Official Website of the Dry Tortugas National Park Ferry
Journey from Key West to the Dry Tortugas National Park
& Fort Jefferson aboard the Yankee Freedom Ferry
"One of the top 10 things to do in the Florida Keys"Islands Magazine
"One of 10 great places to explore nooks and crevasses"USA Today
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Cruise in spacious comfort to Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas National Park aboard the Yankee Freedom III, a high-speed ocean-going catamaran specifically designed for carrying passengers safely across the 70 miles of open water from Key West to the Park. The Yankee Freedom III is 110’ long and 30.6’ wide, a broad and stable vessel certified to carry 250 passengers; however, to maximize the comfort of each guest, we limit each trip to 150 passengers. Our veteran captain and friendly crew will take you to one of the most unique and spectacular national parks in the United States: The Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Jefferson, one of the top Key West attractions.
Almost 70 miles west of Key West, nestled among coral reefs and white sandy beaches, lie seven remote islands called the Dry Tortugas. Unforgettable adventures await you on this most memorable trip. En route to Dry Tortugas National Park our onboard naturalist will give you an orientation about the area and the national park's surroundings. Read more aboutFort Jefferson Dry Tortugas Ferry.
"One of the coolest things to do in Key West" Everyday with Rachel Ray
"The trip aboard the Yankee Freedom III ferry was worth every penny and I only regret that I hadn't done it sooner." Ocala Style Magazine
The National Park Service Names Yankee Freedom III
Official Key West Ferry of the Dry Tortugas
The National Park Service has selected Yankee Freedom III as the exclusive round trip passenger ferry service between Key West, Florida and Dry Tortugas National Park.
If you love Key West snorkeling, then Dry Tortugas National Park offers some of the best snorkeling in North America, just 70 miles from Key West. The shallow waters (5-15 feet) make snorkeling at the Dry Tortugas fun for everyone. Whether beginner or expert, you can enjoy an abundance of colorful tropical fish and living coral among the waters. Complementary fins, mask & snorkel provided.
The Yankee Freedom III will take you to Dry Tortugas National Park in safety and comfort like no other ferry out of Key West. Along the way, you will be guided by our award-winning naturalists who will point out the rich marine life of Key West. Activities include: snorkeling, swimming, beach combing, kayaking, bird watching, exploring and more.
Dry Tortugas National Park camping is definitely an experience of a lifetime! Imagine sleeping under the stars, on an island 70 miles from civilization, with the warm tropical breezes blowing through palm trees and the rhythmic sound of the ocean waves playing in the background. Camping is limited so make your reservations now. › Go to Dry Tortugas Camping
Fort Jefferson Dry Tortugas
and Key West Beaches
NoKey West beach trip
is complete without visiting the best
beach in the Florida Keys: Ft Jefferson
Dry Tortugas National Park, located
just 70 miles west of Key West in
the Gulf of Mexico. Whether swimming,
sun bathing or just plain strolling,
you will enjoy the crystal blue waters,
swaying palm trees and soft, powdery
sand of this island paradise. These
beautiful, pristine beaches are a
Key West attraction not to be missed.