• 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.

Business Opportunity at Biscayne National Park

A park ranger leads a tour on the glass bottom boat.
A park ranger leads a glass bottom boat tour.

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News Release Date: October 24, 2011
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?

Semaphore pricklypear cactus

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.