Biscayne National Park

By on July 30, 2016
Greater Miami Area


9700 SW 328 St. Homestead FL 33033

This offshore national park protects 4 ecosystems: the shoreline mangrove swamp, Biscayne Bay’s shallow waters, the coral limestone keys and the offshore Florida Reef, one of the largest coral reefs in the world. The surrounding water and reefs are home to ver 200 species of fish, birds, whales and hard corals. Sixteen endangered species, including swallowtail butterflies, manatees and hawksbill turtle can be found, along with American crocodiles and alligators. In addition, evidence of 10,000  years of human habitation, pirates and shipwrecks and pineapple farms.

Outdoor activities include: boating, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, camping and watching wildlife. Boat tours depart Friday @ 10am; Saturday-Sunday at 10am and 1:30pm, on a 45 foot catamaran for a 3-hour exploration of surrounding waters, Boca Chita Key and historic lighthouse. Tours: Adults $29; Child (5-12) $19; Under 4 Free. Includes free admission to Homestead Bayfront Park. Reservations: 786-335-3644

VISITOR CENTER HOURS: 9am-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & January 1st.

ADMISSION: None. Camping fee of $25.



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