• 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.

Permits

Permits are available for a variety of purposes, including (but not limited to):

  • operating any kind of business within the park
  • commercial filming or photography
  • special events such as weddings or boat races
  • scientific research

Special Use Permit application (PDF Document)

Special Use Permit application (MS Word Document)

Filming Permit application (PDF Document)

Filming Permit application (MS Word Document)

Operating tours within the park requires a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA). Read the details on acquiring a CUA here.

For specific permit guidelines, contact the appropriate individual listed below:

For Scientific Research Permits

Elsa Alvear
305-230-1144, x002
e-mail

All Other Permits

Astrid Rybeck
305-230-1144, x017
e-mail

Did You Know?

A snorkeler dives down over elkhorn coral.

A boat trip OVER Biscayne National Park's coral reef can be a great experience, but to really see the reef, get IN the water. It's not only fun, but you'll also be able to see things folks up on the boat can only imagine!