A Dry Tortugas Charter is easy to book and just about everything is taken care of for you. Book a seat and you get not only an unforgettable trip to America’s most remote National Park, but also everything you’ll need to enjoy your day. The price of admission on a Dry Torguas Charter includes breakfast, lunch, guided tour of the Dry Tortugas Fort, Snorkeling gear, and beverages including bottled water and soda.
You just have to bring your swimsuit and towel! Of course there are a few other extra items you can bring: camera, sunscreen, walking shoes, and even binoculars to view nesting birds on the other islands. In winter, you may want a jacket for the ride out and even for the island if it’s a little windy. If you want to explore the Dry Tortugas Fort, bring some shoes that are comfortable to walk in.
While on the boat or even at the fort, feel free to ask the crew any questions you have, since they have extensive knowledge of the area. Also, on the trip out, crew will ask you whether you plan on doing any snorkeling that day. This is when you will be asked your shoe size and given gear to test before disembarking. During the four-hour visit to the Park, fresh water is available at all times on the dock from your crew. When you get off the boat, put your things on a picnic table or at the beach, and follow the guided tour if your particular Dry Tortugas charter offers one. Your Dry Tortugas Charter will either serve lunch on the boat or at picnic tables on the beach near the docks.