Dry Tortugas National Park

Are you ready for a true getaway, one that will have you thinking you stepped out of the 21st century and into the days of Spanish explorers and pirates? A place accessible only by sea or air yet just a couple hours away from one of the most populous states in the country?

Then you need to visit the Dry Tortugas National Park. This park, comprised of about seven tiny islands, lies a couple hours’ by high-speed ferry southwest of Key West. These desert islands are filled with bird life, surrounded by crystal blue waters and white sandy beaches. You can explore at least one of the islands and swim, sunbathe and get a tour of a former prison/fort on the largest of the Dry Tortugas, Garden Key.

Explore this page for information on the Dry Tortugas, the things you can do while there, how to get there, and more.