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.
Celebrate the 95th Birthday of the NPS
Contact: Gary Bremen, 305-230-1144, x007
On August 21st, Biscayne National Park will celebrate the National Park Service’s 95th birthday with cake, educational art activities for the kids, and a “meet and greet” book signing with Janeen Mason, the illustrator and author behind the "Ocean Commotion” book series and the park’s current art exhibit Drawn to the Sea. The free event takes place at the park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center, located 9 miles east of Homestead, Florida at 9700 SW 328 Street.
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...