It does not mater if you sail or motor in by boat, take the Yankee Freedom Catamaran or fly in by sea plane, there is no better adventure to be found in Florida than an overnight (or longer) stay at Dry Tortugas National Park.
Reservations on the ferry are limited and sell out 9-12 months in advance so please plan ahead!
Camping at Fort Jefferson is PRIMITIVE CAMPING! In other words, you must bring everything (water included) with you.
Share your experiences and tips for camping/visiting this exotic location 70 miles from anywhere!
We always took our own boat, but after the ferry and seaplane leave for the day the place comes alive. Many evenings the rangers have programs for those spending the night. The best was the lantern tour thru the fort.
Thanks for the information. Makes mw want to plan a overnight rather then a day trip.
For boating in permit
Camping at Garden Key is an incredible experience with amazing star gazing, snorkeling, sunsets, and more! But you must be prepared to camp in this remote location. To assist you in your planning, be sure to review the information on this page to learn more about camping at Dry Tortugas National Park. https://www.nps.gov/drto/planyourvisit/camping.htm