More about Dry Tortugas Fishing
Located just 70 miles to the
west of Key West across some of the prettiest waters to be seen
anywhere in the world lies a circular chain of small islands or
glorified sand bars over ancient coral reefs. Welcome to the Fort Jefferson National Monument. On one of these
islands lies a Civil war fort that has collected much history.
On another small island lies a Light house to ward off
potentially wayward vessels from hitter her precious reefs that
encompass the entire set of islands all of which are
uninhabited. THe Dry Tortugas are, to many, the last frontier of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Fishing Is Incredible.
From fishing for Pelagic species to
bottom fishing the reef, to working the many wrecks that are
doting the charts all around the island chain of the Dry Tortugas. The fishing is
good because the pressure is light. Unlike many locations in the
Florida Keys the Dry Tortugas, due its distance is hard to access and if you plan
on fishing inside the national park boundaries your chosen
charter operation needs to have a Park Permit to do so. There
are only 11 handed out.
Types Of Charters
Day trips to the Dry Tortugas park are few and far between but we have them departing here out of Key West daily weather permiting. Using center console boats that are fast and versatile.
Over night trips that camp on Fort Jefferson with two day of fishing the banks of the Dry Tortugas is a great way to go for a very unique private charter experience for 4 or less people. Using center console fishing boats that are fast and versatile.
We also have private charters of 6 or less where you sleep and eat right on the boat with uninterupted fishing for 2 and 3 days. These sport fishing sized boats are a great way to sleep, eat and fish your way through the Dry Tortugas fishing grounds.
Take a look at each one of
the charters we have listed and their web sites to see what is
best for you. Fishing the Dry Tortugas is very specialized and
the charters we have listed are not only the best but the few
that do this sort of trip.
There is not much time left
to take advantage of these incredible fishing grounds as we
never know what the powers that are in charge may do with
closures and limitations to the Park Boundaries. Every year it
seems as though they are talking about taking away another chunk
for research or one environmental purpose or another.
Tours To The Fort
Jefferson Dry Tortugas
There are three companies
out of Key West that offer tours to the Dry Tortugas National
Park to visit the Fort Jefferson. One is by Sea Plane and the
other two are by Fast ferry boat. Each of them offers
Snorkeling, A tour of the Fort Jefferson and some time on the
beaches, not to mention a spectacular journey to get there. Trips To Fort Jefferson or Dry Tortugas Ferry
Special Notes: History Of the Dry Tortugas National Park / Fort Jefferson