Dry Tortugas National Park, Key West

Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
  • Address: Key West, FL, United States, 33040
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-3052427700
  • Fax: +1-3052427711
  • Ticket Price: 5 USD
  • Time Required: 12:00 Hrs
  • Tags: National Park, Waterfront, Family And Kids, Water Sport, Snorkeling , Bird Watching, Landmarks, Parks, Natural Parks
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About Dry Tortugas National Park, Key West

You can reach the Dry Tortugas National Park by catching a ferry- Yankee Freedom Ferry from Key West. The ferry rides are comfortable and provide good food and a splendid view.

The island is a tourist dream, a rare gem far from all the hustle-bustle of the city life.

Highlights include:

  • Snorkeling
  • Trekking
  • Visiting the Fort at the Park
  • Bird watching

A true mélange of all things good, the national park is perfect for a day trip.

Dry Tortugas National Park Information

  • Carry your own snacks and refreshments.

Dry Tortugas National Park Ticket Prices

  • The entrance fee for the park is $5.00 for visitors 16 and older. This fee covers entrance to the park for 7 days.

How To reach Dry Tortugas National Park by Public Transport

Catch a ferry to reach the Island from west coast harbor in Key West:

  • Yankee Freedom Ferry
  • Sunny Day Catamaran Ferry

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Dry Tortugas National Park, Key West Reviews

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  • This is definitely a place everyone needs to visit. Absolutely beautiful fort preserved to allow you to step back in time. The Yankee Freedom ferry ride was very enjoyable and well worth the cost. Be sure to take the tour to learn the history. Enjoy snorkeling on the beach before you return to the boat. A very amazing experience!

  • One of the most beautiful places in the US! Turquoise color water and white sand beach adds to the beauty of the place. There are two ways to get here either by the Yankee Freedom 3 ferry or by the sea plane. Both ways are pricey but definitely worth the money! Once you are here enjoy strolling on the white Sandy Beach or take a tour of the fort or snorkel in the water to enjoy the underwater sea life like the colorful fishes or the corals!

  • Not the easiest National Park to get to, but absolutely worth it if you like history, forts and beautiful surroundings. Ferry or seaplane are the transportation choices. I took the ferry and that was fun. I recommend taking a tour with the park guide when you arrive. The tour stories will make the place come alive and put it in context. Many people snorkel and the water is beautiful. I enjoyed walking the fort and moat walls. Taking the ferry is a long day but it gave me enough time to see all I wanted to see. Camping available but arrange ahead of time. It was a perfect day and great memory for me. It can be hot so prepare accordingly and bring comfortable walking shoes. There is a tiny ranger station that sells limited provisions and souvenirs . Snorkel gear often provided for free by the transportation company you take to get there.

  • The boat ride was pleasant, the food is mediocre, but you're not going for the food. The views and wonderful ocean air was worth the trip. The snorkeling is good, although it was the first time I had done that so don't have much to compare it to.

  • Very worth a visit. Make sure to bring your snorkeling gear and swim all the way around. Big fish hanging in the ruins, cuttlefish over by the dock. Just lovely.

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