Campers at Dry Tortugas National Park are allowed to bring kayaks, subject to certain restrictions and availability of transport space on board the Yankee Freedom ferry. Because of these special requirements, you will need to speak with a reservation agent to determine availability of kayak transport for your dates of interest. NOTE: we do not provide the kayaks, only transportation. Before calling please check the camping availability calendar to determine a selection of available camping dates that will work for you, then call 305-294-7009 to speak with a reservation agent to check kayak space availability.
To see the National Park Service’s requirements for using kayaks in the park, click here.
*The Park Service will collect a campsite fee of $15 to $30 per night based on the size of your party. This will be collected by Park Rangers during your stay. Campers should confirm their return dates at the time of ticket purchase and with the captain on the outbound trip. Due to space constraints, the Yankee Freedom is happy to accommodate campers wishing to stay up to 4 days (3 nights).