This fall, Best On Key West and Dry Tortugas ferries make camping reservations for the Dry Tortugas easier than ever
Online PR News – 27-July-2009 – – This fall, camping out on the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson will become easier than ever. Best On Key West.com, Key West’s premier tour and activities experts, have created a new system for visitors interested in camping on the islands that provides easy access to information on camping availability and guidelines for camping. Additionally, the Yankee Freedom and Sunny Days ferries have initiated an early camping arrival system that gets all campers on board and settled with their gear before the rest of the guests.
The Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson trips are some of the most popular Key West excursions offered by Best On Key West.com. In the past few years, Dry Tortugas camping has seen a surge in popularity, with word about its unique camping setting spreading far and wide. Camping on the Dry Tortugas, however, is extremely limited with each ferry only carrying six campers per day out to the islands.
“There really is no camping quite like that on the Dry Tortugas,” says Best On Key West employee Ellie Spitz. “You are basically camping out in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. It is an experience unlike any other.”
Camping on the Dry Tortugas is considered primitive camping, meaning that there are no facilities out on the island other than your basic bathroom set up. No running water or electricity is found on the island. Campers must bring with them all food and water they project to use during their trip.
Best On Key West recognizes the uniqueness of this type of camping trip and provides its camping guests with a comprehensive and thorough list of what to bring and how to prepare for the camping trip. Dry Tortugas camping has become easier for everyone involved.
The Dry Tortugas are a group of islands located 70 miles off the coast of Key West. On the islands, you will see a massive Civil War era fort called Fort Jefferson. This structure was used as a military prison. Best On Key West offers 45 minute tours of this unique and historic fort every day.
Also out on the Dry Tortugas, visitors are welcome to enjoy Key West snorkeling in what many consider the best snorkeling location anywhere near Key West. Key West Historic Inns, a branch of Best On Key West, offers Key West visitors great guesthouse accommodations just blocks away from the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson ferry dock.