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“Fabulous time.”

Dry Tortugas National Park
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Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran
Ranked #2 of 168 things to do in Key West
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“Fabulous time.”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We went with the Yankee Freedom cruise. Best time. Such a well organized trip. Everything was top notch. The island was amazing. The snorkeling was fun. The fort was awesome and the view of the island from on top of the fort was spectacular.

The staff was friendly, informative and helpful. No one got sick on the trip, but the weather was perfect. What a clean boat.

It was costly but definitely worth it.

Visited August 2013
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“Well worth the trip”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

A great day trip. I good buffet breakfast and lunch and an interesting tour of the fort. This is an interesting place and quite exclusive and remote. Snorkeling is good along the fort wall and good for beginners since you can walk out to the reef from the beach.

Visited May 2013
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Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

This excursion is a must! The fort is an amazing sight to see and the snorkeling is great as well. It was jellyfish season when we visited so I didn't want to go out in the water as far as I would have liked but a lot of other people still did. The boat ride was great as well.

Visited August 2013
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“Well worth the $$$!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

I had to convince a few family members to do this on a recent trip to Key West. They thanked me! This was a great fun-filled day with history and snorkeling. Your day starts early with breakfast on the 2.5 hour trip to the Dry Tortugas. Our ship guide Michael was awesome. All of the crew (Captain Andy, Bob, Liz, etc) were super personable and very helpful. After arriving you are offered a guided tour of the fort or to go on your own. I would say follow a guide for the information and then go off on your own. There is terrific snorkeling around the Island. We saw many fish, coral, even stingrays! Lunch is provided on the boat. There is a bar open after 2 PM (National Park Rules). The food was good and fresh. This was an absolute FUN FUN day and I would certainly do it again. Rumors are that the park is on the list of National Parks to be closed---as such---GO while it's still open. You will not be disappointed!

PS--this is a long, full day 7-5.30. I would not recommend for children.

Visited September 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“A must do!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

First off if you take the Yankee Freedom out and your queasy at all take Dramamine!! Half the people on the boat-ride out got motion sickness including myself. When you get to the Island you will feel better once you see how beautiful the view is and take a walk around and check out all the old cannons and exotic fish swimming right around the walls of the fort. Overall a great experience and a must do if you are in the keys.

Visited October 2012
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