Biscayne National Park – Quick information and guide

Biscayne National Park

If you are a marine adventurer then Biscayne National Park is a must-visit destination for you!

Biscayne National Park was established in June 1980 and is located in southern Florida, 20 miles south of Miami.

The park is located near the Homestead city and is very enthusiastic for boaters, windsurfers, and anglers. One can also go for the Miami-based charter boat trips or enjoy the sea trail by going on a cruise and watching the sunset from it. Snorkelling under the seawater will surely be full of fun and exciting.

With 95% of the park underwater, it has the third longest coral reef in the world and has medleys of marine animals like charming dolphins, adorable manatees, vibrant harks, vivid rays, cute sea turtles, sea cucumbers, magnificent jellyfish, and more than 500 species of fishes.

Best Time To Visit

 Mid-December to Mid-April

The dry season of Florida is best for its calm sea and doing watercraft activities like snorkelling and diving. 

Things to Carry

Following are the things that you should carry:

Precautionary Equipment

Carry first aid kit, electrolyte powder, sunscreen and water bottles.

Water Gear

Good water shoes for doing water sports, swimsuit, and snorkelling types of equipment.

 Mosquito Repellent

There are mosquitos carrying Zika viruses, so it’s better to carry a mosquito repellent.

Also, wear comfortable clothing and be a responsible tourist, don’t litter.

Tips Before Visiting

  • You can get the information about all the attractive spots to visit from the visitor centre. 
  • Do check for the current alerts before exploring the park. Avoid going to the places where you can be in danger.
  • If you are boating, follow the boating rules, don’t go to do any stunts, it will cost your life!
  • There are no lodges inside the parks but there are campsites in the park.

Number of Visitors

469,253

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