Coal In Dock Panoramic ViewComplimentary mask, snorkel & fins.

Dry Tortugas National Park protects the southwest tip of South Florida's coral reef tract. This represents the third-largest barrier reef system outside of Australia and Belize!

Dry Tortugas National Park offers some of the best snorkeling in North America. Whether you are a beginner or expert, you can enjoy a myriad of colorful tropical fish and living coral. Snorkeling is in only four to seven feet of water, straight off a brilliant white sand beach.

Green Finned Snorkeler with Coral ReefWe supply complimentary snorkel equipment. If you have your own, you are welcome to bring it. (Sorry, no dive tanks.) Make sure you bring along your bathing suit and towel.

Snorkel safety:

  • Before snorkeling, make sure that all equipment fits properly
  • Use a snorkel floatation vest
  • There are no guards on duty, so swim at your own risk. Know your limits
  • Stay inside the designated snorkel area Download a map of the Fort Jefferson snorkel areas
  • Never snorkel alone - always use the “buddy system”
  • Beware of fast changing tropical weather
  • Beware of sunburn, wear a rash guard or reef safe sunscreen

For further information please watch our snorkel safety video.

Remember as in all National Parks, all life is protected and preserved for this and future generations. It is illegal to spear-fish, lobster, and collect coral or shells within the park.

Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Jefferson at Beach