If you love history and the great outdoors, embark on an adventure like none other on board the Yankee Freedom.
Students 17+ (with ID)
Active Military (with ID)
* Reservations will be held until 10 minutes before departure. The National Park Entrance Fee is included in your total charges when you book your reservation and can be refunded if you present an Annual National Park Pass or Golden Age Pass at check-in the morning of your trip. Due to new restrictions on credit card transactions, confirmed reservations for day trips may only be made online up to six months prior to the date of travel. If you wish to reserve for a date beyond six months from today, please call our reservation line at 305-294-7009.
A luxurious, state-of-the-art catamaran, docked in Key West, the Yankee Freedom will transport you to the famous Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson National Park.
Your Yankee Freedom – Dry Tortugas National Park Ferry Includes:
Large, fully air-conditioned main cabin
Comfortable seats, three large restrooms and fresh water rinse showers
A full galley where you can purchase snacks, drinks and souvenirs
Upper deck open to the sea-air and sights and sounds of marine life
Spacious shaded and un-shaded sundeck seating
Included with trip:
Breakfast snack and box lunch
Complimentary snorkeling equipment
Entrance fee to Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Jefferson
Fully narrated 45-minute tour of the fort
Beach walking, snorkeling, swimming, or just relaxing in the sun
Enjoy a picnic in the afternoon
Just 70 miles west of Key West, the Dry Tortugas is a collection of secluded islands that boast a military fort, a national park, camping grounds, sandy beaches, crystal waters, coral reefs, fishing, snorkeling and so much more. See the historic Fort Jefferson and the place where Dr. Samuel Mudd was held prisoner due to his involvement in the assassination of President Lincoln. Come face to face with colorful fish and marine species that live on the coral reef. Spend the afternoon exploring the island, bird watching, having a picnic on the beach or soaking in the sun, gather the family and spend the weekend camping. The Dry Tortugas offers extraordinary experiences for people of all ages.
There’s no better way to get to The Dry Tortugas than on board the Yankee Freedom which has been ferrying guests for more than 30 years.
What to Bring
The following are items we recommend you bring:
Sunglasses and hat
Change of clothing (during your journey back to Key West, you are welcome to use Yankee Freedom‘s three fresh water rinses before the return trip home)
Cash – The Park operates a small gift shop selling books, postcards, T-shirts and other items. The Yankee Freedom serves a large assortment of sodas, snacks, candy, beer, wine, tropical drinks, T-shirts, cameras, Dramamine ™, etc. You may use cash or credit cards for purchases.
Sturdy pair of walking shoes
You may bring your own snorkeling gear if you wish
Parking 300 Grinnell Street
We recommend parking in the City Parking Garage on Grinnell Street, across the corner from the Ferry Terminal. The garage provides shaded parking for $32/day. There is no free parking available in Key West.
Ferry Terminal 100 Grinnell Street
The Yankee Freedom departs from the Key West Ferry Terminal, 100 Grinnell Street, in the Historic Seaport.