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Review of Yankee Freedom III

Yankee Freedom III
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Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Discover the eighth wonder of the world aboard the Yankee Freedom II Dry Tortugas National Park Ferry. Cruise in spacious comfort to Fort Jefferson Dry Tortugas National Park seventy miles southwest of Key West. Our veteran captain and friendly crew will take you to one of the most unique and spectacular national parks in the United States. Your trip includes breakfast, lunch, snorkel gear and guided tour of the largest brick structure in the United States.
Minneapolis
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40 reviews
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“Off the beaten path”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Thanks to Kevin for the history tour upon arrival to the fort....he did a nice job. Lot of history and it is beautiful out there. Would highly recommend this tour. Snorkeling was ok...clarity was not that good the day we went. All the staff were nice, helpful. Breakfast/lunch provided....good. Small snack on the way back would be nice. Ample time on the island to explore and snorkel. Thanks again to the crew of Yankee Freedom Two.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Fantastic experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

The trip to the Dry Tortugas was one of the highlights of our trip to Key West. The ferry ride over offers breakfast and lovely views of the ocean wildlife.
The Civil War fort at the Tortugas is amazing. One of the loveliest forts I have seen (and I have seen many!)
Well preserved and a great place to explore.
We also went snorkeling around the fort (equipment provided by the ship) and that was also delightful
Lunch on the ship was good tho not exceptional.
We loved this excursion and highly recommend it.

Visited January 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Picturesque”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

Full day trip to Fort Jefferson (Dry Tortugas), perfect time of the year to go as it wasn't too busy. Whilst the trip to/from Fort Jefferson can be long, a beach towel (a must) make a nice pillow. But it is so worth it - the waters are pristine and the historic Fort Jefferson stunning. Be sure to take your swimmers for a dip in the water; plenty of time before/after lunch to do so.

Visited December 2011
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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“A Great Day Made Better by Yankee Freedom”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

This trip is a must for anyone visiting Key West. The trip starts early; check in and then go around the corner for a Cuban coffee while you wait to board. The crew was knowledgable and friendly and welcomed us aboard. Breakfast was served buffet-style and there was a good variety. The trip takes a while - bring a book - but I really enjoyed just watching the water and listening to occasional information from the crew.

The Dry Tortugas themselves are amazing. I wasn't as interested in the fort as I was the snorkeling (all equipment was included) and the beach. The water was warm and clear and beautiful shades of blue. The waves got a bit choppy, but since you were so close to the beach you could stand up easily if you got overwhelmed. Lunch was buffet style, served from 11-1 on the boat. The food was tasty and it was a nice break. There are two freshwater showers on the boat when you're done with the beach and there are changing rooms on the dock.

The trip back was a little choppy, but they played a video about finding sunken treasure so there was something to focus on. Drinks were available at a good price but I didn't indulge because I was a little seasick.

I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting Key West; it was a highlight of our trip.

Visited January 2012
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Milan, Italy
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“Trip from Key West to Dry Tortugas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

Io e la mia ragazza abbiamo intrapreso questa gita da Key West con la Yankee Freedom ed è stata un'esperienza fantastica, la consiglierei a tutti, è stato stupendo.

Me and my girlfriend we started this trip from Key West with the Yankee Freedom and was a fantastic experience, recommend it to everyone, it was wonderful

Visited December 2011
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