Explore a 19th Century Fort and Snorkel Crystal Clear Water with Incredible Marine Life

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.

Fort Jefferson

Explore Fort Jefferson

Located on Garden Key is historic Fort Jefferson, one of the nation’s largest 19th century forts in the United States.

Tents are set up on Garden Key

Camping at the Dry Tortugas

Camping at Garden Key is an incredible experience. Amazing star gazing, snorkeling, sunsets and more!

Yankee Freedom sailing.

Getting Here

70 miles west of Key West, the Dry Tortugas is accessible only by a daily concession ferry, private boats, charter boats, or seaplane.

Two divers swim by the Winjammer Wreck.

Snorkeling and Diving

Dry Tortugas National Park is home to history and natural wonders above and below the water's’ surface.

A boat passes by the Dry Tortugas with Loggerhead Key in background.


Bring your own boat to Dry Tortugas National Park and get the most out of the opportunities to explore this remarkable national treasure.

A view of the beach on Garden Key


With less than 1% of Dry Tortugas National Park being dry ground, the best way to see this is by swimming.

Interactive Marine Visitor Use Map of Dry Tortugas

Marine Visitor Use Map

Interactive Marine Visitor Use Map of Dry Tortugas that shows where to dive, boat and snorkel within park boundaries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Read on the frequently asked questions about the park before your visit.

Last updated: October 29, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

40001 SR-9336
Homestead, FL 33034


(305) 242-7700

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