Key West's largest and most popular annual event, Fantasy Fest, takes place at the end of October every year. This year, visitors are quickly filling up weekend trips out to the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson
Online PR News – 02-October-2009 – – This year's Fantasy Fest, Key West's largest and most well-known annual event, is only one month away and everyone on the island is busily making the preparations for the influx of tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world. While many will be reveling in the numerous events put on all over Key West, some visitors will be taking the time out to spend the day out in the one of the most beloved and unique national parks in the country, the Dry Tortugas National Park.
The Dry Tortugas Information Center, that offers daily trips to the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson on two luxury passenger ferries, is making the necessary plans for what is always one of the busiest weeks in the entire year. The center is encouraging travelers to make their reservations for trips during the week and weekend of Fantasy Fest as early as possible, as both ferries are quickly getting filled up.
"Last year, both ferries were filled up on most days during Fantasy Fest," says Dry Tortugas Info reservations agent Cary Long, who has been working at the center for two years. "This year it seems that Fantasy Fest will be one of the biggest of the decade so we're definitely expecting to make trips out to the Dry Tortugas with the maximum number of travelers."
The Dry Tortugas Information Center also offers their guests the chance to experience a camping trip in the Dry Tortugas with camping sites located next to the massive historic Fort Jefferson. Camping trips are limited to six guests per ferry per day. Visitors on both the day trip and the camping are welcome to enjoy what is considered one of the best Key West snorkeling trips out in the Dry Tortugas. Key West snorkeling is known for the extensive coral reef system that runs from the Florida Keys out to the Dry Tortugas.
To get more information on a Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson trip during this year's Fantasy Fest, or to book a spot on one of the ferries, head to DryTortugasInfo.com or call 877-243-2378 to speak directly with a reservations specialist.