Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park

Activities & Programs

Outdoor Activities

Visitors from around the globe journey to the Dry Tortugas. A variety of remarkable experiences await those who arrive. Whether you find yourself camping, snorkeling, birdwatching, fishing, or just enjoying a view from the top of massive Fort Jefferson-- you quickly realize how magical this place can be.

Ranger-led Tours

Ranger-led tours are available on an intermittent basis. Be sure to check at the Visitor Center on Garden Key for the most current schedule upon your arrival.

A self-guided tour of Fort Jefferson is also available. Simply follow the interpretive signage, or inquire at the visitor center for more information.

Guided Tours and Trips

Dry Tortugas National Park is managed carefully to ensure the resources are protected and visitors have the best opportunities to experience the park as possible.

There are a limited number of commercial use authorizations issued each year who provide one or more of the following services 1) guided fishing trips, 2) dive and/or snorkeling trips, 3) guided wildlife viewing trips and 4) sailing charters to Dry Tortugas National Park during 2008/2009.

Included in these are the two ferry boat operators who provide daily access to the park.

Contact the park for a list of these vendors.