Almost 70 miles west of Key West lies the remote Dry Tortugas National Park. This 100-square mile park is mostly open water with seven small islands. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the park is known the world over as the home of magnificent Fort Jefferson, picturesque blue waters, superlative coral reefs and marine life, and the vast assortment of bird life that frequents the area.
We enjoyed our visit and ride to Dry Tortugas on the Yankee Freedom III Dry Tortugas Ferry. This is a high speed, state of the art catamaran that ferries passengers across the 70-mile run to the Dry Tortugas which takes about 2.5 hours.