Dry Tortugas: Remote Camping in the Keys

By: Alexia Swanson and Jesse Swanson


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Few visitors to Key West take the ferry 70 miles to the Dry Tortugas National Park. Even fewer camp under the stars next to historic Fort Jefferson. Those who do are rewarded with world-class snorkeling, kayaking, wildlife watching and an island almost all to themselves.


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just beautiful love it! I would like to camp and snorkel there.. wonderful..the stars are so amazing!
Would like to take Ferry there or plane can you give me number so I can visit during Jan 5-15
Hi Charmaine,
Thanks for reaching out.
For ferry schedules, prices, and reservations, contact: Yankee Freedom II: phone 800-634-0939 or 305-294-7009 or www.drytortugas.com
For seaplane schedules, prices, and reservations, contact: Key West Seaplane Adventures: phone 305-293-9300 or www.keywestseaplanecharters.com.
Sunny regards,
Lauren Tjaden for VISIT FLORIDA
Can you ride Jet skis to the island?
I am planning a camping trip for our Boy Scout Troop for Memoral Weekend. Is there still camping still available? If so can we have a group there of 30 or so and how much. Thank you so much.
My wife and I camped, snorkeled and explored. Wonderful experience. The Stars at night were beyond words, the wildlife above and below the water were amazing. GREAT ADVENTURE!!! Hope to return.