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.
Elliott Key Harbor and Campground Closed Until Further Notice
Contractors began work to repair damaged boardwalks and marina at Elliott Key and the visitor center grounds. The marina and campground at Elliott Key are closed until the repairs are complete. University Dock on Elliott Key remains open for day use only. More »
An Underwater Ecosystem Adventure Electronic Fieldtrip
Join Ranger Maria on an Underwater Ecosystem Adventure! Tour the mangrove shoreline, the shallow bay and the northern portion of the third largest coral reef tract in the world. This program focuses on Biscayne National Park's four ecosystems and how they are integral to each other and to people.
This Electronic Field Trip is geared for 7th and 8th grades but can be enjoyed by all. To begin your journey, click the link at the bottom of the screen below. Words highlighted in yellow are included in the glossary — just put your mouse pointer on the word to see its definition!
Teachers: click on Underwater Ecosystem Adventure Curriculum Materials to see the lesson plan and student review for this electronic field trip.
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.