A Watery Wonderland

Within sight of downtown Miami, yet worlds away, Biscayne protects a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweled coral reefs. Here too is evidence of 10,000 years of human history, from pirates and shipwrecks to pineapple farmers and presidents. Outdoors enthusiasts can boat, snorkel, camp, watch wildlife…or simply relax in a rocking chair gazing out over the bay.


A large school of grunts hides beneath the spreading arms of an elkhorn coral.

Biscayne: Naturally!

The park protects four main habitats: mangrove forests, southern Biscayne Bay, over 40 Florida Keys, and part of the world's third longest coral reef.

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Three people in a sailboat on calm seas

Boating in Biscayne

With 95% of its surface covered by water, boating is the best way to experience Biscayne National Park. This section will help you do it safely.

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What's New?

Read about the latest happenings in park news or track us down Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for all kinds of cool facts, photos and links.

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A snorkeler dives down to get a closer look at an elkhorn coral

Things to Do

Snorkeling, diving, boating, fishing, camping, picnicking and superb opportunities for wildlife watching are just a few of the many things to do here.

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Dozens of small boats help salvage goods from a ship wrecked on Biscayne's reef in 1905.

Dive Into History!

Scattered among the corals and islands are 10,000 years of human history. Discover the people, places and stories that light the fires of imagination.

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Two young people wade in calm bay waters at dusk.

An Outdoor Classroom

From classroom visits by a ranger to a 3-day camping expedition, there are lots of ways to learn about the National Park System's largest marine park.

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