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.
Some of the names that pepper the pages of Biscayne National Park's history are well-known: Firestone, Honeywell, Hoover, Nixon. Other names are associated with exciting stories of daring, worthy of a television drama. Still others are linked to inspiring stories, offering role models to emulate. Most names, though, are not easily recognized, linked to quiet and unassuming people just getting on with the business of daily living.
The pages in this section are dedicated to the exciting, the inspiring and the unassuming. We invite you to learn the stories of Biscayne's people.
Did You Know?
Elliott Key and other islands in Biscayne National Park were settled under the Homestead Act of 1862. This law gave free land to settlers willing to live on and farm a piece of land for five years. The main crops planted here were pineapples and key limes.