Dry Tortugas Key West

Discover a Historic Island Adventure

Found just 70 miles off the coast of Key West, Dry Tortugas is a National Park and one of the Key’s best kept secrets. This tiny island makes for the perfect fun-filled day trip. Hop aboard the Yankee Freedom III at the Key West Ferry Terminal to start on your adventure in new and exciting waters.

Before making your way to Dry Tortugas, make sure you bring your bathing suit, a camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, a good pair of walking shoes, and anything else you might need during a day full of exploring a tropical island paradise.

The main attraction found on Dry Tortugas is Fort Jefferson. This 19th century fortress is one of the largest brick buildings in the U.S., containing over 16 million handmade bricks. Fort Jefferson was one of a number of forts built following the War of 1812 and was used house prisoners during the Civil War. Enjoy an immersive tour of this historic building during your visit to the island.

After taking in the island’s history, explore its breathtaking natural surroundings. Relax on the secluded beaches and go snorkeling in the crystal clear blue waters to get a closer look at the marine life native to the area. The island is also home to a diverse bird population, so bird watching is a must on any visit.

Don’t miss out on Dry Tortugas during your stay at our Key West resort and use our handy planning guide to help prepare for your upcoming trip.