How long is the trip from Key West to Fort Jefferson?
The ride on the Yankee Freedom usually takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Are trips available year round?
The Yankee Freedom travels to Fort Jefferson Dry Tortugas National Park year round.
What is the cancellation policy? Are refunds given if there is inclement weather?
Trips are not cancelled due to rain. The captain may cancel the trip if they feel the conditions are too rough. Details on rescheduling can be found here
Are ID’s or passports necessary before boarding?
While you do not yet need a passport to travel within the United States, all adults must show a photo ID at check in. Seniors, Students, and active Military personnel should also bring their proper ID if they are eligible for discounts.
Can I bring my pets to Fort Jefferson?
No, only service dogs are allowed with passengers to the island (see description below). Emotional support animals are not allowed.
Are dogs allowed onboard?
Service animals are the only animals that are allowed on board. A service animal means a dog, regardless of breed or type, that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Animal species other than dogs, emotional support animals, comfort animals, companionship animals, and service animals in training are not service animals, and therefore will not be allowed on board.