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

    Biscayne

    National Park Florida

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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.

People

Montage of photos from park history: Elliott Key pioneers, Ralph Munroe, Parson Jones, Carl Fisher, Charlotte & Russell Niedhauk, Juanita Greene
 

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?

Flamingo Tongue Snail

When exploring Biscayne National Park's coral reefs, don't forget to slow down and take note of some of the small wonders. Turtles, sharks and shipwrecks are great, but don't miss flamingo tongue snails, Christmas tree worms and mermaid's wineglasses.