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.
Just in case you missed our "Down on the Farm" Family Fun Fest last month, here's a little video summary of what went on. Come on out to the final Family Fun Fest of the season next Sunday, April 13 to catch some more zany educational fun as we partner up with our friends on "Sesame Street!"
So many people enjoyed our "Wrestling with Trash" Family Fun Fest video a few months ago that our all-star volunteer videographer Thomas Strom put one together for February's "Biscayne Wintergames" event as well. Enjoy, and keep an eye out for one coming soon from March 9's "Down on the Farm" Family Fun Fest, too!
Escape the stress, drama, and turmoil of dealing with Miami-area vehicle traffic and hop aboard the Homestead National Parks Trolley for a free guided tour and ride to area national parks, including Biscayne National Park, from historic downtown Homestead. For more information on the Homestead National Parks Trolley, including schedules, routes and ranger programs, please visit www.cityofhomestead.com/gateway, or watch the attached video.
[BELL: DING! DING!] Hello. My name is Denise and I'm a volunteer at Biscayne National Park. From now through end of April, The City of Homestead would like to invite you to come explore Biscayne and Everglades National Parks as well as Homestead Bayfront Park with a FREE guided trolley tour starting in Historic Downtown Homestead. Spend the day at Biscayne Bay! Bring a picnic, look for wildlife, stroll the waterfront, or join a ranger-guided canoe or kayak tour. Just minutes away lies Everglades National Park. The unique mix of plants and animals make this a truly exceptional place to visit. You can stroll along the Anhinga Trail and see alligators, turtles, birds, butterflies, and so much more. Or, come visit at Homestead Bayfront Park. There's a beachside restaurant, picnic pavilions, bbq grills, and a playground for the kids. You can catch the National Parks Trolley every Saturday and Sunday from the special stop at Losner Park in Historic Downtown Homestead. Hope to see you soon! [BELL: DING! DING!]
And we are here at Biscayne National Park the wrestling with Trash Family Fun Fest. Our theme today is all about marine debris in the park and I am Sal Minella, your host for the WTF Wrestling with TRASH Federation and I got some of my friends nearby, but not sure exactly where they are, they were here a few minutes ago, but I had the Upcycler who turns trash into art and the Reuser who encourages people to use their things over and over again as a way to reduce the amount of marine debris on our planet. We are here today to give that message to all of our park visitors and I wish some of the wrestlers were here today so that we could show you but apparently they all gone back stage to have a good time together. So you are stuck with me. Come on out to Family Fest second Sunday of every month from December to April. We'll see you soon!
Hi, I'm Ranger Astrid Rybeck. Warm season's greetings from the lighthouse here on Boca Chita Key! This lighthouse is just one of the many, many, tresures that lie within the boundaries of Biscayne Bay here in South Florida. Happy Holidays!
National Geographic and Biscayne National Park sponsored a 24-hour species count in the park in April, 2010. Over 2000 people participated in this "citizen-scientist" project, including 1200 students. Relive BioBlitz through their eyes.
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.