Just a short distance from Miami, Biscayne Park offers a unique combination of crystal clear waters, lush islands, and coral reefs teeming with aquatic life. There is even remaining evidence that humans from 10,000 years ago once inhabited the area.
Highlights include shipwrecks on the Maritime Heritage Trail as well as a wildly diverse aquatic fauna, including sea rays, sharks, turtles, jellyfish, and hundreds of vibrant fish species.
100 Mile Paddle Challenge for NPS
The National Park Service Centennial is honored by Florida's eleven national parks-- Biscayne Park among them. Participants can paddle, canoe, kayak and stand-up paddle-board their way to the 100 mile challenge.
Island Boat Tours
Glass-bottom boat tours are incredibly popular among visitors. Experience a glimpse of Biscayne's wildlife in their natural habitat without the need for getting wet. Conventional boat tours also make the most of the surroundings and nature.
Family Fun Fest
Family Fun Fest is a held on the second Sunday of every month. Each month, a different part of Biscayne Park's offerings is featured by five activity stations throughout the park. Participants can earn a passport as they punch tickets at each of the stations. It's a great way to add some fun to your family's vacation itinerary!
Diving and Snorkeling
If boat tours are not enough, visitors can take advantage of many guided dives and snorkeling expeditions to really immerse themselves in the park. Snorkelers and divers can explore one of the several actual shipwreck sites in Biscayne Bay. Ninety-five percent of the park is underwater, so this is one of the best ways to get up close with everything the park has to offer.
Biscayne Park, Florida is a great family escape from the vibrant and exciting attractions in nearby Miami and a great way to get away, commune with nature, and enjoy Florida the way pirates, explorers and ancient cultures have for thousands of years.