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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 26, 2014

Great boat ride and narration by staff. While there, epic snorkeling and relaxing observation of bird life and sky watching was the highlight

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Ft Jefferson is flooded with history. The tour is great and very informative. The beaches are clean and beautiful. The water was perfect for snorkeling and swimming. This is your destination when taking the Yankee Freedom out for the day. It's a great day excursion and well worth the money. Lunch is served on the Yankee Freedom after the tour of Ft. Jefferson. There is no fee to take the tour of Ft. Jefferson. The only fee involved is boarding the Yankee Freedom to take you out to the Dry Tortugas National Park. We had a great time and would do it again if we get back to Key West again!

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Fly to the Dry Tortugas on a float plane. See the fort and snorkel before you return to Key West. The entire trip takes about 4 hours and is entertaining. Not sure it is worth the all day trip by boat.

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

great boat ride back and forth....Full of History and adventure must see. Tour guides give you time to do your own adventure at the Fort Jefferson

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

My husband and I took the high speed catamaran ferry Yankee Freedom to the Dry Tortugas, and it was a highlight of our time in Key West. The boat was very comfortable (we had heard that it can get a little rough coming back, but it was basically flat the day we went) the crew was pleasant and they served a satisfying breakfast and lunch buffet style--nothing fancy, but a surprising number of choices. Fort Jefferson is amazing, and there was plenty of time to explore it thoroughly in a relaxed fashion, inside and out and up and down. They do a couple of guided tours during your time on the island. We didn't swim, but quite a few people did, and they offer free snorkeling equipment there for those who wished to use it. A number of people camped there....though you must bring everything, including your water if you do. There are no facilities of any kind for visitors to the island; you must return to the boat for everything including toilets, but the island is small enough that it doesn't seem to be an issue. We had glorious weather the day we went, and the sky and water colors were amazing, so perhaps that enhanced our impressions, but we thoroughly enjoyed our day and would recommend it to anyone.

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