Biscayne National Park Tours

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Biscayne National Park, 95 percent of which lies underwater, is one of the top scuba diving areas in the United States. Divers and snorkelers flock here to experience Biscayne Bay’s extensive reef system. Above water, you can explore the Florida park’s small mainland mangrove shoreline and keys by boat.
 
The Basics 
As nearly all of Biscayne National Park’s 181,500 acres (73,450 hectares) are mostly underwater, the best way to truly experience it is with snorkel or scuba gear. Beneath the surface, the park’s underwater world explodes with multicolored life, from vibrant angelfish and parrotfish to swaying sea fans and multishaded labyrinths of coral.
 
Reef cruises and glass-bottom boat tours typically depart from Convoy Point and pass through Caesar Creek to see the more than 50 shipwrecks within the park’s boundaries. Mangrove Shore is a nice option for those on a tight schedule and no boat access—simply stroll around Convoy Point and enjoy a picnic. Of the park’s 44 islands, only a few are open to visitors: Elliot Key has picnicking, camping, and hiking among mangrove forests; tiny Adams Key has picnicking; and Boca Chita Key has a lighthouse, picnicking, and camping.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is no fee to access the park.
  • Boca Chita Key and Elliot Key are open year-round for boat-in camping on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Most snorkel and scuba tours include the use of equipment, but you can bring your own if you like.
  • Nature lovers can combine a stop here with visits to nearby Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
 
How to Get There
The park is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Miami via the Ronald Reagan Turnpike. information, stop at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center, at the park’s main entrance, which has maps, ranger programs, and a great introductory film overview of the park.
 
When to Get There
Key Biscayne is open year-round, and the water portion of the park is always open. The best time to visit the park’s islands is during Florida’s dry season, December to March. For underwater visibility and calm water, summer is best, but be prepared for the occasional afternoon thunderstorm and hungry mosquitoes during this time.
 
Biscayne Bay Wildlife
Tourists visiting the national park’s coral reefs and aquamarine waters will come in contact with more than 325 types of fish, shrimp, crabs, spiny lobsters, and even sea turtles. On land and in the mangrove forests, look for the rare peregrine falcon and bald eagle. Barnacles, fish, and other sea creatures also bunch around the trees’ half-submerged roots.
Location
Address: 9700 SW 328 Street, Homestead 33033, USA
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Hours: Convoy Point, the park's headquarters and visitor center, is open daily 7am - 5:30pm. The Dante Fascell Visitor Center is open 9am - 5pm. Underwater areas open 24 hours a day
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Admission: Free
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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass

The US National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass is a convenient way for visitors to access more than 2,000 sites of incomparable wonder, from Mount St. Helens and the Grand Canyon to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and Red Rocks National Conservation Area. The 2019 america the beautiful - the national parks and federal recreational lands annual pass kit includes a National Parks annual pass, brochure and hang tag. A physical America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Pass will be issued through the mail - Please add your mailing address to Special Requirements upon checkout.
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Guided Jet Ski Tour from Coconut Grove

Skim across the waters of Coconut Grove on a guided jet ski tour along the coast of Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach and downtown Miami. Learn to steer your two-person jet ski, then follow your guide past the city’s most glamorous houses and hot spots. Get the inside scoop on the city’s most famous — and infamous — residents, and enjoy picture-perfect views of sandy beaches, elegant yachts and downtown’s glittering skyscrapers as you escape the crowded city streets for cool, ocean breezes.
  • Duration: 30 to 60 mins
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Miami Beach Inshore Private Fishing Charter

Experience and explore inshore flats fishing in gorgeous Key Biscayne, just minutes from downtown Miami, FL. View its beautiful blue water  while experiencing the thrill of a chance to catch sea trout, snapper, snook, mackerel, grouper, jack crevalle, ladyfish and bluefish. The fishing enthusiast may choose to chase the seasonal tarpon, shallow-water sharks or even fly fish bonefish.This relaxing charter is a bucket list item for many locals anglers and a photobucket for trip for photographer at heart, you won't want to leave! Booking with confidence on TripAdvisor, it makes this charter an easy, reliable and enjoyable decision. Reserve Today to get hooked up! 
  • Duration: 4 to 8 hrs
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Miami City Highlights Tour with Hotel Pickup

Spend four-hours touring Miami's hotspots and highlights on this incredible city tour. You'll follow a friendly local guide to the Art Deco Dristrict, Biscanye Bay and Brickell Avenue. You'll pass by the stunning homes of Coconut Grove, where Miami's elite take up residence. This tour includes a stop at Little Havana, where you'll see the Cuban influences and Latin flavor that have influenced Miami culture. Your whirlwind experience hits all the highlights in minimum time and is ideal for first-time visitors. Convenient round-trip hotel transport from South Beach is also included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Miami Inshore Fishing Charter

You don’t need to travel outside of the city for stellar fishing in Miami. This private fishing charter takes you around Biscayne Bay in a modern, 22-foot (6.7 meter) bay boat equipped with everything that you need for your trip. Your group of up to four people can fish for grouper, snapper, trout, and more without losing sight of the Miami skyline.
  • Duration: 4 to 8 hrs
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Biscayne Bay Inshore Flats Fishing

Treat your inner angler to a half-day inshore flats fishing expedition in Miami’s gorgeous Biscayne Bay! With tips from your professional guide, beginning anglers will have the chance to hook sea trout, snapper, mackerel, grouper, jacks, ladyfish and bluefish. More experienced anglers may choose to chase the seasonal tarpon, shallow-water sharks or bonefish. Improve your technique and spend a glorious morning or afternoon on the turquoise sea!
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