Boating in Biscayne National Park

Morning in Stiltsville, a boat heading towards open water.
Morning light and open water in Stiltsville, the northern area of the park.

NPS image by Matt Johnson

Boating is the perfect way to experience the park. Explore sparkling Biscayne Bay, visit emerald islands and discover living coral reefs. Access to these magnificent resources is limited only by time and your skills as a boat operator.

Free classes to improve boating skills!

  • Class topics; park resources, safety, navigation rules, groundings, liability and how to get involved at local national parks

  • English or Spanish language classes available

  • To register or for more information please call 305.230.1144 x041


Protected corals, animals and habitats are found throughout Southeast Florida.

Please do not anchor in coral reefs.

Tips to avoid striking protected species including sea turtles, manatees, dolphins and smalltooth sawfish:

  • Keep a sharp lookout
  • Watch your speed, especially at night
  • Keep your distance

Any collision or injury to such protected species should be reported immediately to:

Federal or state agencies may impose a civil fine of $25,000, a criminal penalty of $50,000 and/or up to 1 year in jail for violating the Endangered Species Act or state statute by “taking" an endangered or threatened species or damaging sea grass and coral. “Taking” is defined as harassing, harming, pursuing, hunting, shooting, wounding, killing, trapping, capturing, collecting or attempting to engage in such conduct.

Last updated: August 9, 2019

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9700 SW 328th Street
Sir Lancelot Jones Way

Homestead, FL 33033


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