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Key West, Dry Tortugas and the Marquesas
Join the crew of the R/V Tiburon to explore the out islands of the Florida Keys, investigating the unique ecosystems that makes this one of the premier marine sanctuaries in the world. Explore the aquatic ecosystem from Key West to the Marquesas and beyond to the Dry Tortugas National Park. This includes kayaking the mangrove islands, walking the historic sands and battlements of a civil war fort, swimming with giant loggerhead sea turtles, cruising the clear island waters, snorkeling rich patch reefs and coral gardens and observing the crew capture and tag a small specimen of the docile nurse shark.
Homeport: Key West, Florida
Located within the
National Marine Sanctuary
Dry Tortugas & the Marquesas
Discover two archipelagos of pristine islands: the Dry Tortugas, known for historic Fort Jefferson and extraordinary fish and bird life, and the Marquesas, remote, uninhabited, rich in life and lore. Snorkel the clear pristine waters of the westernmost keys. Come face to face with huge lobsters, tarpon, Goliath grouper and, giant sea turtles. Join the Tiburon crew in their mission to explore the entire range of the ecosystem and share the wonders of the remote underwater world of the Dry Tortugas National Park. Explore Fort Jefferson, in the "most remote" of the U.S. National Parks. Walk the parade grounds, climb the battlements and listen to the echoes of the soldiers and prisoners who were stationed here. Explore the wonders of the reef's nightlife with an evening snorkel or from the comfort of dry land by joining a wondrous moat walk. More Dry Tortugas info
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