70 miles from Key West lies the Dry Tortugas National Park and magnificent Fort Jefferson. Expect the unexpected when you anchor up next to the largest brick masonry structure in the Western hemisphere set on an island in the middle of the Straits of Florida. The archipelago’s coral reefs are the least disturbed & healthiest in the US and the park is teaming with life. Get up close and personal with abundant sea life, playful dolphins, curious sea turtles and dozens of species of birds. The park is accessed only by one daily ferry, sea plane service or private vessel. The jewel in the crown is Loggerhead Key, the largest key in this isolated island group, accessible only by private vessels.
Things to do: snorkel, beach, paddleboard, kayaks, birding, stargazing, camping, historic tour