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Old 25-03-2008, 18:53   #1
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Tampa to Dry Tortugas next week

We, family of four, are planning to go cruising next week on our catamaran. We will leave from the Tampa Bay, FL this Friday and plan to head south to Key West and the Dry Tortugas for a week.
Anybody else going that way?
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We, family of four, are planning to go cruising next week on our catamaran. We will leave from the Tampa Bay, FL this Friday and plan to head south to Key West and the Dry Tortugas for a week.
Anybody else going that way?
I am sailing from Key West to the Dry Tortugas next Saturday then returning to St Pete. I was wondering about your trip and if you had any issues entering from the north? Thanks
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we did not make it to the DT. We really enjoyed the Marquesas
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:08   #5
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George, The easiest most direct route in is from the North.
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George, The easiest most direct route in is from the North.
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Thanks, any thoughts on anchorage;east side or west side of the Fort? As you can tell this is our first trip to the Tortugas. Thanks
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George,
We passed through in 2006 on our way from Texas to the Bahamas so we have only been there once. The SE side of Garden key next to the lighthouse is the most protected spot. It is well worth the visit. The holding is not so good in coral rubble over rock. Dive on your anchor and set it by hand. Also stock up well before you head out. There are no supplies and you might be there longer than anticipated. We were stuck for 8 days due to 30-35 knot NE winds. Our next stop was Key West so it would have been tough if we were on a schedule. Here is a link to pictures of our visit Dry Tortugas Have fun.
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We passed through in 2006 on our way from Texas to the Bahamas so we have only been there once. The SE side of Garden key next to the lighthouse is the most protected spot. It is well worth the visit. The holding is not so good in coral rubble over rock. Dive on your anchor and set it by hand. Also stock up well before you head out. There are no supplies and you might be there longer than anticipated. We were stuck for 8 days due to 30-35 knot NE winds. Our next stop was Key West so it would have been tough if we were on a schedule. Here is a link to pictures of our visit Dry Tortugas Have fun.
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Thanks. I will post a note after mytrip. Excellent pictures!
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Seajoy,we are also leaving Saturday Morning for the keys.we will take our time on our way down to Marathon,then head for Keywest and probably Dry Tortugas then back to Tampa bay.JC.
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Breath of Another/Tikihut will be leaving Key West for the Tortugasa Sunday am. Next Tuesday will be return to St. Pete. We should stop in Boca Grande for a day. May see you in the Tortugas. GR
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