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Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran from Key West

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Escape to the secluded islands and tropical beaches off the coast of Key West on this guided, full-day adventure to historic Dry Tortugas National Park. History buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike will love this unique voyage, where getting there is half the fun on board the Yankee Freedom III, a luxurious, state-of-the-art catamaran. Enjoy snorkeling (equipment provided) in the crystal blue waters and take in the military fort, national park, campground, sandy beaches and coral reefs that make this area special. Breakfast and lunch included.
  • Day trip from Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park
  • Ride a spacious catamaran across the tropical seas
  • Enjoy spectacular views and learn about your surroundings from an on-board naturalist
  • Cruise past Boca Grande Key, the Marquesas Keys and the Rebecca Shoal Channel
  • Swim or snorkel around the park’s coral reef with ocean life such as dolphins and sea turtles
  • Enjoy breakfast and lunch on the boat
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Round-trip ferry service on the Yankee Freedom III
Narrated tour of Fort Jefferson available
Snorkeling equipment
Breakfast and lunch
National Park Service Fee (USD15.00)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

100 Grinnell St, Key West, FL 33040, USA

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This 10-hour journey departs from Key West on board the Yankee Freedom III, a luxurious, state-of-the-art, high-speed catamaran that ferries passengers from Key West to Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson National Park. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and take in the scenic beauty while cruising 70 miles off the coast through the Gulf of Mexico, listening to the naturalist tour guide describe the surroundings and the history of the national park.

Dry Tortugas National Park is located inside Fort Jefferson, one of the largest coastal forts ever built. This seven-island cluster is comprised of coral reefs and sand — and famous for its bird and marine life, as well as legends of pirates and sunken gold. 

This tour includes a variety of exciting activities and amazing scenery while providing a sense of history. Begin with a 45-minute tour of the fort, then wander the beach looking for seashells and watching tropical birds swooping through the air. Try a bit of swimming or snorkeling around the coral reef, looking for dolphins and sea turtles in the warm, tropical water. Visitors agree, this is the best place for snorkeling in the Florida Keys.

Time for a break? Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on board the boat or along the shore.

Spend any remaining time sightseeing or wandering the island, then reboard the boat mid-afternoon and enjoy the trip back to Key West. Relax on the deck with a refreshing beverage from one of the onboard bars (own expense) and soak up the remaining rays of the sun — a perfect ending to a perfect day of outdoor fun and adventure.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • We suggest you bring the following: bathing suit, comfortable shoes, towels, sun protection (sunglasses, a hat, sun screen) and camera
  • Reservations are required, you MUST call the local operator to schedule your day trip. Your reservation is NOT confirmed until then
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Historic Tours Of America - Dry Tortugas

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran from Key West?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran from Key West.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran from Key West?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran from Key West.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran from Key West?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran from Key West.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran from Key West?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran from Key West.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran from Key West?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran from Key West.

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  • "Definitely recommend this tour for the National Park experience - but also is so gorgeous out there!" See review
  • "The trip is well organized and you can have plenty of time to hang around on the island and enjoy yourself." See review

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Beautiful blue water
LISAK_B
, Nov 2020
The fort is huge. The water is amazing. It’s so beautiful out there. The ferry ride was really long. If I went again, I would think about taking the sea plane.
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Wonderful day at the Dry Tortugas
Joelle_W
, Nov 2020
The boat ride out was smooth and the water beautiful. Really enjoyed the day at the fort and touring it. Crew members were kind and treated everyone well.
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An Absolutely great time
Ski8um
, Oct 2020
What a great day. Everything was perfect....except for the weather. "Hollywood" is a great tour guide and had so much knowledge about the fort and island. We just wish there was more time we could spend out there, without having to do a camping trip.
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Hollywood's 60 minute history of Fort Jefferson.
Cassandra_S
, Oct 2020
This was an amazing day trip. I would highly recommend doing this ferry as well as listening to the 60 minute history of Fort Jefferson. Hollywood gives a passionate history lesson that I would recommend to everyone.
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Great Excursion
Ashley_L
, Oct 2020
Very well organized and the crew is very accommodating. Its a must do when coming to Key West. The weather turned out good even though it was raining in Key West.
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Great experience
Kelly_B
, Oct 2020
Wonderful trip - the ferry ride is about 2 hours each way and our crossing was a little rough. It was raining when we arrived but I took the extended tour of the fort with Hollywood. Was excellent! Lunch was good, and lucky for us the weather cleared enough for swimming and snorkeling- though the water was a bit murky. Definitely recommend this tour for the National Park experience - but also is so gorgeous out there!
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4 dec 2019
flopesi
, Dec 2019
Very nice trip the dry tortugas national park. Friendly staff and a beautiful isle. We snorkel and see many fishs and we have luck and see an big (in german we called it „Rochen“).
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Dry Tortugas
pgardoin
, Nov 2019
A wonderful excursion on the Yankee Freedom from Key West to the Dry Tortugas National Park. The Catamaran trip was great, the crew was very nice and knowledgeable. The Fort tour was interesting. The water at the Fort was simply beautiful. Snorkling was awesome. Enjoyed lounging on the beach area. It was a full day of pleasure.
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Best day visiting Keys
Debbie B
, Nov 2019
A wonderful experience from beginning to end! Loved snorkeling the beautiful clear water and the history of the island.
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Trip could not be found
julia50h
, Oct 2019
I will never use Viator again. I arrived and the could not find my ticket. I had 2 and cancelled 1 about a month ago and was refunded for the one. When I arrived that is the only one they could see. I went with 6 friends so did not want to skip. I paid another $180. They said not to use Viator they always have issues.
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