Dry Tortugas National Park

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

Dry Tortugas National Park - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Dry Tortugas National Park

  • Dry Tortugas National Park Address: Key West, FL, United States, 33040
  • Dry Tortugas National Park Contact Number: +1-3052427700
  • Dry Tortugas National Park Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Dry Tortugas National Park Price: 5 USD
  • Best time to visit Dry Tortugas National Park(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Dry Tortugas National Park: 12:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Dry Tortugas National Park

  • 44.76% of people who visit Key West include Dry Tortugas National Park in their plan

  • 68.16% of people start their Dry Tortugas National Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 11 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Dry Tortugas National Park

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

47.3% of people prefer walking in order to reach Dry Tortugas National Park

People normally club together Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum and Cayman Salvage Master Dive Site while planning their visit to Dry Tortugas National Park.

People also prefer to keep themselves free for an entire day while exploring Dry Tortugas National Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Dry Tortugas National Park, Key West Reviews

  • Everyone should see this place at least once. Walk the grounds and snorkel around the Fort. Lots of fish and coral. The bluest water you'll ever see. Worth the trip. You'll want to stay! Awe inspiring!

  • Fantastic and interesting National Park. My family and I really enjoyed this piece of Florida history. The islands of the Dry Tortugas, at the westernmost end of the Florida Keys, are the site of Fort Jefferson, a Civil War-era fort that is the largest masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere. The park is home to undisturbed coral reefs and shipwrecks, and is only accessible by plane or boat.

  • This is quite an adventure. Take the seaplane. Make your reservations in advance and try to get the 2 p.m. tour if you can as the boat tourists are leaving when you get there. You will have the place to yourself. Recommend spending a half-hour touring the fort and the rest of the time snorkeling in the waters where you will see amazing fish. Go to the Northern or Southern piles and snorkel in that area. Absolutely stunning views on the plane of the water, sharks, hundreds of turtles, and flying fish. Well worth the money. If your time is limited in Key West do not bother with a boat, just pony up for the seaplane. The guide also points out shipwrecks and other attractions in the water and the area. We felt completely safe even though I am terrified of small planes. It is an adventure of a lifetime you do not want to miss.

  • must see, this is such a neat place. you can tour the fort, which is fascinating. Then enjoy the beautiful waters by snorkeling swimming on the beach. The water is almost see through. I recommend taking a seaplane from Key West instead of the boat, much faster.

  • If you are in the Keys, this is a must! Ferry service out and back was great. The park itself has a lot of history! Snorkeling around the Fort was a real treat with all the different sea life and in such a small area. Do not pass up the opportunity to go!

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