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.
Nearby Marinas - Access for Boaters
Biscayne National Park does not operate boat ramps or marinas in places with vehicle access, but Miami-Dade County operates 4 marina parks nearby. The first two feed directly into Biscayne National Park, and the last two have nearby access. Click on the marina name or photo for additional information.
Herbert Hoover Marina at Homestead Bayfront Park - Located directly south of Biscayne National Park's headquarters at Convoy Point, this park offers easy access to the southern end of the park, including the largest concentrations of coral reefs. For landlubbers, the park also offers a small man-made swimming beach and a restaurant.
Black Point Park and Marina - Ideally located for access to Boca Chita and Elliott Keys, this marina feeds directly into Biscayne National Park waters, and also offers bike paths, a canoe launch, a fishing jetty and a restaurant.
Matheson Hammock Park Marina - Although this marina does not feed directly into Biscayne National Park, it is pretty close, and offers a good alternative for those heading to destinations in the northern part of the park. Next door is one of the county's premiere natural areas, a swimming beach and a restaurant.
Crandon Park Marina - Located on Key Biscayne, this marina is a bit farther afield, but does offer easy access to Biscayne Channel and Stiltsville. It is adjacent to one of the county's best beaches and a variety of other recreational amenities.
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...