Full-day trip from Key West to the Dry Tortugas which includes breakfast, lunch, and snorkeling

Traveling to Ft. Jefferson by water is a full-day happening that begins with a 7:15 a.m. check-in at a conveniently located Old Town marina. Reservations are required and should be made well in advance and can only be made directly with the ferry company “Yankee Freedom”.  We no longer handle reservations for them.

You will need to bring towels & sun protection and your sense of adventure. Otherwise, this large ocean-going vessel will supply all the amenities imaginable.

Included with Dry Tortugas ferry trip:

A simple continental breakfast is available at boarding and a bountiful picnic lunch is served at the fort. All snorkel gear is provided and you’ll also enjoy a fascinating guided tour led by a historian/naturalist. The boat has spacious observation/sundecks and comfortable restrooms that are easily accessed.

The trip over and back is a bit over two hours each way, giving you a leisurely 4 to 5 hours to explore the fort, relax on the sandy white beach, and snorkel the area.

June 2, 2020: The Dry Tortugas ferry is resuming operations on Sunday June 7, 2020.  Due to Covid-19, there will be a reduced-passenger capacity and new public-protection procedures.  Reservations must be made in advance.  We no longer handle reservations for the Dry Tortugas ferry.

(also available: Dry Tortugas seaplane)

Dry Tortugas ferry boat
The Dry Tortugas ferry just got a new boat! And it is faster, more modern, and more comfortable than ever.
Dry Tortugas National Park sign at Fort Jefferson
The most remote park in the US may just be the most beautiful too. Clear, azure, tropical water with sandy beaches and fine snorkeling.

Dry Tortugas Ferry Prices, roundtrip:

Full-Day Trip

Prices shown are round-trip

  • Adults  $165
  • Seniors, students, & military $155 (62 & over)
  • Kids $125 (16 & under)
  • FREE for kids 3 & under

$15 fort admission fee for adults (17 and over) is additional.

If you have a National Park card, you will be reimbursed at check-in

Overnight Camping

Prices shown are round-trip

  • All Adults  $185
  • All Kids $145 (16 & under)
  •  $15 per campsite/per night camping fee is additional.
  • Dry Tortugas camping is very limited availability and you must book early

$15 fort admission fee for adults (17 and over) is additional.

If you have a National Park card, you will be reimbursed at check-in