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 »
Maritime Archaeologist to Speak About the Maritime Heritage Trail in Biscayne National Park
Contact: Matt Johnson, 786-335-3679
Contact: Joshua Marano, 786-335-3676
On January 24, 2014, maritime archaeologist Joshua Marano will provide an introduction to the archaeological resources of Biscayne National Park, especially the park's Maritime Heritage Trail. The talk takes place at 7:30 PM at the Divers Direct in Coral Gables, located at 425 South Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL 33146. Admission is free. Seats are limited. Individuals wishing to attend this talk should reserve a seat in advance by calling 305-661-3300 or e-mailing email@example.com.
The park's Maritime Heritage Trail consists of the Fowey Rocks Lighthouse along with the wrecks of 6 vessels from the 19th and 20th Centuries. Beginning with Florida's earliest inhabitants, people from around the globe have traversed the waters of present day Biscayne National Park. Some of these journeys ended in disaster. The park is home to the remains of many of these shipwrecks. The park's Maritime Heritage Trail offers an exciting opportunity to explore the remains of some of the park's many shipwrecks.
Did You Know?
For 50 years, four generations of the Sweeting family thrived on Biscayne National Park's Elliott Key. Here they raised pineapples, salvaged wrecked ships, went to school, worshipped and played at the northern end of Florida's Keys.