Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park is one of the amazing places to relax and experience some new adventures. The park protects Biscayne Bay, coral reefs, mangrove forests, and the Florida Keys.  Biscayne was established as a national park on 28 June 1980, by  Dante Fascell

Like other parks Biscayne is not full of trees, it is covered with 95% of water. The best way to explore Biscayne is by diving and boating. The unique landscape of the park is the destination you should not miss.

Best Time To Visit Biscayne National Park 

The best time to visit Biscayne National Park is from December to April. This time gives warmer temperature and the calm sea perfect for snorkeling and kayaking. Make sure you bring mosquito cream.

Expense To Visit Biscayne National Park:

  • The park has no entrance fees. But you need to pay for activities in the park.
  • Camping at Elliott Key or Boca Chita Key costs $25 fee per night. It includes up to two tents and six people. 

Things To Do In Biscayne National Park 

Snorkeling and Diving:

Snorkeling and diving is the major attraction of Biscayne. The clear and beautiful water has unique marine life that you should not miss. Diving into the sea is an unforgettable experience. You need to have a guide member of Biscayne National Park who will guide you in diving. When you go diving you are not supposed to touch any coral and marine life. 


Fishing is the must to do activity in Biscayne. You will really enjoy fishing in the silence of the sea. Before you go fishing you need to learn and follow the rules and regulations of fishing in the park. You need to have a Florida fishing license and children under 16 years of age do not require a license. 


Biscayne has 95% water, boating is the perfect way to explore the park. Boating is one of the popular activities in the park. You can get to a quiet spot and enjoy the silence of the sea or get into the open water. The park does not allow personal watercraft, jet skis, and wave runners. Before you go boating, take all the safety measures and make sure you stay safe.

Wildlife Watching:

Biscayne is home to an incredible diversity of animals. You get to observe a variety of animals in their natural habitat. When you go to explore the wildlife make sure you don’t use any sound device or use flash/spotlight. You need to maintain at least 300 feet distance from bird colonies.

Canoeing and Kayaking

If you love canoeing and kayaking Biscayne is the ideal place for you. You also get to explore the mangrove shorelines and shallow bay waters. You can go kayaking in Shallow Jones Lagoon which is the perfect place to see rays, upside-down jellyfish, wading birds. Biscayne is also one of the best place for water sports.

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