I need 10 people to commit to going on this trips. The cost will be around $230.00 per person. This will be Wed - Friday or Saturday
You have the option of 4 days / 3 nights or 3 days / 2 nights but I need to know now what you want so that I can reserve.
This will include the Ferry, park admission, camping fees and kayak fees. We will only be able to take 3 kayaks out with us - so we will have to share. Kayaks are limited to between 12' - 15'.
Camping in the Dry Tortugas National Park is definitely an experience of a lifetime! Imagine sleeping under the stars, on an island 70 miles from civilization, with the warm tropical breezes blowing through palm trees and the rhythmic sound of the ocean waves playing in the background.
Upon boarding at 6:30 am from Key West, you will enjoy a continental breakfast of fresh fruit, freshly baked bagels, doughnuts, cereal, orange juice, and coffee.
En route to Dry Tortugas National Park (http://www.drytortugas.com/) our onboard naturalist will give you an orientation about the area and the national park’s surroundings. During your voyage to one of America’s most remote National Parks, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Marquesa Islands, Boca Grande, and frequent turtle (http://www.drytortugas.com/turtles) and dolphin sightings.
Campers must have all gear on the dock (NOT left in camping area) by 10:30AM on the day of departure from Ft. Jefferson to load on the boat. Equipment must be packed and cleaned of sand before re-boarding. Please keep with you items you will need for the day, as the boat may be off the dock for much of the day.
You can travel inside the main cabin in air-conditioned comfort or outside on one of the observation decks. The Yankee Freedom III also features comfortable cushioned seats, three restrooms, fresh water rinse shower, full galley serving snacks, soft drinks, beer, wine, mixed drinks (on return trips only), film, and souvenirs. You will reach the National Park boundaries within 2 hours and 10 minutes after leaving Key West harbor. .