Dry Tortugas National Park
Dry Tortugas National Park is made up of 7 remote islands that lie some 70 miles off the coast of Key West, Florida. The park is characterized by stunning coral reefs, pristine turquoise waters, beautiful white sandy beaches and the 19th century Fort Jefferson, which sits majestically on Garden Key. Comprising over 16 million bricks, Fort Jefferson is in the top 3 largest forts in the United States.
Traveling 2 hrs, 15 mins by boat to reach the park is an adventure in itself, but once there you can enjoy some of the worlds greatest snorkeling, swimming, boating, scuba diving and even camping for those who want a longer stay and the unparalleled experience of sleeping under a blanket of stars.
There is something for everyone at Dry Tortugas National Park, whether you be a bird watcher, or a historian with interests in guided tours of the fort itself, or more adventurous with a desire to explore the many sunken ships in the area. Vibrant marine life is abundant and the coral reefs present a magnificent reminder of ancient life under the water’s surface.