Dry Tortugas National Park, Key West

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National Park · Nature / Park
Encompassing the most isolated and far-flung islands of the Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas National Park showcases vibrant coral reefs, tropical landscapes, and an island fortress. Set in the Gulf of Mexico nearly 109 km (68 mi) away from Key West, the park can be accessed only by sea. You climb aboard the official ferry service licensed by park authorities to reach the seven islands. Stop by the visitor center located inside Fort Jefferson, a 19th-century brick castle occupying the second-largest islet, for information on the park's history, oceanic ecology, and archaeology. Watch carefully for some of the park's nearly 300 species of birds, including nesting pelicans, terns, and frigatebirds. PutDry Tortugas National Park into our Key West trip site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I took the Yankee Freedom Ferry to Dry Tortugas National Park for the day. I knew it was going to be great, but had no idea it would be once of the best national parks I’ve visited to date! The...  more »
  • Enjoyed out trip to the park. The ferry was clean, mask required, food and staff were excellent. The fort and snorkeling were amazing. Water a little rough on the way back, bring dramamine.  more »
  • We took a seaplane and it was awesome. Kris the pilot was great. He was very informative and nice. If you have a chance to come to Key West take a seaplane. Dry Tortuga is something to see. I have to say they were very hearty people to live out there0 back them. The water is gorgeous.
  • Just an amazing trip! Love the crew who made this trip for us so comfortable and enjoyable ❤️nature just WOW 😮 LOTS of history in this place. Great spots for taking pictures! Snorkeling 🙏💚☀️🌴well we had so much fun there! Recommended for all kids/adults! Camping overnight available too.

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