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

    Biscayne

    National Park Florida

There are park alerts in effect.
hide Alerts »
  • 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).

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?

sea squirts on a mangrove root

Tunicates, or sea squirts, live on the roots of the red mangrove tree. These simple animals survive by filtering plankton out of seawater, and hold promise as the source of potent drugs used to fight tumors. Watch for them when snorkeling along Biscayne National Park's mangrove-fringed shoreline.