Just a short distance from Miami, but seemingly a world away, Biscayne Park, Florida 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 and wildly diverse and vibrant aquatic creatures, including sea rays, sharks, turtles, jellyfish, and hundreds of fish species.
Biscayne Park also features exciting island boat tours, with glass-bottom boat tours are among the most popular. Tour participants can catch 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.
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.
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. Its a great way to set an agenda to the visit and have a little fun too.
The National Park Service Centennial is being honored by Florida's eleven national parks. Biscayne Park is among them. Participants can paddle, canoe, kayak and stand-up paddleboard their way to the 100 mile challenge.
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.