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Dry Tortugas National Park

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Address: Key West, FL
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Amazing part of U.S. History

Prior to my trip to Key West, Florida I had never heard of this National Park. You have to take a boat or seaplane to visit the place. Because I was short on time I opted for the... read more

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Hilo, Hawaii
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Prior to my trip to Key West, Florida I had never heard of this National Park. You have to take a boat or seaplane to visit the place. Because I was short on time I opted for the seaplane and I am so glad I did. The plane held 10 people and the trip to the island took about 40... More 

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Pascagoula, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would highly recommend visiting this place once! The fort was pretty cool to see but don't spend too much of your time in there. Go snorkeling! The reefs at this place are really cool! Most of the swimmers stay close but there is a big reef a little ways out and it is a must see! Also camping is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Purchased 4 tickets. 2 1/2 hours out in the ocean not really much to see until you arrive at the island. Was excited about snorkeling...water was too cloudy and could only see about 4' in front of you. Really would not recommend this because of the fact you can't perdict the water clarity for snorkeling. It is almost the same... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose to go out to Dry Tortugas on the last day of our trip to Key West. We took the Yankee Freedom III. The boat ride each way was about 2 hours and 15 minutes. The weather could not have been more perfect, which may not always be the case obviously. Our high that day was about 80 with... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The park is isolated from all of the other touristy stuff of the Keys. Only accessible by boat or plane, this national park preserves the fort from years ago as well as keeping the landscape natural and beautiful. The park is pretty much the whole island and you are allowed to wander relatively freely. The surrounding beach and water were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I took the Yankee Freedom III Ferry to Dry Tortugas National Park. It was a 2 and 1/2 hour boat ride each way. They feed you a very good breakfast and lunch. While at Dry Tortugas NP they let you off for 4 hours to view the site. My wife and I took the 1 and 1/2... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my second excursion to the Dry Tortugas - once by sea plan and most recently by ferry. The island itself is easy to access and investigate. The surrounding waters and small beach made it easy to snorkel. Unfortunately, the day was overshadowed by 2 of the rudest park rangers I've ever encountered!!! The first was curt and gave... More 

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Munster, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Approximately 71 miles west of Key West, this is a great place to visit. This is a day long excursion. Historic fort secluded beaches.

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Huntington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the day at the Park with Yankee Freedom 111. Had a great time. Helpful and knowledgeable crew.

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Florida Keys, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great trip. I feel the boatride itself is worth the money spent. The fort is a special place. You don't have to a history buff to enjoy this trip.

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