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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.

Traffic & Travel Tips

Many Biscayne National Park visitors are frustrated by South Florida's traffic, so be sure to leave plenty of time to get here, especially if you need to arrive at a specific time (for a boat trip, for example). Always allow extra time on busy, holiday weekends, such as Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day weekends.

Following the suggested directions, approximate travel times from various locations are:

  • Downtown Miami — 60-90 minutes
  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood — 75-105 minutes
  • Homestead — 20 minutes
  • Key Largo — 40 minutes

You should allow additional time during peak commuting times (7-10 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.) Morning southbound traffic will ease considerably after you pass downtown Miami.

Traveling on US Highway 1 can be a long, slow and arduous journey from the north — Florida's Turnpike is the suggested route to avoid delays.

Did You Know?

A fishing rod and reel await use at sunset.

Biscayne National Park offers a FREE educational fishing clinic! Learn more about angling on Biscayne's aquamarine waters, refresh your fish ID skills, get updates on regulations and why they're important, and learn about choosing and maintaining tackle and gear from long-time local fishing guides. More...