Dry Tortugas Visitor Boat Slips

A wooden pier around sand and blue ocean waters, with a large brick structure in the background

Slip Usage

Boaters can use the slips on a first-come first-served basis to unload camping gear and supplies or take a walking tour of the fort. As the harbor can be busy with many small private boats there is a two hour limit for slip usage.

Required Boat Permits

Boat permits are required for all vessels in the park with the exception of those transiting across park waters. These are free and can be acquired from park rangers on site or contact VHF Marine Radio Channel 16.

Learn more by visiting by visiting the Boat Permits page and the Boating page.

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Visitor Slip Location

The visitor slips are located between the park dock and the dinghy beach. This is easy walking distance to the camping and beach areas and the fort entrance.

Click here to access a pdf of this map.

Last updated: December 31, 2020

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

40001 SR-9336
Homestead, FL 33034


305 242-7700

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