• Dry Tortugas

    Dry Tortugas

    National Park Florida

Guided Tours

Visitors on walking fort tour

Visitors begin walking tour of historic Fort Jefferson

National Park Service

Guided Tours of Fort Jefferson

The commercial ferry operator provides daily guided walking tours of Fort Jefferson. Tours begin daily at 11:00 am near the entrance to Fort Jefferson and last approximately one hour.

sentry sign

One of the interpretive signs on self guided tour

National Park Service

Self Guided Tour

A self-guided tour of Fort Jefferson is also available. Simply follow the interpretive signage, or inquire at the visitor center for more information.

Permitted Tour Operator Ultimate Getaway

One of the 30 permitted tour operators for the park - Ultimate Getaway

Ultimate Getaway

Charter Tours

Another Option to the daily ferry and seaplane tours is to select one of the 30 tour operators who hold permits with Dry Tortugas National Park to provide . There are a variety of tour operators providing trips for fishing, diving, snorkeling, and wildlife viewing. For a complete list of permitted tour operators, click here.

Did You Know?

Dr. Samuel Mudd

Fort Jefferson served for a time as a remote prison facility. One of its most famous inmates was none other than Dr. Samuel Mudd, who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth following the assassination of President Lincoln. Mudd was incarcerated on the Dry Tortugas for only four years, from 1865 to 1869.