Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida Keys
Almost 70 miles west of Key West lies the remote Dry Tortugas National Park, a 19th Century Fort and snorkel crystal clear water with incredible marine life The 100-square mile park is mostly open water with seven small islands. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the park is known the world over as the home of magnificent Fort Jefferson, picturesque blue waters with superlative coral reefs and marine life for diving/snorkleing, and the vast assortment of bird life that frequent the area.
Visiting this remote park takes planning to make the most of your visit. Most travel to the park by boat or seaplane that departs daily from Key West. Some take charters or private boats to get to the islands located approximately 70 miles west of Key West.
There are no services on Garden Key where Fort Jefferson is located so visitors must plan to bring everything they need for the trip with them and when they leave take it all back to the mainland.
- Parks & Attractions:Public Park
Contact Info:Dry Tortugas National Park
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