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Biscayne National
Park Institute

Explore the Park through Educational Eco-Adventures

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Biscayne National Park Institute

Snorkel, Scuba, and Paddling
Adventures in Florida

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Learn & Explore Biscayne National Park


The true beauty of Biscayne National Park is that it offers a different experience for each visitor and we can help you gain a deeper connection with the park’s history and habitats. Programs range from a few hours to a day in length, and highlight the park’s amazing wildlife, rich history, and awe-inspiring marine ecosystems. Join us for guided and exciting educational eco experiences that can include sailing, snorkeling, paddling, wildlife watching, and exploring the islands.


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  • Departs From: Homestead
  • ADA Ramp Temporarily Unavailable
$79

Hear the stories of Biscayne as you cruise across the Bay and along the islands of the northern most Florida Keys. Includes a stop at either Boca Chita Key, Elliott Key, or Adams Key. Plenty of room for social distancing on the boat, private trips are available.

Offering The Best In Eco-Education Adventures


Located just 20 miles south of Miami, Biscayne National Park protects the northernmost group of living coral reefs in the United States and its ecosystem. Over 95% of the park is “underwater” and is accessible only by boat. It consists of a rare combination of aquamarine waters home to vibrant fish, sea turtles, dolphins, and manatees, beautiful islands with mangrove trees, and unique coral reefs. It also has over 10,000 years of human history, from pirates and shipwrecks to pineapple farmers and presidents.

Explore the mangrove estuaries or the shipwrecks in the bay and ocean or go under the waves to see the colorful coral reefs. Visit the uninhabited Florida Keys and walk the natural beaches and trails. There are also picnic areas and restrooms. Discover this Florida gem with the Biscayne National Park Institute, a non-profit where your purchase directly benefits the park!

"Amazing Snorkeling!"

My family did the 1/2 day snorkeling tour and had a fantastic time. The water was very warm, and we appreciated the small size of the group on the boat. We didn't get to see a shipwreck, but we did visit a mangrove forest and an ancient reef that solidified into one of the keys. We rented all of our gear from the company; both procuring and returning the items was a very smooth process. The guide & captain were very knowledge about the area and kept us informed and entertained. - Andrew P. | Tripadvisor

"Jaw Dropping Scenery, Fascinating History"

Captain Jeremy was awesome!! So warm and personable, and he knew an amazing amount of history about Biscayne Bay, the National park and Miami. He made the trip out to Adam’s Key and back fascinating as well as gorgeous. We went for our honeymoon and had only one other person on our tour, a lovely woman who was so kind and took lots of pictures for us. We saw a manatee before we left the dock, several kinds of birds, black fin sharks, a moon jellyfish and lots of beautiful fish from our paddle boards and while snorkeling. I was grateful they provide wetsuits for the snorkeling as it would have been too chilly to stay in the water for long without them. I definitely recommend this tour and plan to go again! - Amanda M. | Tripadvisor

"Super Guide, Super Experience"

Spending two days with our guide, Castle, from the institute, was the best experience of our trip to Florida. The snorkeling sites he chose on the reef were packed with colorful fish and corals. The tour through the mangroves on stand up paddle boards was a bucket list journey with another set of unusual creatures from sharks and rays to jellyfish, never mind navigating the mangrove tunnels and a chance to learn to stand up in a shallow, sandy pool. Castle was passionately informative throughout and kept us safe. A great guide for a great experience in Biscayne Bay. - Jim T. | Tripadvisor

"The Best Options To See The Park"

The park is basically the bay and its shoreline. And the barrier islands are several miles off shore. We took a half day paddle board tour (they offer other options) with the Biscayne National Park Institute and felt we had done justice to seeing what the park had to offer. It included the ride over to the barrier islands and a very informative talk by the captain of our skiff. - Richard R. | Tripadvisor