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Dry Tortugas National Park Activities

  • Visitor Center in Fort Jefferson

  • Self-guiding walking tour of Fort Jefferson.

  • Ranger-conducted activities.

  • Bird and wildlife watching. The Dry Tortugas are renowned for spring bird migrations and tropical bird species.

  • Picnicking

  • Salt water sport fishing

  • Snorkeling, swimming and scuba diving. Patches of healthy coral reef, some easily accessible from Garden Key, are snorkeling havens.

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