonderful views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Pay the extra and take the sea plane over rather than the ferry. The plane only takes 30 minutes vs. 2 hours with the ferry. You arrive with the whole island almost to yourselves. Plus you get to see turtles, sharks and shipwrecks on the flight over!

Visited March 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A great trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Took the boat to the island for the day. It is a pleasant trip over mostly calm water. The history of the fort is fascinating and the snorkling delightful

Visited April 2013
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Laurel Springs, New Jersey
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“Bluest water of all Key West Attractions !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is an all day adventure, where you will take a high speed
Catamaran out to the tropical islands of the Dry Tortugas, and it is
a breath-taking boat trip through turquoise waters. Once at the
Tortugas, you enjoy a snorkeling, picnicking, touring day learning all the history of the area. It was fun, just take a hat for shade and wear that sunscreen ! Note, the ferry catamaran is modern with
Restrooms, comfortable indoor, outdoor seating, drinks and food and I think TVs. It's a fun day, with some of the bluest water you will ever see, not far from Cuba !

Visited October 2012
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Central Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Hard to get to, slightly expensive, but worth the trouble”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We took the Yankee Freedom II boat out. It is a bit pricey, but the destination is worth it. We had plenty of time to take the tour, then roam around the fort on our own. Afterwards, we were still able to enjoy the water and snorkeling, as well as a walk around the wall outside the fort. The food provided was plentiful, nothing special, but more than enough to go around. Bring lots of sunscreen, sunglasses, a towel and something to carry wet clothes in!

Visited June 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“Unbelievable Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

So much history at Fort Jefferson. We took a 40 minute seaplane out to the island instead of a 2 1/2 hour ferry ride. It is pricier but so worth it because you get to see all the sea turtles and marine life overhead while the pilot narrated the history. We went at the end of the day, so the ferry was already on its way back to Key West and we had the island all to ourselves. We snorkeled and even saw a waterspout during a brief rain shower. I can't say enough about what an enjoyment this place was. Highly recommend - you WON'T regret it!

Visited October 2012
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