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Dry Tortugas National Park

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch — we are going back from whence we came.
— John F. Kennedy
Seaside Splendor
With clear blue waters that stretch for miles and colorful marine life, Dry Tortugas National Park is the perfect remote getaway.
Explore a 19th century fort and snorkel picturesque blue waters with superlative coral reefs and marine life at this 100-square mile park that is mostly open water with seven small islands.

Almost seventy miles west of Key West, Dry Tortugas National Park is accessible only by boat or seaplane. Known the world over as the home of Fort Jefferson, a 19th century coastal fortress comprised of over 16 million bricks, the park also protects natural wonders above and below its pristine water’s surface. Perfect for bird watching, beach camping, and snorkeling, Dry Tortugas National Park is an ideal remote getaway for fans of history and picturesque blue waters alike.