The Sunshine State is a treasure trove of tropical oases, sandy shorelines, and hidden gems waiting to be explored. Some spots stand out above the rest, deserving a slot on your at least once in a lifetime bucket list. Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida just so happens to be one of those places — but you'll have to take alternate means of transportation to even get there.\nDry Tortugas' series of seven small islands lie about 70-miles off the coast of Key West, encompassing approximately 100-square miles of mostly open water and sandy shorelines, though you'll also find some military fort ruins here too.\nEditor's Choice: Ontario Is Getting A Minimum Wage Bump Next Week (VIDEO)\nThere are only two ways to get there: a 40-minute flight by seaplane where you can soak in ocean views with a bird's eye perspective, or by ferry as you feel the salty breeze blow your locks as you sail across the sea.\nIf you want to save time on travel on a more exciting excursion, the seaplane is going to be your best bet.\nView this post on Instagram SEAPLANE ADVENTURES! The best way to Dry Tortugas National Park?? Seaplane! This national park is located 70 miles off the coast of Key West, and it’s a treasure! The water is Caribbean blue—perfect for snorkeling! A post shared by CINDY | Lifestyle Blogger (@ohhappydaysofjoy) on Sep 6, 2020 at 2:54pm PDT\nA half-day trip with Key West Sea Plane Adventures will run you about $361, is about four hours long including at least two and a half hours of exploration time, while the $634 full-day escape clocks in at about eight hours, with at least six and a half hours time on the island.\nView this post on Instagram Absolutely mind blown by the beauty of @drytortugasnps 🐢🐚 Every national park we have visited has been so unique and awe inspiring and this was no exception! 🌊☀️ A post shared by @ chronicdancer on Dec 30, 2019 at 12:47pm PST\nOnce you get there, you can spend all your time snorkeling the reefs and hunting for hidden underwater treasures in the crystal clear Caribbean blue waters, strolling the sands while you admire the views, or exploring the ruins of Fort Jefferson's crumbling red brick and history as you unearth your inner Indiana Jones.\nView this post on Instagram Another world... #FindYourCoast #TheCoastalLife . . . #DryTortugas #NationalPark #KeyWest #FloridaKeys #SouthFlorida #Florida #Fort #Island #Ocean #Snorkeling #Selfie #GoPro #IG_Color #SaltLife #Adventure #Explore #Travel #Wanderlust #Nature #Earth #Tropical #Paradise #BeautifulDestinations #AwesomeEarth #FindYourAdventure A post shared by Javier Figueroa (@javifigs) on Feb 12, 2018 at 5:48am PST\nIf you want even more time to admire all the Dry Tortugas have to offer, you can even camp here overnight for some of the most amazing views of the Milky Way.\nYou might want to brush up your long exposure photography skills to capture the magic at this ultra-dark park.\nView this post on Instagram Forts and moats and stars! Man I love a good moat! | Composite @nikonusa D750 Sky: 2 shot pano Nikon 50mm iso1600 f2.8 60sec tracked (Ioptron Skytracker Pro) Foreground: @rokinon 14mm f2.8 iso3200 30sec • • • • • #nikkor #nikonphotography #nikon📷 #nikonusa #nightscaper #igs_world #goparks #longexpohunter #ig_great_shots #ig_great_pics #createexploretakeover #campspots #fantastic_universe #worldbestgram #explorers #camplife #wideangle #jaw_dropping_shots #nightphoto #longexposure #nemoequipment #global_hotshotz #forts #ig_astrophotography #astrophotography #rei #backcountry #natgeospace #keywest #astrophoto A post shared by Tom Roche (@offshoretom) on Aug 14, 2017 at 8:35am PDT\nWhether you go it alone or make this a romantic weekend escape with your bae, Dry Tortugas deserves a spot on your list of dream destinations.\nSeaplane to Dry Tortugas National Park\nPrice: $361 for a half-day trip, $641 for a full day trip\nAddress: 3471 South Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: Departing out of Key West, you'll get all the stunning ocean views on this 40-minute flight to Dry Tortugas, where you can snorkel reefs and hidden treasures, stroll the sandy shores, or explore an old military fort whose red brick pops against the vibrant blue of the ocean — making for an amazing spot to take photos. A place you absolutely have to explore at least once in your life!\nWebsite\nBefore you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.