My husband and I spent a week in the Florida Keys in April. We stayed in Marathon and using that as our base and ventured out to do a little island hopping. We new we wanted to go out to the Dry Tortugas. The fee is a little pricey but the experience is priceless! We had a wonderfull time. The crew was awsome. We had a delicious buffet breakfast and lunch. There are several areas of the boat you can go to enjoy the ride. It is a long trip about three hours each way. But, we used it to get to know other passengers and to catch up on some reading. We took our beach umbrella,a beach chair, a couple of towels and a small cooler of drinks & snacks. The crew was more than happy to store our umbrella and chair and made it avilable when it was time to use. My husband went snorkeling and I sat on the sandy beach area and watched the sea planes come in. The tour of the fort was informative and we took some great pictures! Thank you Yankee Freedom for a unforgettable experience!!!!