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 »
The Rainbow Connection <i>Family Fun Fest</i>
Contact: Gary Bremen, 305-230-1144, x3084
With Biscayne National Park’s clear blue waters and bright blue skies, it’s easy to forget the rest of the colors of the rainbow. The March installment of the park’s popular Family Fun Fest series takes place from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2007 with a look at those “other” colors that complete the park’s beautiful spectrum. The free event takes place at the park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center. Stations located around the visitor center provide a variety of interactive and hands-on activities, including:
Participants will receive a paper passport to be punched at each station as they complete the activities. Those who complete all five activities will earn a special button to help remember the day.
Family Fun Fest takes place on the second Sunday of every month from January through May. April’s event will take place on April 15 (the third Sunday) to avoid a conflict with Easter. The series is made possible through a grant from the Captain Bob Lewis Boat Center Yamaha Billfish Challenge, with assistance from the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve. Additional support this month comes from the University of Miami’s Undergraduate Marine Science Department and a host of volunteers.
Future events include:
The Dante Fascell Visitor Center is located at 9700 SW 328 Street, nine miles east of Homestead, Florida. Call 305-230-7275, extension 0 for more information.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: Don’t forget! Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 11!
Did You Know?
While lobstering is permitted in Biscayne National Park, the tasty crustaceans are protected in the Biscayne Bay-Card Sound Lobster Sanctuary, where harvest is prohibited year round. More...