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.
Business Opportunity at Biscayne National Park
Contact: Cherrie Brice, 404-507-5637
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus for solicitation of offers for a ten-year concession contract at Biscayne National Park. The scope of work includes providing boat tours, equipment rentals, water taxi services, limited food service and a small retail operation.
This solicitation for commercial services is fully competitive. Any offer, including that of the existing concessioner, must be received by 4:00 p.m. MST on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.
Complete information can be found online at http://www.concessions.nps.gov/bisc002-12.htm.
Inquiries may be directed to Cherrie Brice at (404) 507-5637 or via email. For regular updates from the park, "like" us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BiscayneNPS, or follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/BiscayneNPS.
Did You Know?
In 2001, scientists taking a plant inventory in Biscayne National Park discovered a population of semaphore pricklypear cactus, one of the world's rarest plants. Previously known as only 9 plants in the lower Florida Keys, the new population numbered 570 plants...over 60 times the previous count.