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

    Biscayne

    National Park Florida

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  • 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

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Mooring Buoy Locations

Name
Depth (ft)
Latitude
Longitude
Remarks
Anniversary Reef
8 - 12
25 23.295 N
80 09.864 W
Thick finger coral
(Porites porites)
Bache Shoal
5 - 15
25 29.111 N
80 08.908 W
Head corals: boulder
coral (Montastrea), brain coral (Colpophyllia)
Bache Shoal
5 - 15
25 29.110 N
80 08.957 W
Head corals: boulder
coral (Montastrea), brain coral (Colpophyllia)
Bache Shoal
5 - 15
25 29.093 N
80 08.940 W
Head corals: boulder
coral (Montastrea), brain coral (Colpophyllia)

Ball Buoy Reef
8 - 18

25 19.097 N
80 11.059 W

Elkhorn
(Acropora palmata)

Ball Buoy Reef
10 - 20
25 18.966 N
80 11.290 W
Elkhorn
(Acropora palmata)
Ball Buoy Reef
10 - 20
25 18.929 N
80 11.245 W
Elkhorn
(Acropora palmata)
Elkhorn Reef
6 - 12
25 21.777 N
80 09.952 W
Elkhorn, thick finger coral
Lugano wreck
20 - 25
25 26.681 N
80 07.153 W
1913 wreck debris
Lugano wreck
15 - 25
25 26.651 N
80 07.179 W
1913 wreck debris
Lugano wreck
15 - 20
25 26.621 N
80 07.185 W
1913 wreck debris
Mandalay wreck
8 - 12
25 26.537 N
80 07.307 W

1966 wreck debris
great for photography

Mandalay wreck
8 - 12
25 26.534 N
80 07.279 W
1966 wreck debris
great for photography
Mandalay wreck
8 - 12
25 26.512 N
80 07.315 W
1966 wreck debris
great for photography
Pacific Reef
18 - 22
25 22.197 N
80 08.349 W
Hardbottom community
Rocky Reef
20 - 30
25 20.077 N
80 09.707 W
U-shaped patch reef, ledge on north end, good for night dives
Rocky Reef
20 - 30
25 20.039 N
80 09.688 W
U-shaped patch reef, ledge on north end, good for night dives
"Schooner" wreck
6 - 12
25 23.937 N
80 09.655 W
Ballast pile of an 18th century sailing vessel
"Schooner" wreck
6 - 12
25 23.924 N
80 09.651 W
Ballast pile of an 18th century sailing vessel
Shark Reef
10 - 20
25 20.364 N
80 09.944 W
Nice variety of corals
Shark Reef
10 - 20
25 20.290 N
80 10.064 W
Nice variety of corals
The Drop
45 - 80
25 21.967 N
80 08.261 W
Spur & groove, large sponges, mini wall dive
The Drop
45 - 80
25 21.950 N
80 08.251 W
Spur & groove, large sponges, mini wall dive
Triumph
15 - 20
25 28.599 N
80 06.678 W
Hardbottom
Triumph
20 - 25
25 28.326 N
80 06.699 W
Hardbottom
 
All mooring buoys are through-line 18 inch white plastic buoys with a blue refelective line. Moor by passing a deck line through the tag line attached to the buoy. Approach the mooring buoys with caution and use an appropriate amount of scope. Mooring buoy use is limited to four hours by any one boat.

Did You Know?

Windsurfer on Biscayne Bay

Convoy Point (home of Biscayne National Park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center) is considered one of South Florida's best windsurfing locations.