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

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:

  • NOAA Fisheries
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Wildlife Alert Hotline - (888) 404-FWCC (3922) or the FWC website

Please do not anchor on coral reefs!

  • To report a vessel grounding, anchoring incident, or other coral reef injury in Southeast Florida (Miami-Dade to Martin county), call the Southeast Florida Action Network (SEAFAN) 1-800-770-SEFL (7335) or use the online report form
  • For more information on coral reefs and what you can do to protect them, visit the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection website

Last updated: August 11, 2020

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Sir Lancelot Jones Way

Homestead, FL 33033


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