There are some hidden gems in Florida that will easily make you forget you’re still in the Sunshine State and not in a faraway, tropical paradise. If you’re looking for a new summer adventure without all the fuss of traveling, then definitely check out this ferry that will take you to an otherworldly underwater adventure. Dry Tortugas National Park may not be an exotic, far-flung land, but it’ll certainly feel like it!

Known for incredible views of the starry night sky, Dry Tortugas is home to the 19th century Fort Jefferson. Only accessible by seaplane or ferry, less than 1% of the park is actually on dry ground.

This of course means that there is a ton of aquatic exploration to be done, and it's an underwater adventure like no other with crystal clear waters, lush coral reefs, and vibrant sea life.

The crew of the Yankee Freedom III will be the ones delivering you to this Floridian Atlantis, with day trip tickets available for $180.

The price not only includes your ferry ride across the sea but also park admission and all the snorkeling gear you’ll need for your adventure. Perfect for experienced divers and novices alike, you’ll be exploring the third largest reef system in the world.

Historical ruins like that of the Coaling Pier Pilings, moat wall, and even shipwrecks are all open for your exploration, but just be sure to keep your fins to yourself and take only photos!

On your way to your underwater adventure, you can sip cocktails on the Yankee Freedom’s deck, grab a complimentary breakfast and lunch at the galley, and lounge on the main deck as the gorgeous sights and sounds of Key West pass you by.

Boarding time is 7 a.m. sharp; the ship departs at 7:30 a.m., arriving at Fort Jefferson at a tentative 10:15 a.m. The ferry will depart back to Key West at 3 p.m. arriving in the evening at 5:15 p.m.

You can even camp overnight at the park, making it the perfect weekend getaway. So, what do you say, sail away for the day to an underwater paradise?

Key West Ferry To The Dry Tortugas

Price: $180

Address: Ferry Terminal 100 Grinnell St., Key West, FL

Why You Need To Go: Paradise awaits on this watery adventure to Dry Tortugas National Park! Snorkel the reef and explore the beauty that lurks beneath the ocean's surface.


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