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Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran - with unbiased reviews

Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran

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From tropical beaches and plentiful sea life, to historic Fort Jefferson, it's no surprise that Dry Tortugas National Park is a top destination in Key West. Enjoy this singular attraction with this full-day, activity-packed excursion, where you're whisked from Key West by catamaran to enjoy the tropical sights. Beyond the fantastic waterfront views, you can swim and snorkel, visit the fort, and two enjoy meals on the boat—all included.
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100 Grinnell St
100 Grinnell St, Key West, FL 33040, USAFerry departs from the terminal.
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    Dry Tortugas National Park
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission included
    Make your way to the departure point and then cruise across dazzling blue waters on the spacious Yankee Freedom III, a high-speed catamaran that ferries passengers from Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park. Dig in to breakfast as you sail past Boca Grande Key, the Marquesas Keys atoll and the Rebecca Shoal Channel. Stroll the decks and take in views of your pristine surroundings while you listen to a naturalist talk about the area and the national park. After traveling almost 70 miles (113km) west of Key West, arrive at the cluster of tropical islands that make up the Dry Tortugas. Disembark at Fort Jefferson, located on Garden Key, and begin exploring. On a 45-minute tour of the fort, discover seashells on the beach, watch tropical birds swoop through the air, or perhaps swim or snorkel around the coral reef. Dolphins and sea turtles are often seen in the warm waters. When you need a break, recoup with a buffet lunch on the vessel or on shore. Reboard your boat in the mid-afternoon and relax during your voyage back to Key West. Soak up the remaining rays of the sun and enjoy a beverage from one of the boat’s bars (own expense) before arriving back in Key West. Price displayed includes a USD3.99 Viator brokerage fee
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You'll end at
100 Grinnell St
100 Grinnell St, Key West, FL 33040, USAFerry departs from the terminal.
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  • Cruise from Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park for a day of sightseeing
  • Enjoy waterfront sights, including Boca Grande Key, and the Marquesas Keys
  • Tour Fort Jefferson, stroll on the beach, and snorkel along the coral reef
  • Get great inclusions—snorkeling gear, breakfast and lunch, and a ferry ride
Important Information
Departure Point
100 Grinnell St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Round-trip ferry service on the Yankee Freedom III
  • Narrated tour of Fort Jefferson available
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • National Park Service Fee (USD15.00)
  • Entry/Admission - Dry Tortugas National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Yankee Freedom III
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Jefferson
  • Entry/Admission - Tortugas Banks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • We suggest you bring the following: bathing suit, comfortable shoes, towels, sun protection (sunglasses, a hat, sun screen) and camera
  • Reservations are required, you MUST call the local operator to schedule your day trip. Your reservation is NOT confirmed until then
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Dry Tortugas National Park
Martha S
Charlotte, North Carolina
So worth the effort and time and money
We had such a great time on our trip. We were fortunate enough to have calm seas and saw lots of fish when we
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The Park Ranger answered all questions we had.Lots of good views. Not a ton, of stuff to see, but, it is a fort.
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Dave T
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Yankee Freedom tour
We took the Yankee Freedom boat tour and it was amazing. It is a full day from 7am to 5.30pm but it is worth it.
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Enjoyable trip over on a blustery day
The captain and crew of Freedom boat were all professional and made the trip very enjoyable. Good food, drink,
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Dianna D
Dry Tortugas National Park
Very interesting. Park Ranger Bryan did an awesome job telling us the history of the fort. Beautiful views.
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Eric H
Dry Tortugas camping. 3 days 2 nights on 2 different occasions
Historic camping outside a Pre civil war fort. No amenities but excellent snorkeling, a library, a slide show of
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Dry Tortugas day trip
Took float plane to Dry Tortugas and snorkeled there. Great experience!!!! What a great fort—-made up of 16
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Benton, Illinois
Absolutely Incredible!
Two of our three days in Key West were miserable; some of the coldest weather they've had in a very long time
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San Francisco, California
Rest trip!
It’s two hours on a boat, but well worth the voyage. The huge fort is fascinating. Be sure todo for on a day
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Not for everyone
We were really excited about this trip and some of the disappointment was the bad weather. However, even with
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Key Details
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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