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SouthernHiker 06-06-2012 11:00

Ft. Jefferson, Dry Tortugas
 
Wife and I were heading down to Key West towards the middle of this month, and we were wondering if anyone needed some sailing crew help and/or company that might be wanting to make a trip over to Dry Tortugas.

Steve W 06-06-2012 12:05

Re: Ft. Jefferson, Dry Tortugas
 
If you don't find a boat to hitch a ride on, the fast catamarans that go over for the day are a great value, IMHO. They leave about 7am, back about 5pm, breakfast, lunch, snorkeling gear included. They dock and turn you loose on the island to tour the fort, swim, snorkle, etc. Even have A/C. Seems like it was less than $100pp all in. The snorkeling around the old coal docks that supplied the fort was excellent. Nice beach areas, too.

SouthernHiker 06-06-2012 13:07

Re: Ft. Jefferson, Dry Tortugas
 
Thanks. I looked into that. I think it's $165 pp now, unless there's one I don't know about?

Steve W 06-06-2012 13:40

Re: Ft. Jefferson, Dry Tortugas
 
Can't believe I found the brochure still in my car:
yankeefreedom.com
800-634-0939
Suggest you make reservations if your schedule is tight, we had to wait a couple of days last summer before they had room. Memory bad: price was $129pp, kids and over 62 less. It really was worth the price and I'm a typical tightwad sailor. Breakfast and lunch were nice and they did have a bar.

DotDun 06-06-2012 14:40

Re: Ft. Jefferson, Dry Tortugas
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve W (Post 965731)
If you don't find a boat to hitch a ride on, the fast catamarans that go over for the day are a great value, IMHO. They leave about 7am, back about 5pm, breakfast, lunch, snorkeling gear included. They dock and turn you loose on the island to tour the fort, swim, snorkle, etc. Even have A/C. Seems like it was less than $100pp all in. The snorkeling around the old coal docks that supplied the fort was excellent. Nice beach areas, too.

Yep, those of us out there in private vessels run away when the FastCat Ferry shows up! We go hide in the places where the 'ferry boat people' can't go, Loggerhead Key, Windjammer wreck, etc. :D

Actually, the ferry is OK, they bring 100-200 people out, get there 10:30ish and leave before 3pm. It's quite an influx of people when there is only 4-6 private boats out there. The areas the 'ferry boat people' can't go are the best snorkeling, the best beaches, etc.! :thumb:

sanssouci 07-06-2012 09:22

Re: Ft. Jefferson, Dry Tortugas
 
If you are willing to do some sanding and varnish work while you down here, I'll take to there.

Dennis.G 07-06-2012 09:27

Re: Ft. Jefferson, Dry Tortugas
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sanssouci (Post 966343)
If you are willing to do some sanding and varnish work while you down here, I'll take to there.

You're making that fast ferry sound even more attractive. :D


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