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 best way to see and experience Biscayne National Park is to get out on, or better yet, in the water. Currently, the park does not have a concessioner, so there are few boat tours to the park's islands or reefs, and no on-demand canoe or kayak rentals. The park is working on rectifying the situation as soon as possible, and details will be announced here once finalized.
Guided Canoe and Kayak Trips are available from January through April.
For other ranger programs, please check our Schedule of Events.
For a list of those authorized to operate tours or taxis inside the park, please see the following list of commercial use authorizations.
Did You Know?
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. More...