Dry Tortugas National ParkCurrently Closed
- 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.
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Dry Tortugas National Park
18.52% of people who visit Key West include Dry Tortugas National Park in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
36.61% of people start their Dry Tortugas National Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 12 Hrs to see Dry Tortugas National Park
95% of people prefer walking in order to reach Dry Tortugas National Park
People normally also visit Key West Lighthouse while planning their trip to Dry Tortugas National Park.
People also prefer to start their day with Dry Tortugas National Park.
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Dry Tortugas National Park, Key West Reviews
This place is magnificent. The fort is so green and quiet. It’s a pleasure to walk in it, or just relax on the grass. The views from the fort walls are terrific. There is a lot to do outside the fort too. There are great sandy beaches, unique snorkeling opportunities, and picnic tables. I wish I came camping here (there is a camp ground). It would be amazing to get up early and have the island for yourself, and stay for the sunset too. The ferry arrives at 10.30am and departs at 3pm, so all the remaining time is only for campers to enjoy.
Great national park that is definitely worth the visit if you are in Key West. Like any place snorkeling quality is dependent on the weather. The fort has 3 levels that are fun to explore. The ferry makes for a long day but gives you more time at the fort than the more expensive sea plane. Great variety of fish in October including barracuda and tarpon.
Amazing trip back in history. Yankee Freedom takes care of you on the boat ride. Fort Jefferson has a Junior Ranger program that is a great activity for all ages to tour the site. Swimming and snorkeling was fun and lots of fish to see.
The ruins exude a nearly tangible feel of history. You will be surprised by the huge fort and be surprised again by how small the island it sits on is. Hope for a breezy day otherwise expect to be broiled. If you are serious about the snorkeling stay for the whole day otherwise the half day tour is just enough to have a good wander around the fort and a short snorkel.
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!