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Book Early

This is a very popular trip that will sell out weeks in advance.

Itinerary

Almost 70 miles west of Key West, nestled among coral reefs, and white sandy beaches, lie seven remote islands called the Dry Tortugas. Unforgettable adventures await you on this most memorable Key West tour.

FERRY DEPARTURE

Check in:
7am
BOARDING:
7:30am
DEPARTURE:
8am
ARRIVE AT FORT JEFFERSON:
10:30am

DRY TORTUGAS & FERRY RETURN

FORT JEFFERSON TOUR:
11am
LUNCH:
11AM - 1PM
DEPARTURE:
3PM
ARRIVE IN KEY WEST:
5:30PM

What to Bring

We recommend bringing the following items for your day trip to the Dry Tortugas.

  • Bathing Suit & Beach Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses & Hat
  • Snorkeling Gear – Optional
  • Sunscreen
  • Binoculars
  • Sturdy Pair of Walking Shoes
  • Cash or Credit Card
    The Park operates a small gift shop selling books, postcards, T-shirts and other items. The Yankee Freedom serves a large assortment of sodas, snacks, candy, beer, wine, tropical drinks, T-shirts, cameras, Dramamine ™, etc.
  • Change of Clothing
    During your journey back to Key West, you are welcome to use Yankee Freedom‘s three fresh water rinses before the return trip home.

Included with trip

  • Breakfast Snack and Box Lunch
  • Complimentary Snorkeling Equipment
  • Fully Narrated 45-min. Tour of the Fort
  • Beach walking, snorkel, swim,
    or just relax in the sun
  • No Hidden Fees
    Ticket includes entrance fee to Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Jefferson
snorkeling at the dry tortugas national park

onboard services

The galley on board the Yankee Freedom is a virtual oasis when visiting the Dry Tortugas. For the adult guest, our fully stocked cash bar includes popular brands of beer, wine and liquors, which are highlighted with a tasty array of delicious frozen drinks including Rum Runners, Pina Coladas, Strawberry Daiquiris and frozen Margaritas.

  • Diet & Regular Soft Drinks
  • Fresh Popped Popcorn, Chips &
  • Candy Bars
  • Fruit Juices
  • Pizza, Burgers, Hot Dogs & Soft Pretzels
  • Fully Stocked Cash Bar
  • Ice Cream Bar

island services

Prepare for a day filled with endless fun and unforgettable vacation experiences! Enhance your day of discovery with these island services. Take advantage of all the exciting activities available to you while exploring the seven tiny islands of the Dry Tortugas National Park.

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Photo Opportunities
  • Bird Watching
  • Beach & Swimming
  • Fort Tour
  • Restrooms & Showers
    Aboard the Ferry

Unforgettable adventures await you on this most memorable Key West tour.

En route to Dry Tortugas National Park our onboard naturalist will give you an orientation about the area and the national park’s surroundings. During your voyage, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Marquesa Islands, Boca Grande, have an opportunity to see turtles and dolphins.

The National Park Entrance Fee is included in your total charges when you book your reservation and can be refunded if you present an Annual National Park Pass or Golden Age Pass at check-in the morning of your trip.