Cruise in style aboard a high-speed ferry to a beautiful destination just 70 miles from Key West. Step onto the soft sands of the Dry Tortugas island chain and feel like Robinson Crusoe as you explore this uninhabited paradise. Explore Fort Jefferson, once used as a prison during the Civil War. Snorkel in the crystal clear waters. Lounge on secluded white sand beaches. Bring binoculars and catch a glimpse of one of the nearly 300 species of birds spotted here, like ruby-throated hummingbirds, peregrine falcons and yellow billed cuckoos. Plan an overnight trip and sleep under the stars, with the gentle rhythm of the ocean lulling you to sleep. There is something for everyone at this island paradise.