• 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.

Places To Go

Montage of images from Boca Chita Key, Dante Fascell Visitor Center, and Elliott Key
Boca Chita Key, the Dante Fascell Visitor Center at Convoy Point and Elliott Key.
 
With 173,000 acres, there are lots of places to go in Biscayne National Park. Visitors with boats have full access to most of the park, although the shallow nature of the bay and reefs can preclude larger vessels.

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.