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History

In 1944, on a shore 35 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts, a young boy named Jerry Hill began taking visitors on an afternoon sail aboard his small sailboat. It is from this childhood business the Yankee Fleet was born. Today Jerry, his wife Carol and family operate the Yankee Fleet with vessels located in Key West, Florida and Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Located in Key West, Florida, one of the jewels of the Yankee Fleet is the catamaran Yankee Freedom III. The Yankee Freedom III is the fastest, largest and newest state-of-the-art ferry transporting passengers to Fort Jefferson Dry Tortugas National Park.

The Yankee Fleet in Gloucester, Massachusetts has over 7 vessels and has grown to become New England’s leader in whale watching excursions, deep sea fishing trips, education, whale conservation and marine stewardship.

The Yankee Freedom III is a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). We have also been honored with the ISO Environmental Award. Therefore, our services conform to International Standards of quality, service, environmental awareness and reliability. No other fleet in Florida has this distinguished honor.

We are also ADA (American Disability Act) compliant.

Learn more about taking a voyage to the Dry Tortugas aboard the Yankee Freedom III.

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