Guided Tours

snorkeling adventure at Anniversary Reef
Biscayne National Park snorkeling adventure at Anniversary Reef.

NPS image by Matt Johnson

The Biscayne National Park Institute provides in-depth recreational and educational experiences through guided boat tours and programs from the Dante Fascell Visitor Center. Trips include sailing on beautiful Biscayne Bay, interpretive cruises to Boca Chita Key and its lighthouse, snorkeling at colorful coral reefs full of life, camping on undeveloped and scenic Elliott Key, and exploring the seldom seen wonders of Jones Lagoon. Paddle craft are also available for rent at the visitor center for self-guided tours. Trips may be booked by using the link above, by calling 786-335-3644 or by stopping at the park store. Advance reservations are advised.

The simple fact of Biscayne National Park is that it is 95% water. The institute provides the means to get out on the water to discover the amazing resources of the park. Whether you have just a few hours or all day, the tours depart daily from the Dante Fascell Visitor Center. Affordable tours range from $39 to $149. Expert Biscayne National Park Institute guides and park rangers help you to enjoy your adventure, explore and have fun.

Commercial use authorizations - other companies authorized to operate tours in the park include:

  • Island Dreamer Sailing School - sailing, sailing instruction and guided tours.
    Leaves from downtown Miami area, 561-281-2689
  • Ocean Force Adventures - Stiltsville and Biscayne Bay tours. Daily two hour tours depart from Miami Beach marina, no in-water activities, 305-372-3388
  • Pelican Island Skipper - departs from Pelican Harbor marina in Miami, 305-754-9330
  • Sightseeing Tours Management (Island Queen and Bayside Blaster cruises) - many options for tours include Stiltsville, fishing, sunset and Biscayne Bay, leaving from Bayside marketplace in Miami. Boat rentals available, 305-379-5119
  • Sports Stylee Paddling - stand-up paddleboards rental, hourly rentals and guided tours.
  • Thriller Miami - speedboat, Stiltsville and Biscayne Bay tours, departs daily, no in-water activities, 305-373-7001
  • Tropic SCUBA - private boat tours, snorkeling and SCUBA diving. Charter arrangement only, 305-669-1645

Last updated: November 1, 2017

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9700 SW 328th Street
Sir Lancelot Jones Way

Homestead, FL 33033


(305) 230-1144

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