The splendid islands of the Dry Tortugas offer visitors a chance to enjoy some time in a pristine coastal environment approximately seventy miles away from the vacation getaway of Key West, Florida. We offer several tours out to this remote stretch of isles. You have the option of riding on one of our speedy cruise vessels or flying above the turquoise waters in a sea plane. You can choose to relax aboard one of our spacious air conditionedmotorized catamarans in total comfort. These vessels are outfitted with all of the amenities, including a galley and spotless restrooms. Our aircraft not only offer clients a speedier voyage out to the Tortugas, but also a fantastic aerial sightseeing trip that is an adventure unto itself.
No matter which method of transportation you select, you will be thrilled with the chance to see the unmatched beauty of the Dry Tortugas. This collection of isles was given its name by the renowned Spanish explorer, Ponce de Leon. This adventurer may not have found the legendary fountain of youth in these islands, but he was astounded to find a thriving population of sea turtles. He named the isles after these reptiles, Tortugas.
This series of windswept cays is a federally protected wildlife preserve that is a must see for any nature enthusiast vacationing in Key West. The coral reefs off the shores of the Tortugas offers snorkelers some of the most intriguing and biologically abundant dive sites in the Florida Keys.You can also visit the massive brick fortress on Garden Key, Fort Jefferson. This historic landmark was originally constructed to defend the merchant traffic entering the Gulf of Mexico.