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Dry Tortugas National Park

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Some of the best snorkeling ever.

We took the Seaplane out to the Dry Tortugas National Park. The ride was very interesting--we saw sharks & turtles in the water from the air. The fort is interesting but the... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We took the Seaplane out to the Dry Tortugas National Park. The ride was very interesting--we saw sharks & turtles in the water from the air. The fort is interesting but the snorkeling was magnificent (and we were only able to enter the south end area). We snorkeled around the old pilings from a dock--great place for coral to grow.... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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298 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Very very interesting to me from an historical perspective. I did not know much about the place. I LOVED going by sea plane.

Thank Peteo72
U.S. expats
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199 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is the most difficult National Park to access, and it wasn't until after I visited that I realized this was a bucket list trip for me. We camped on Garden Keys, and between snorkeling, watching the Milky Way, walking around the fort at the end of the day, and photographing the sunsets from the top of the fort, we... More 

Thank LauraRW
Neptune, New Jersey
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110 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We were in Key West in August and decided to check out this park 70 miles off the coast in the gulf. You can take a 45 minute sea plane ride each way or what we did and take the 2-1/2 hour each way Yankee Freedom ferry. You depart Key West at 8am and arrive back about 5pm. The ride... More 

Thank MattCheeks
Morongo Valley
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This park is not easy to visit, nor is it cheap, but it is worth the time and money, especially for civil war buffs. I choose to stay in Key West two nights in order to be sure that I was at the marina on time, thought the motel was not as advertised. Key West is always worth the time... More 

Thank Morongoman
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We booked a seaplane tour to this park. We had 2.5 hours to spend at the park. Not much to see, you can walk the entire park in 45 minutes. There are park employees & worker living quarters that are off limits. There is not any gift/food shops. Bring your own treats & beverage. Once you have seen this park... More 

Thank wendy k
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Oh my goodness what a BEAUTIFUL place!! We went by boat, it's a bit of a journey but I am so glad we went! My husband snorkels and I wandered around. Really glad I went! I am also so thankful I wasn't there when it was being built, that must have been some job! It's spectacular, go see it!

Thank Jean G
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is just a small hop away to view this fort in all it glory.It is conservation land and has beautiful beaches and warm waters!

Thank Marion M
South Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

From the very start of the check-in process for the ferry, to the very end disembarking, this was a day for the memory book. The tour was very professionally run, the ferry was clean and spacious, and the fort itself was beyond belief. Food on the ferry was surprisingly good (including fruit and yogurt among the breakfast choices) and plentiful.... More 

Thank annapolisgal526
Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went here two summers ago. Beautiful place and worth every penny. My boyfriend and I rode the ferry (took about 2 hours) and the ocean views were gorgeous (we even saw several dolphins)!! The place itself is relatively small, but it took a while to get through because of the beauty. Great place to take pictures and to walk around... More 

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