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.
Elliott Key Harbor and Campground Closed Until Further Notice
Contractors began work to repair damaged boardwalks and marina at Elliott Key and the visitor center grounds. The marina and campground at Elliott Key are closed until the repairs are complete. University Dock on Elliott Key remains open for day use only. More »
Grounding Awareness Class
Did you run your boat aground in Biscayne National Park and a receive a citation? Or are you just interested in learning about the underwater world of Biscayne National Park, and want to become a better boater?
The Grounding Awareness Class offers participants the chance to:
This three-hour class is offered quarterly at the Biscayne National Park Dante Fascell Visitor Center, and may be taken in exchange for your fine waived and the charges dismissed on one or more of your violations. The class is also open to the general public, and is free of charge to those who have NOT received tickets.
For more information on class dates and times, and to enroll, please contact the Grounding Awareness Class Coordinator at 305-230-1144, extension 036.
Did You Know?
Israel Lafayette Jones purchased land on Porgy Key, at the southern end of Biscayne National Park, in 1898. He, his wife Mozelle and their sons Arthur and Lancelot carved out a life for themselves by farming pineapples and key limes, eventually owning most of the land surrounding Jones Lagoon. More...