Dry Tortugas National Park

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135 Simonton St, Dry Tortugas National Park, USA

Dry Tortugas National Park Reviews

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1 reviews
Dry Tortugas National Park Feb 20, 2011
Fantastic day trip form Key West to the last key. A remote National park in the Gulf of Mexico, 70 miles west of Key West. Similar to Fort Massachusetts on Ship Island in Mississippi, but on a much grander scale and even more remote. Try Dry Tortugas ferry questions and answers for tons of good info.
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Dry Tortugas Nov 19, 2010
Sunny Days Catamarans, a family own and operated business in Key West, offers the best rate.

The cabin of the catamaran offers air conditioning and plenty of seating. But, my friends and I chose to sit on the rear deck so we could get a little sun and enjoy the view. The captain serves lunch and snacks (which is included) and has plenty of books so you can identify the sea creatures you see while aboard the ship and what you may expect while snorkeling around Tortugas. Dont feel like flipping through a book? Ask the staff. They are very knowledgable and friendly.

Once you arrive at Dry Tortugas, like all national parks, you will be given the rules and set free.

You may take a self guided or guided tour of the fort. The fort itself is quite large and full of history.

Once we completed the tour, we were very eager to take a dip. On our way to the beach, we picked up our snorkeling gear and found a place on the beach to dump our stuff. The water was warm, clear, and shallow. While snorkeling or hanging out in the water in general, you are likely to encounter many types of wildlife as you make your way around sea fans, brainy coral, and so on. We saw hog fish, sun fish, barracuda, goliath grouper, sea turtles, angel fish, and many more.

I would recommend sun screen, flip flops (the "sand" hurts), a towel, and some sort of medication if you are prone to sea or motion sickness. The catamaran is a very smooth ride, but you will spend nearly two hours on the boat each way.
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View or Tortugas as we appriach.
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