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 »
Holiday Hours Announced
Biscayne National Park Superintendent, Mark Lewis, invites the public to enjoy their national park over the holiday season. "Biscayne offers opportunities to explore a nationally significant marine ecosystem within 30 miles of downtown Miami. The crystal clear water of Biscayne Bay, and the northernmost extent of the Florida Keys and the Florida reef tract are some of the unique resources to be enjoyed by visitors and residents alike", states Superintendent Lewis.
Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center, bookstore and grounds, as well as the concession-operated boat tours, canoe/kayak rentals and convenience store will be open regular hours on Monday, December 24.
On Tuesday, December 25, the Dante Fascell Visitor Center and bookstore will be open from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., while the picnic area and jetty trail will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The park’s concession operation, including boat trips, canoe rentals, and convenience store sales will be closed.
Regular hours will be in effect throughout the rest of the year, including New Year’s Eve and New Year's Day. Regular Visitor Center hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, with the grounds open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For more information on Biscayne National Park and the recreational opportunities offered at the park call 305-230-PARK (7275).
Did You Know?
If you added up all the different kinds of vertebrates (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) in Grand Canyon, Yellowstone or Yosemite, you still wouldn't have the number of fish found in Biscayne National Park. You'll have to look closely to see many of them, including this grass porgy.