One of the most popular and most exclusive trips in Key West, the Dry Tortugas camping trips, sell out months in advance; the Dry Tortugas Information Center is accepting and encouraging reservations for the 2010 summer season as spots on the ferries for camping trips sell out extremely fast
Online PR News – 14-April-2010 – – Camping on the Dry Tortugas is one of the most popular but most exclusive excursions in Key West. Only a maximum of 12 campers are allowed to arrive on the islands of the Dry Tortugas per day, due to space restrictions on the islands and weight restrictions on the ferries. The Dry Tortugas Information Center, the leading tour center for Dry Tortugas reservations and information, is accepting and encouraging advanced reservations for this year's summer season.
Trips out to the Dry Tortugas for camping sell out months in advance, especially for busy times of the year such as spring break and summer. Each ferry is allowed to transport a total of six passengers per day out to the islands for a camping experience. Campers are allowed 60 pounds, which has to include all food and beverage they will consume during their trip.
Camping in the Dry Tortugas is completely primitive, meaning the islands have no running water or electricity. Campers must bring whatever they will need to use. Campers do get to enjoy the great amenities of the Dry Tortugas day trip on the first day of their trip, which includes breakfast, lunch, snorkeling gear, and a guided tour of Fort Jefferson. After that first day, however, campers are entirely on their own.
"It's really an unforgettable camping experience," says Bobby Elkhorn of the Dry Tortugas Information Center. "That is why it is so popular, because people know what a unique experience it is to camp on an island in the middle of the ocean, some 70 miles from the nearest hint of civilization and technology."
Summer 2010 reservations for camping trips out to the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson are currently being accepted. In fact, the Dry Tortugas Information Center says that since summer is one of the busiest times of the year, reservations for a summer camping trip should be made in the next month or so. To learn more about camping excursions, the Dry Tortugas & Fort Jefferson day trips, Key West snorkeling, and the two Dry Tortugas ferries, head to DryTortugasInfo.com.