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.
Distance Learning Opportunities
Biscayne National Park is a great place to come on a field trip or to explore on your own, but not everyone lives close enough to get to the park. So what's the next-best thing? How about a virtual visit? There are two electronic field trips available:
Join underwater archaeologist and park ranger Brenda to explore Biscayne's shipwreck heritage. Where were the ships coming from? What were they carrying? Why are there so many shipwrecks in the park? You'll discover the answers to these questions and more in this interactive experience.
Ranger Maria guides you on an exploration of mangroves, seagrasses and coral reefs in this virtual underwater adventure. Discover the park's four primary ecosystems, how they are related, and why they are important to people. Teacher materials are available for this experience.
Accompany Biscayne National Park visitors Penny and Ryan as they embark on a journey to become Junior Rangers. Follow them on a scavenger hunt, an exploration of the mangroves, and a trip to the coral reef. This virtual field trip was created in cooperation with WPBT's Channel 2 KidVision VPK program.
Picnic at Porgy is a Traveling Trunk that can be delivered to any classroom. At this teacher-led "picnic" students explore the pioneering and African American history of Biscayne on Porgy Key.
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.