Accepting Applications from Businesses Interested in Providing Visitor Services in Dry Tortugas National Park

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Date: October 30, 2013
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Permit Coordinator - Linda Roehrig, 305-242-7744
Contact: Media Inquiries: Linda Friar, 305-242-7744

 Accepting Applications from Businesses Interested in Providing Visitor Services in Dry Tortugas National Park

Key West, Florida: The National Park Service is now accepting applications for Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA) from individuals or businesses wishing to offer visitor services in Dry Tortugas National Park for the two year period starting February 1, 2014 and endingJanuary 31, 2015

The Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) application process is a competitive process to select entities to provide services to the Dry Tortugas in four categories: Guide Fishing, Sailing, Wildlife Viewing and Dive/Snorkel operations. A total of thirty (30) CUAs will be awarded to provide services within Dry Tortugas National Park. Each activity requires a separate permit. 

A panel reviews all applications to ensure that the services are in keeping with National Park Service regulations and the mission of Dry Tortugas National Park.

All applications must be postmarked no later than November 30, 2013 and all applications and supporting materials received in the park byDecember 5, 2013. A non-refundable application fee of $350 must accompany the application package.

All applicants will be notified by mail in January 2014 whether or not they have been selected as service provider with a CUA for Dry Tortugas National Park.

Additional information and the Application packet are available on the Dry Tortugas website,

For additional information or concerns, you may contact Linda Roehrig, Special Park Uses Program Manager at 305-242-7744 or via email at e-mail


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