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.
The following ferns have been documented in the park. They have been sorted alphabetically by common name. The list is not exhaustive, and documented sightings of species not on this list are welcome. Submit your sightings to the webmaster.
Aspidium fern, Thelypterus kunthii
Boston fern, Nephrolepis cordifolia
Boston swordfern, Nephrolepis exaltata
Browne's blechum, Blechum pyramidatum
Clinging snakefern, Microgramma heterophylla
Fern, Blechnum brownei
Fishtail swordfern, Nephrolepis falcata
Giant leather fern, Acrostichum danaeifolium
Golden leather fern, Acrostichum aureum
Inland Leather Fern, Acrostichum danaeifolium
Resurrection Fern, Pleopeltis polypodioides
Ribbon fern, Paltonium lanceolatum
Did You Know?
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.