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Fort Jefferson & The Dry Tortugas
At the southernmost tip of the Continental United States lies the island paradise Key West with its own unique charm and laid back lifestyle - Famous for Hemingway, sunset celebrations and much more. However the end of US 1 is just the beginning, let the Dry Tortugas Ferry or the Seaplanes of Key West take you a further 70 miles (112.9km) west of Key West, Florida, out over the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico to America's most inaccessible National Park - The Dry Tortugas - Fort Jefferson on Garden Key.

 
RESERVATIONS
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Dry Tortugas Ferry & Seaplanes

The Dry Tortugas National Park consists of seven tiny islands composed of coral reefs, white sandy beaches and the surrounding tropical waters. The area is known for its famous bird and marine life, and its legends of pirates and sunken gold, and sheer unspoiled beauty. Ft. Jefferson, the largest of the 19th century American coastal forts is a central feature. When Ponce De Leon originally discovered these islands (in 1513) he named them "Las Tortugas" (meaning "the turtles" in Spanish) because of the abundance of sea turtles that provisioned his ships with fresh meat, but there was no fresh water - the Tortugas were dry. Even though hunting drastically reduced their numbers, many varieties of the species are still present in the area. The Dry Tortugas National Park is dominated by its’ central feature, the majestic Fort Jefferson - the largest 19th century coastal fort. It's time to step back in time and explore the history that is Fort Jefferson, sunbathe on a remote palm tree lined white sand beach or snorkel the living reef in the warm crystal clear waters of this beautiful Paradise. We hope your visit is an enjoyable and memorable one.

ACREAGE: 
64,700 (Federal: 61,480, Nonfederal: 3,220., Land area: 39.28) 

LOCATION:
70 miles (112.9km) west of Key West, Florida 

OPERATING HOURS AND SEASONS:
The park is open all year. 
Ft. Jefferson on Garden Key is open during daylight hours; closed at dark. 
(Day use only on Loggerhead Key. Bush Key is closed to visitors from April to September to protect nesting Sooty and Noddy Terns. Hospital and Long keys are closed all year.)

PRIVATE BOATERS:  
Must be fully self-sufficient with water, fuel and supplies. Nautical charts for the route can be purchased at boating supply outlets in Key West. The park has no boat moorings or slips. Overnight anchorage is limited to the designated area within one nautical mile of the Ft. Jefferson harbor light. Personal watercraft, i.e. jet skis, are not permitted !

ADMISSION FEES:  
$5.00 entrance fee. Camping fee is $3.00 per person per day. A Florida salt water fishing license is required.

FACILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES: 
The park is isolated, visitors must provide everything they will need including food and water. 

PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES:
Visitor Center in Fort Jefferson, self-guiding tours, Ranger-led activities, bird and wildlife watching, picnicking, salt water sport fishing, snorkeling, swimming and scuba diving, interpretive exhibits, a picnic area. The Florida National Parks and Monuments Association bookstore at the visitor center features books, videos, and related products about the flora, fauna, and history of the park. 

FORT JEFFERSON FERRY & SEAPLANES RESERVATIONS:

Limited seating - Advance Reservations are Required..!
Please Call for Prices and Reservations.
Available 10am-5pm: 1-888-382-7864

The National Park is now charging an entrance fee of $5.00 per person. The entrance fee is to be collected by the Ferry or Seaplanes at boarding. Thank you.

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Fishing Charters & Recreation
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