Dry Tortugas

Dry Tortugas National Park

Florida, United States

About


Designated as a National Park in 1992

The islands of the Dry Tortugas, at the westernmost end of the Florida Keys, are the site of Fort Jefferson, a Civil War-era fort that is the largest masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere. The park is home to undisturbed coral reefs and shipwrecks, and is only accessible by plane or boat.

Activities


Weather


Today
7/12/2024
Rain
29°C
L: 28.7°C
H: 28.7°C
Light rain
Feels like: 32°C
POP: 99%
Humidity: 70%
Wind: 1 kph SE
Tomorrow
7/13/2024
Clouds
29°C
L: 29.1°C
H: 29.1°C
Overcast clouds
Feels like: 34°C
POP: 0%
Humidity: 76%
Wind: 6 kph NE
Sunday
7/14/2024
Clouds
29°C
L: 29.4°C
H: 29.4°C
Scattered clouds
Feels like: 35°C
POP: 0%
Humidity: 76%
Wind: 6 kph E
Weather data from: OpenWeatherMap

Official park contact info


Phone: (305) 242-7700
Additional information: Dry Tortugas Visitor Center

Reviews

4.8

1,194 reviews found on the web

Helpful reviews:

This is an amazing park! Definitely use the sea plane service to arrive to it.
Chico N.
A must do trip! Absolutely worth the money! I enjoyed everything, I just wish I had camped the night!
William J.
Did the SeaPlane with Kris, he was an awesome Pilot with great history and information!!! The beauty of the fort and the history of it is worth the trip anyway you can get there!! Do it if you can!!!
Sook I.
Chico N.
October 2020

This is an amazing park! Definitely use the sea plane service to arrive to it.

William J.
September 2020

A must do trip! Absolutely worth the money! I enjoyed everything, I just wish I had camped the night!

Sook I.
June 2020

Did the SeaPlane with Kris, he was an awesome Pilot with great history and information!!! The beauty of the fort and the history of it is worth the trip anyway you can get there!! Do it if you can!!!

Tato W.
November 2020

I don't recommend going there when the temperature is under 70f. Very windy and chilly. You will need a thick jacket if you go there during that time. I heard it has a beautiful beach but we didn't have a luck to see that beauty. The weather there changes rapidly. Even the temperature 69f and water temperature 73f water, it was still cold for snorkeling and visibility was bad under water. Couldn't see our own hands under the water.

Madison Q.
September 2020

What an amazing place. Dry Tortugas National Park truly is a bucket list destination! I will definitely be back to try the overnight camping one day. What a great day it was!

Emma J.
June 2020

If you have never been, than you are missing out. Amazing waters, great snorkeling, fish watching, bird watching, exploring a real fort! Be careful, unguided tours and lots of places for youngsters or fools to fall and get injured.

Emma M.
October 2020

Absolutely one of the most magical places in America!

Marquis D.
July 2020

What a place! Perhaps one of the most unique NPs in existence: remote, small, raw and simple and absolutely beautiful. I camped 1 night and regret not staying at least one more. Camping is primitive only but the boat is there 10am-3pm every day and serves as restaurant, shower, bathroom, lounge, AC, etc. The fort is open sunrise to sundown and even that rule is flexible once the boat and day visitors leave, it is quite a place to see. The water is pristine and you will see plenty of purple coral, sharks, fish, wildlife, so snorkeling is a real treat. The night sky is unbelievable. Perhaps my favorite thing was seeing the F18s practicing dogfighting in the morning and evenings right in front of the park.

Chema V.
November 2020

What a wonderful place I loved every second. Very beautiful lots of interesting history. I had fun on the ferry but have someway to entertain yourself its a long trip with no signal till you get back.

Emma F.
September 2020

One of my favorite camping experiences. Although it's primitive camping - meaning you have to bring literally everything with you including food and water, it's really easy to pull off. They give you wheelbarrows, the ferry comes every day etc. It's absolutely amazing at night when all the tourists leave

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