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Dry Tortugas National Park

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Address: Key West, FL
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Great trip! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

While at Fort Jefferson, we snorkled and took the tour of the old fort. The breakfast and lunch served on board the boat was very good!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Colleen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While at Fort Jefferson, we snorkled and took the tour of the old fort. The breakfast and lunch served on board the boat was very good!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fort Jefferson is a very interesting historic site/ruins as it is well weathered by time. The island is dry as a bone with no natural water other than rainfall. Summertime? Invest in lots of hydration, I live ~200 miles north of DTNP and the difference in UV intensity is noticeable. Invest in a white rash guard with good UV protection... More 

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Sayreville, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spending Thanksgiving on Dry Tortugas was not the best idea, but this tour was great! They gave you breakfast and lunch as part of the package, which was very good and you also got the use of snorkeling gear to check out the reefs around the island. It was the perfect amount of time for the activities available. The weather... More 

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LAKELAND FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Your trip to the National park will take all day. Make sure you book your tour well in advance. It is a popular tour and usually filled to capacity at ( 150 persons). The trip is 2 1/2 hours in each direction. The ferry departs at 8 am. Breakfast is served until only 830 but surprisingly that did give everyone... More 

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Somerset, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We headed out to the Tortugas on the Yankee Freedom Ferry. Other than the Ferry being a very long ride both there and back, the Fort was really cool. The snorkeling was ok compared to other reefs we had been to in the keys.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the whole family last year for Christmas and plan to do it again. The water is so pretty and the snorkeling is great. I have never seen so many conch in one place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing way to witness the wonders of the expansive non-polluted night sky. The short boat ride is very pleasant, comfortable and full of scenic ocean life. Highly recommended excursion for the entire family!

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is gorgeous. Great snorkeling. I snorkeled from one beach to the other and was exhausted afterward. I would love to camp here sometime if I could just convince my better half, The 2.5-hour boat ride each way gets tedious by the end.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This remote island fort is very cool to visit. Lots of history inside and around the fort, and good (not great) snorkeling around the island. No food or drinks on the island, so pack appropriately.

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Camden, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a long way from Key West. Two + hours by boat, 3/4 of an hour by sea plane. NOT a trip for someone who doesn't do well at sea, even on a nice day. The boat rocks, and I don't mean party rocks. Trip always includes a tour at the fort, and the structure is still standing, so... More 

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