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.
Elliott Key Harbor and Campground Closed Until Further Notice
Contractors began work to repair damaged boardwalks and marina at Elliott Key and the visitor center grounds. The marina and campground at Elliott Key are closed until the repairs are complete. University Dock on Elliott Key remains open for day use only. More »
Science & Resources Management Volunteer Opportunities
Creel Surveys: If you enjoy fishing, or want to learn more about fishing, this is the position for you. Help gather data on the fish in the park by stopping anglers and measuring and recording their catch. Creel surveys create important baseline data for measuring the health of our fish stock. This is a 4-hour position on Sunday and Tuesday afternoons. Apply
Marine Life Observation: This is an opportunity to use your snorkeling skills for a higher cause. Snorkelers can assist in monitoring the lobsters, urchins, fish, and other critters in the park. The data collected is then used to predict and protect the future of the park's sealife. This is a summer position on Wednesdays and Fridays, weather permitting. Apply
Did You Know?
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.