• 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.

Nature & Science

Montage of images of park habitats, plants, animals and researchers.
Scientific research on Biscayne's plants, animals and ecosystems helps managers better protect the park.
 
Biscayne National Park is a very diverse place. Four distinct ecosystems melt into one another creating rich edge communities, or "ecotones." These edges support an incredible array of wildlife, including hundreds of species of colorful fish, plants found nowhere else in the United States, and visitor favorites like pelicans, manatees and turtles. Winds, currents, storms and the park's close proximity to one of the nation's largest urban areas means that the entire park is in a constant state of flux — ever-changing in the face of new challenges posed by the constant cycle of building and destruction.

Did You Know?

Kids learn about archaeology at Family Fun Fest.

On the second Sunday of every month from December through April, Biscayne National Park hosts Family Fun Fest. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids and their families learn about the park's diverse resources. More...