Dry Tortugas National Park

Key West, Florida

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Jul 13 ~ Jul 19
Dry Tortugas National Park is a remote destination and provides visitors with an opportunity to get away from it all. In the midst of crystal blue waters and pristine sea beds, the park's most notable feature is Fort Jefferson. This national park is an excellent choice for those looking for a truly secluded setting.

Dry Tortugas National Park Visitors Guide

Dry Tortugas National Park is located 70 miles west of Key West, Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s one of the most unique destinations in the entire country with a blend of rich history and an unblemished marine ecosystem. The park features several small islands that are accessible by private boat or ferry service.

Visitors can explore the park by snorkeling in clear blue waters, swimming in the beautiful beaches, and more. The park also offers various educational programs during certain seasons, including guided tours and lectures on local wildlife and history.

The historic Fort Jefferson lies in the heart of the Dry Tortugas and is renowned as one of the largest forts in the United States. It was developed to protect one of America's most important deepwater anchorages during the Civil War, when it was used by Union forces.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long is a boat ride from Key West to Dry Tortugas?

A ferry ride from Key West to Dry Tortugas takes about two and a half hours.

2. Is fishing allowed in Dry Tortugas?

Fishing is allowed from the shores of Dry Tortugas. You must have a Florida Saltwater License before boarding the Yankee Freedom.

3. Can I make bonfires on the beach?

Bonfires and flammable liquids are not allowed.

4. Are drones allowed in Dry Tortugas?

Drones are not permitted to be used at the park.


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