How much does it cost to take a seaplane to Dry Tortugas?
|Per Person||Adult||Children 12 & under|
|This trip is just under 4 hours long, providing at least 2 1/2 hours of island time at Fort Jefferson/Dry Tortugas. Travel time is approximately 40 minutes each way. Departs morning & afternoon.|
How much is a day trip to the Dry Tortugas?
The entrance fee for Dry Tortugas National Park is $15.00 per person and is good for 7 consecutive days.
How long is the boat ride to Dry Tortugas?
about 2 hours and 15 minutes
How long is the trip from Key West to Fort Jefferson? The ride on the Yankee Freedom usually takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Can you take your own boat to Dry Tortugas?
Yes, all private boats and vessels entering Dry Tortugas National Park must file a boat permit at Garden Key before recreating within the park. Even if you do not plan on exploring Fort Jefferson, you must stop by Garden Key to pay the entrance fee and file the required permits.
What is the cheapest way to get to the Dry Tortugas?
The cheapest way to get to the Dry Tortugas is by The Yankee Freedom Ferry, an authorized concessionaire of the park. The daily catamaran ferry to Dry Tortugas departs from Key West.
How far in advance should I book Dry Tortugas?
We recommend calling 8 to12 months in advance to check for available spots and make a reservation. *The Park Service will collect a campsite fee of $15 to $30 per night based on the size of your party. This will be collected by Park Rangers during your stay. Reservations will be held until 10 minutes before departure.
Can I take my own boat to Dry Tortugas?
Can you stay overnight at Dry Tortugas?
Overnight anchoring is allowed in the area of sand and rubble bottom within 1 nautical mile of the Fort Jefferson harbor light and must not block any designated channel. Overnight anchoring is not permitted at any other location in Dry Tortugas National Park.
Is there a seaplane service to the Dry Tortugas?
We are the only Seaplane Service to Dry Tortugas National Park. 70 miles west of Key West, Florida lies one of North America’s most inaccessible National Parks, the Dry Tortugas. The park is renowned for its marine life, pirate legends and sheer unspoiled beauty.
How long does it take to get to Dry Tortugas?
Full Day Dry Tortugas Seaplane Excursion. This trip is just under 8 hours long, providing at least 6 1/2 hours of island time at Fort Jefferson/Dry Tortugas. Travel time is approximately 40 minutes each way.
What is the Dry Tortugas National Park?
70 miles west of Key West, Florida lies one of North America’s most inaccessible National Parks, the Dry Tortugas. The park is renowned for its marine life, pirate legends and sheer unspoiled beauty. It is dominated by its central feature, the majestic Fort Jefferson, the largest brick building in the western hemisphere.
Can You snorkel on the Dry Tortugas?
After landing, you will be able to spend either a half-day or a full-day on the Dry Tortugas. Most people agree that the best Key West snorkeling is actually done on the Dry Tortugas. And all snorkel gear is provided at no charge.