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Dry Tortugas National Park

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Address: Key West, FL
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Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran
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You have to understand you're taking a 2 hour catamaran ride out into the Gulf to an island that houses an old fort. But the trip is to die for, unless the waves are high, then... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 January 2017
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Dundas, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

You have to understand you're taking a 2 hour catamaran ride out into the Gulf to an island that houses an old fort. But the trip is to die for, unless the waves are high, then you'll be trying not to hurl. But the Tortugas are interesting, being the Fort that was never really used in the Spanish/American war. Good... More 

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We spent a half of a day here - which was plenty for us. We came out by sea plane - which was a great experience on its own. The park was so beautiful- out in the middle of the ocean! The fort was incredible to walk through. The moat wall gave you a great view of coral and fish.... More 

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Great location some 60 miles west of Key West in the channel between USA and Cuba. The shoals are a navigation hazard and a lighthouse was built, then the sheltered anchorage was deemed at risk from other warships so the fort was built to protect it however new technology in the form of rifled cannon barrels made the structure obsolete.... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Probably the most unusual National Park. The visit was by boat (2.5 hours) "Yankee Freedom". Everything was well organized, clean and efficient. They sail every day of the year. Included in the fare was a fresh breakfast and lunch. On the return trip, beer and wine was sold with snacks available. But the real star was the Fort Jefferson and... More 

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Afton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

A full day by ferry to the park for a 4+ hour walking visit. Interestingly the walking tour was conducted by the ferry boat staff, not by the park rangers who were pretty much invisible around the fort. Tip: Get your info from the ferry guide tour. There are limited signage and displays describing the place. There are some interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Took the boat and had a great time with interesting people. My daughter has never been on a boat for that length of time so the 2PM cocktails made the return trip all the more pleasurable. Great crew and a great bang for your bucks.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The day we went on the ferry to Dry Tortuga National Park was a really windy day. Although the crew members recommended us to reschedule but we still went on the ferry. It was kind of pricey but totally worth it! Rough trip but exciting. Wonderful view on the island. The only pity was that we couldn't do snorkeling because... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were lucky enough to travel by seaplane. We had a beautiful day to walk through the fort, snorkel and take photos.A lot of historical information made it very interesting and the people were very friendly and helpful.

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Clearwater FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We enjoy going to National Parks, as most go this one is a little harder to get too because it is a group of islands. The ferry (Yankee Freedom) runs to the island, takes 2 hours each way. On the boat you get breakfast & lunch. 4 hours on the island, they provide the snorkeling gear, a must do -... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Although the day trip to the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson is a little pricey, the four of us enjoyed it immensely. The fort is well-preserved and an interesting part of history. Unfortunately, a strong cold front went through while we were there and that prevented us from snorkeling and enjoying the water. The crew was wonderful and made sure... More 

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