Take the seaplane to the dry tortugas. You get there before everyone else and it is peaceful. You also get the adventure of the seaplane ride itself. Good times.
The boat trip is long but seems to go fast. Totally worth the ride though. Beautiful islands with GREAT snorkeling and a really interesting old fort. Make sure to bring a towel and sunscreen.
If I could give this more than five stars, I would! The entire day was simply fantastic. The staff on the Yankee Freedom are friendly, helpful, funny and very knowledgeable about Dry Tortugas. The tour of Fort Jefferson was very interesting and will appeal to any history buff, especially those interested in war history. The snorkeling around the fort is... More
Lots of birds, Fort Jefferson is surprisingly intact. History is amazing. Don' expect to snorkel in the winter, is too windy to stay warm, most people were wearing jackets. We're from Colorado, so wore shorts/t-shirts, but was too cold to snorkel. Fun to see all the shells, NP, so can't collect them.
This was a unique trip and I would recommend it to anyone that is in Key West. We took the first trip of the day so we got out there before snorkel boat arrives. We had the whole place to ourselves until 10:30am I loved all the history behind this island. The plane ride over was smooth and comfortable. This... More
We did the boat ride to the park on a day with rough seas. The waves were 7 to 10 feet and the captain gave people the option for a refund if they chose. I am so glad I went. Some people did get sick, but the crew was amazing, immediately tending to all that were ill. Breakfast and lunch... More
A fascinating location that offers both history and natural beauty. Not cheap to visit (about $165 per person for the ferry trip or $265 to go by seaplane), but this is a place you really should visit if you want to experience the real charm and beauty of the Keys.
This was so awesome..we flew out in the sea plane..unreal experience...so glad we decided to do it....
Fascinating Pre-Civil War history and education, unanswered questions and myriad curiosities, swimming in clear, turquoise waters on white sandy beaches, amazing snorkeling, ideas for future camping under the starriest skies, and fun ferry ride make this a day trip we will never forget. It will cost a premium to go via ferry (or private seaplane, if you're inclined), but between... More
One of those national parks that most people will never experience but it is full of rich history within the museum along with gorgeous snorkeling in the waters around the island.
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