We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Key West, FL
Phone Number:
+1 305-242-7700
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip by Catamaran
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,706 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2875
  • 485
    Very good
  • 109
  • 24
  • 15
great trip

great boat ride,but the beautiful view of the water around the fort was awsome.the water colors are unreal picture cant do it justice and wildlife is remarkable.

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Big Pine Key, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

3,706 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 3,508: English reviews
Big Pine Key, Florida
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

great boat ride,but the beautiful view of the water around the fort was awsome.the water colors are unreal picture cant do it justice and wildlife is remarkable.

Thank fishman2017
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
81 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I booked this adventure because I got this terrible affliction called impulse buying, which Groupon takes full advantage of! I can tell you that there is no sailing on this adventure. The Yankee Clipper is under power the entire way, going and coming, and it departs from Key West on time, as advertised, so don't oversleep. I don't suggest that... More 

2 Thank mauiman98
Key West, Florida
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Truly get away and experience what the Keys must have been like 200 years ago. The fort is history at its best, the water champaign clear, and the birds and aquatic live amazing. Boat or plane, both make the trip a lot of fun If you have never landed or taken off on the water, it is something.

Thank darmita
Oviedo, Florida
Level Contributor
350 reviews
197 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

When planning for our trip to Key West, we learned about Fort Jefferson which is located within the Dry Tortugas National Park. After doing the research, we quickly realized how cool a trip would be. We looked at taking the ferry service, but since so much time is spent driving on the boat, it doesn't leave much time to enjoy... More 

1 Thank ssy24
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We took the Yankee freedom over it was a windy day and a rough ride. Once we arrived on the island everything was fantastic. Water was clear we snorkeled around the shipwrecks the coral and variety of fish were fantastic. The fort was immense walking on the top level was so spectacular. Worth the seasickness for sure!!!!!!

Thank 868gna
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

If you get to Key West, this trip is a must. From the boat ride to the day on the island, you will never fell as relaxed on a day trip as this one.

Thank Gregg R
Middleburg, Florida
Level Contributor
42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

FastCat Ferry ride over to island is about an hour. Breakfast served enroute, donuts/danish/bagels/milk/coffee, etc Once there the crew had mask/snorkels to borrow and we set off to enjoy our day. the beach was beautiful, water clean, fort interesting to explore, swimming around the fort was a challenge. lunch was served on dock. Hurricane damage had affected bathrooms and available... More 

Thank Valeri V
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This gem is out in the middle of nowhere!!! The water surrounding Fort Jefferson is the bluest of blue. The fort itself is just amazing in the sheer magnitude of its size!!! There is a crocodile that lives in the moat surrounding the fort. Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas are one of the most inaccessible national parks in the... More 

Thank Tracey2day
Level Contributor
45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We enjoyed the 70 mile boat ride, with breakfast, to the Dry Tortugas and then had an opportunity to walk around the fort for a couple of hours...Some folks went snorkeling but the water was a bit cold for us. They served sandwiches and beverages for lunch and then you could buy a drink for a relaxing ride back to... More 

1 Thank Jojosmojo18
Carmel, Indiana
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Took the ferry out to Dry Tortugas. Although the boat ride to/from was long (approx. 2 hours each way), it was a great time to catch up with family. Plus, you can go up on the upper deck and catch some rays! The park itself is amazing and steeped in history. If you go, make sure you take advantage of... More 

1 Thank Gavin007

Travellers who viewed Dry Tortugas National Park also viewed

Key West, Florida Keys
Key West, Florida Keys

Been to Dry Tortugas National Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dry Tortugas National Park and other visitors
79 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (79)

Questions? Get answers from Dry Tortugas National Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Near Dry Tortugas National Park