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.
Working to protect a place as special as Biscayne National Park can be very rewarding. If you are interested in learning about a career in the National Park Service, we invite you to visit USA Jobs, the Federal Government's employment website.
Biscayne National Park provides occasional internships through the Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national nonprofit group that places 3000 volunteers annually as conservation interns. Each year, SCA members help to protect vital habitats, threatened wildlife, and other at-risk resources in our nation’s parks, forests and urban green spaces. This unique experience instills an ethic of conservation and inspires lifelong stewardship that benefits our members, our society and our environment. Visit the SCA website for more details.
Volunteers in Parks (VIPs)
Volunteering is a great way to gain valuable career experience while also providing an important service to the park. Visit our Volunteer page to learn more.
Did You Know?
Elliott Key and other islands in Biscayne National Park were settled under the Homestead Act of 1862. This law gave free land to settlers willing to live on and farm a piece of land for five years. The main crops planted here were pineapples and key limes.