Boating in Biscayne National Park

Open ocean

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. Nearby marinas provide access to boaters.

Columbus Day weekend information.

Boating skills are important to ensure your safety and to protect fragile resources -

  • Know the "rules of the road" and keep boating safety in mind.
  • Use nautical charts. NOAA chart 11451 covers park waters and is available in most marine stores or the park bookstore.
  • Use mooring buoys when available.
  • Comply with slow speed zones.
  • Watch the water depth and avoid running aground.
  • Park waters are mostly very shallow and knowing the tide predictions is important.
  • Personal watercraft (jet skis, waverunners, etc. .) are prohibited.

Free classes to improve boating skills!

  • Class topics include; park resources, safety, navigation rules, groundings, liability and how to get involved at local national parks.
  • Classes are free for the public
  • English or Spanish language classes available
  • For more information call 305.230.1144 x041

Last updated: August 10, 2017

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Sir Lancelot Jones Way

Homestead, FL 33033


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