• 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.

Stories

Pirates, wreckers and presidents are all part of Biscayne's story.
Stories of pirates, wreckers and political intrigue are all part of Biscayne's story.
 

History is often viewed as a seemingly endless listing of dates and names. In reality, those aspects aren't nearly as important (or as much fun!) as the stories themselves.

These pages are dedicated to some of Biscayne's too-good-not-to-tell stories. Check back often to discover more of Biscayne's fascinating history.

Did You Know?

sea squirts on a mangrove root

Tunicates, or sea squirts, live on the roots of the red mangrove tree. These simple animals survive by filtering plankton out of seawater, and hold promise as the source of potent drugs used to fight tumors. Watch for them when snorkeling along Biscayne National Park's mangrove-fringed shoreline.