Most, if not all, of us on this board are sailors. Thus we are not in the best position to answer your questions about cruising in a power boat
. You should know, however, that there are absolutely no facilities in the Dry Tortugas
. That means no marina, fuel
, etc. Also, most of us have not crossed Florida
through the Okeechobee Waterway because our masts will not clear the railroad bridge. (Having said that, my husband and I did a Florida
"circumnavigation" in our former sailboat with a 48' mast). I don't mean to be discouraging, just honest.