Almost 70 miles (113 km) west of Key West lies the remote Dry Tortugas National Park. This 100-square mile park is mostly open water with seven small islands. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the park is known the world over as the home of magnificent Fort Jefferson, picturesque blue waters, superlative coral reefs and marine life, and the vast assortment of bird life that frequents the area.
Explore a 19th Century Fort and Snorkel Crystal Clear Water with Incredible Marine Life
Explore Fort Jefferson
Located on Garden Key is historic Fort Jefferson, one of the nation’s largest 19th century forts in the United States.
Snorkeling and Diving
Dry Tortugas National Park is home to history and natural wonders above and below the water's’ surface.
Bring your own boat to Dry Tortugas National Park and get the most out of the opportunities to explore this remarkable national treasure.
With less than 1% of Dry Tortugas National Park being dry ground, the best way to see this is by swimming.
Last updated: October 9, 2018