The park also offers snorkel and dive trips and island excursions.Many come here to fish, kayak, or take a glass bottom boat ride over our magnificent reef.
Great place to spend a day soaking up sun and an occasional swim to cool off.From the vantage point of a tandem kayak in the shallows of the Biscayne Bay, guests may observe manatees and sea turtles as they pass through wild sea grasses.At Biscayne National Park, you can snorkel and explore an ocean of colorful coral reefs and the dense population of marine life that inhabit it, or you can opt to explore the mysterious mangrove forests that line the shoreline.Four ecosystems are protected by Biscayne National Park, including the mangrove forest, a portion of Biscayne Bay, the northernmost area of the Florida Keys, and part of a coral reef that is the third-longest in the world.Biscayne National Park, the largest marine park in the National Park System, offers a reprieve from the crowds that you find at most other area attractions.
The park preserves Biscayne Bay, one of the top scuba diving spots in the United States.Wildlife abounds in the form of alligators, panthers and Manatee.Biscayne National Underwater Park provides snorkeling and scuba diving trips and island and glass bottom boat tours in Biscayne National Park.
Biscayne is home to the starting point of the third largest coral reef in the world and provides crucial habitat for a variety of marine life. 500 species of fish swim in Biscayne, mostly in the coral reef.Glass bottom boat trips, island excursions, snorkeling adventures, canoe trips, Ranger talks, Family Fun Fest, underwater videos, displays and art exhibits.Across the bay there are 66 boat slips at Elliott Key Harbor, and other docks at Boca Chita Key, where boaters can tie up and spend the day free of charge or overnight for a fee.
Biscayne National Park is located in Biscayne Bay, with skyline of Miami to the north and the northernmost of the Florida Keys to the south.
Once a private attraction the spring and the boat tour are now part of Silver Springs State Park.
Also included in the national park is the shoreline of the bay which is covered by an.Ninety-five percent of the park is water, and the shore of the bay is the location of an extensive mangrove forest.
Basically, the glass bottom boat tours by the park rangers will let you observe coral beds and fishes near the coast line as well as potential dolphins.Biscayne National Park Institute The Biscayne National Park Institute is the only on-site concessionaire at the park, meaning that your trip leaves from the Dante Fascell Visitor Center.
You can take a glass-bottom boat tour, or rent a canoe or a kayakm weather permitting.The park protects Biscayne Bay, several islands, and some offshore barrier reefs.Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.The park is opened daily, 24 hours, but park personnel are available to answer questions between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.The Biscayne National Park Institute provides eco-adventures that include snorkeling at a shipwreck on the Maritime Heritage Trail and colorful coral reefs full of life, cruises to Boca Chita Key and lighthouse, sailing on beautiful Biscayne Bay, exploring the seldom seen wonders of Jones Lagoon.We chose to visit mainly because it is a National Park, and it was only 20 minutes from where we are staying in Florida City.While one might expect a park with beautiful land, like other National Parks, instead visitors are treated to the breathtaking scenery of Biscayne Bay, and the overwhelming masses of mangrove that surrounds it.My rating is based on my recent visit to Homestead Bayside Beach.