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Address: Dry Tortugas National Park, FL

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A Wonderful experience with the right guide and a little research.....

We went there today on the Yankee Freedom II cruise. Our guide for the cruise was Deb, who it turns out is a bird expert as well as an expert on this park. Fort Jefferson is very... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2010
Tidewater, VA
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Tidewater, VA
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2010

We went there today on the Yankee Freedom II cruise. Our guide for the cruise was Deb, who it turns out is a bird expert as well as an expert on this park. Fort Jefferson is very interesting as well as a great location for sealife and bird watching. Currently the National Park Service is conducting repairs and construction to... More 

Thank Cornishchough
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2010

The price for what you get is terrible. If you are all about forts then maybe it would be a good trip, but for those who are not, don't go. It cost us $170.00 per person! All you do is go to this very dry, unexciting Fort, and then you can snorkel. Not worth the money.

2 Thank Misty5454
Creswell, Oregon
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2010

We were lucky enough to catch a break between December storms for the passage between Key West and Dry Tortugas, and so the boat trip, although long, was not unreasonably unpleasant. Most of us missed the orientation lecture at the entrance to the fort, however, because the Frigate Birds were putting on such an amazing show. The history of the... More 

3 Thank Opera_lover054
Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 680 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2010

Last March was our third camping trip out to Dry Tortugas National Park & Fort Jefferson. Our first two trips were in 2001 and 2002. At that time it was still not well known, except to the bird watchers, and not at all crowded. Things have changed. Interest in this little jewel of an island has increased over the years,... More 

8 Thank Sailorsgirl
Mid Michigan
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2009

Located 70 miles west of Key West and accessible only by plane or boat this isn't your normal National Park. But, if you are in the Keys it is a must to visit. We took Sunny Days Catamarans from Key West. It's about a 2 hour ride each way and you are at the park about 5 hours. They provide... More 

4 Thank schlacker
Pittsburgh, PA
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2009

The park is beautiful and the water is an unbelievable color of different blues. The Fort is truly something to see. The staff is very knowledgeable and has great pride talking about the history of the Dry Tortugas. The water was crystal clear and the snorkeling is great for the beginner. I would have liked to see more fish personally.... More 

Thank seedupe
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2009

The Dry Tortugas/Fort Jefferson is a beautiful, pristine national park 70 miles off the shore of Key West. It's a long boat ride but a very unique experience. Besides a quick tour of the 1800's Fort, the main activity is snorkeling and lying on the gorgeous beach. A great family activity, although if you get seasick this is not the... More 

Thank SydLaika
Albuquerque, Nm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2009

We went to Dry Tortugas in April 2009. It was fantastic. The water is so blue and clear. The tour was interesting and very informative, and I got some great pictures from up in the fort. The snorkeling was the highlight of the trip for me--EXCEPT they did not have any magnified goggles, so if you are blind like me,... More 

2 Thank lyrix428
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2009

I just can't even begin to express how much we enjoyed our visit here. Our only regret is not spending 2 nights instead of 1! If you like camping, you will LOVE camping here. If you are visiting for the day, you will feel like you didn't get nearly enough time, because you spend more time on the trip there... More 

3 Thank SamandLiz09
San DIego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2009

My husband and I just returned from a week in Key West. We took the tour to the Dry Tortugas National Park using the Sunny Days high speed catamaran. It takes about 2 hours to get to the Dry Tortugas but the Catamaran had a continental breakfast once we were underway, a 40 minute tour of the fort, a nice... More 

2 Thank penmick

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