• Purple, yellow, gold and orange sponges and soft corals wave against a turquioise sea.


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  • Boat Tours, Paddle-craft Rentals and Select Conveniences Temporarily Unavailable

    Glass-bottom, snorkel, diving and island boat tours, and rentals for canoes and other paddle-craft, are temporarily unavailable. The park is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and regrets the inconvenience. Limited snack items are available.

Be A Junior Ranger

South Florida Junior Ranger patch

Diego Dolphin, Peter Panther and Aleesha Alligator are South Florida's junior ranger mascots.

Join Diego the Dolphin, Peter the Panther and Aleesha the Alligator in an exploration of three of the South Florida National Parks (Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, and Everglades National Park). Pick up a booklet at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center for this jointly-administered Junior Ranger program, and complete the required activities for that park during your visit to earn a badge. Complete the entire book and earn three badges, plus an exclusive South Florida National Parks Junior Ranger Patch! You can download a copy of the booklet by clicking here.

Web Rangers

Want to learn more about National Parks but can't make it to all of them in person? Do it virtually! Visit web rangers to deepen your knowledge of the nature, science, and history of National Parks while having fun.

Learn more about Biscayne National Park's marine ecosystems:
The Secret Garden
Ocean Life Matching Game
Water Exploration
Water Safety

Did You Know?


Manatees are aquatic relatives of elephants. They have thick gray skin, coarse hairs, big toenails on their flippers, and lips that can rip and tear plants. Ask a Biscayne National Park ranger for suggestions on good places to look for these gentle giants.