How to Stand-By for the Yankee Freedom III:

people boarding the yankee freedom

We do not keep a waiting list and will not call you in case of cancellations.

However, if you would like to standby for the trip to the Dry Tortugas in case there are no-shows, you must go to the Ferry Terminal (100 Grinnell St.) as EARLY as you can get there on the morning you would like to travel. Line up in the order you arrive on the benches along the wall next to the front door of the Terminal. A sign-up sheet will be available at 6:30am. Check-in cutoff is at 7:45am and if there are spaces available you will be accommodated in the order you lined up. There is no way to know if there will be space on any given day, it is completely random.

The dates below are scheduled maintenance days when the ferry will not be running:

Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Sunday, October 22, 2023 – Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Friday, March 22, 2024
Monday, April 22, 2024
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Tuesday, July 23, 2024
Tuesday, August 20, 2024
Tuesday, September 17, 2024
Sunday, October 20, 2024 – Saturday, November 2, 2024