• Purple, yellow, gold and orange sponges and soft corals wave against a turquioise sea.


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Sailing on Biscayne Bay
Sailing on Biscayne Bay
NPS Photo

Boating is the perfect way to explore Biscayne National Park. With your boat you can enjoy the protected waters of Biscayne Bay, travel to the northernmost Florida Keys, and visit and explore living coral reefs. Your access to all of these magnificent resources is limited only by your available time and your skills as a boat operator.

There are four nearby county marinas that provide access to park waters for boaters.

Boating skills are of primary importance while you are in the park to both ensure your safety and to protect fragile resources. With this in mind:

For those who wish to improve their boating skills, free boating education classes are available to the public. Spanish version of boating education class brochure.

Did You Know?

Wreck of the <i>Mandalay</i>

Biscayne National Park's Maritime Heritage Trail is the only underwater archaeological trail in the National Park System. The "Shipwreck Trail" includes six wrecks spanning a century of maritime history. More...