Only One Dry Tortugas Ferry To Be Running From September 27th to October 9th

The Dry Tortugas Info Center will only be offering one of their two Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson ferries from September 27th through October 9th to maintain and update their larger ferry

Online PR News – 26-September-2009 – – Best On Key West offers Key West visitors two ferries on which to ride out to the famous Dry Tortugas islands where the historic Fort Jefferson is located. Every day, each ferry transports 100 curious travelers out to one of the country's most unique national parks and provides them with a 45-minute guided tour of Fort Jefferson along with a chance to experience one of the best Key West snorkeling trips available. For two weeks this fall, however, only one ferry will be making the 2-hour journey to the Dry Tortugas, leaving the second ferry at the dry docks for regular maintenance and repairs.

What this means for Key West travelers interested in the trip out to the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson is that an even more limited number of guests will be able to see the Dry Tortugas from September 27th through October 9th. The Dry Tortugas Information Center advises to reserve Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson( ) trips for this time period well in advance. The center, which also offers Key West visitors camping trips out on the Dry Tortugas, says that most of their Day trips up until October 9th are getting close to filled up.

"The maintenance is a regular thing that is done on one of the two ferries every couple of years," explains Dry Tortugas Info reservations agent Jennifer Espinoza. "It's done at the end of September or beginning of October because this is typically a slower time period than other times throughout the year, but with only one ferry going out, we're likely to see it filling up on most days while the other ferry is going through its maintenance."

The Dry Tortugas Information Center offers its Dry Tortugas and Key West snorkeling excursions 365 days a year. The center is a branch of Best On Key West, the largest tours and activities center in Key West. The Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson trips are one of the most popular trips in all of Key West. For more information on the Dry Tortugas, Fort Jefferson, Key West snorkeling, and how to book a spot on the Dry Tortugas ferries, head to or call 877-243-2378 to speak directly with a reservations agent.

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