Is fishing allowed on the island?
Fishing is allowed from the shores of the Dry Tortugas as long as you have a current state of Florida salt water license which must be purchased before boarding the Yankee Freedom III.
Can we bring scuba gear to the Dry Tortugas?
Scuba gear is not allowed, but we do provide you with snorkel gear and fins for snorkeling the reefs along the shores of the island.
Do cell phones work at Fort Jefferson?
No, there are no cell phone towers in the Dry Tortugas.
Can I make bonfires on the beach, or bring lighter fluid to start my grill?
Flammable liquids and bonfires are not allowed. You may use self-starting charcoal or sterno for cooking on the grills that are provided.
Do you have corrective lens masks for snorkeling?
No, however they can be rented from a local dive shop. You will need to make arrangements for renting a corrective lens mask before your trip. We recommend you arrange to pick up the mask the day before your trip as most dive shops will not be open that early in the morning.
How deep is the water in which we will be snorkeling?
The designated snorkel area is right off shore, and depths generally range from very shallow to 15 feet.
Are drones allowed in the Dry Tortugas national park?
Drone usage is prohibited at the Park, the ferry personnel will ask you to either place it back into your vehicle, or secure it.