• 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.

Things To Know Before You Come

While there is a lot to be said for carefree, unplanned exploration in some National Parks, Biscayne National Park is different. The fact that most of the park is covered by water means that many visitors will have transportation and logistical issues to deal with. Visitors with their own boats can easily get themselves into costly and dangerous situations without adequate planning.

We encourage you to explore this website thoroughly to learn about the best times of year for the activities you are most interested in. Doing so will help you avoid common disappointments such as those experienced by those who want to snorkel in January or camp in July.

Did You Know?

Flamingo Tongue Snail

When exploring Biscayne National Park's coral reefs, don't forget to slow down and take note of some of the small wonders. Turtles, sharks and shipwrecks are great, but don't miss flamingo tongue snails, Christmas tree worms and mermaid's wineglasses.