All private boats entering Dry Tortugas National Park must first stop at the Garden Key headquarters located inside Fort Jefferson before recreating within the park. If you are simply transiting through the park, a boat permit is not necessary.
Boat permits are required for all recreational vessels including kayaks and dinghies, vessels operating under a Commercial Use Authorization and commercial fishing vessels. Vessels greater than 50 meters are required to have a Special Use Authorization in addition to the boat permit.
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Last updated: April 27, 2016