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.

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Explore Fort Jefferson

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

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Plan your camping trip to Garden Key

Learn tips to plan a visit to Dry Tortugas like a Park Ranger
Plan Like a Park Ranger

Top 10 list to #PlanLikeaParkRanger for a visit to Dry Tortugas National Park.

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Key West Seaplane Charters

Morning, Afternoon or Full Day Tours to the park on a seaplane

Yankee Freedom sailing
The Yankee Freedom Ferry

Take a high-speed catamaran for day and camping trips.

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Snorkeling and Diving

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

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

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

Last updated: June 30, 2021

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