Dry Tortugas National Park was dedicated in 1992. Its boundary now marked by an elliptical circuit of 10 large yellow buoys. Touring Fort Jefferson on your own is an option but a ranger-guided tour provides many interesting and unusual facts that will enhance your visit and understanding of life at the fort. It is the largest and best-preserved fort of the 19th-century U.S. coastal defense perimeter (8-foot-thick brick walls, standing 50 feet high and surrounding a 17-acre quad).
The Waterway Guide Team has gained extensive boating knowledge over the years, and now we are sharing all of the tips, skills and tools we’ve picked up along the way!