Join us for an intimate exploration of the waters of Biscayne National Park!
Duration: 4 hours
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Available Days: Daily
Enjoy a guided paddle to Jones Lagoon!
Every morning there is a guided paddle though Jones Lagoon where you can look for baby sharks, turtles, and the rare Roseate Spoonbill. Paddle over water that’s just inches deep and surrounded by amazing marine life.
Institute staff help you with your gear and inform you about the history and local ecosystems. We want to share all the beauty this area has to offer and show how we can be good stewards of the National Park, preserving its unique habitats for generations to come. And most importantly, we can have a blast doing it!
Trips to the lagoon ride a powerboat for about 30 minutes to arrive at the site. We take with a maximum of 12 per guided paddle trip. Children 12 years old and above are welcome. Arrive at the visitor center at 9 a.m. for check in, boat departs at 9:15 a.m. and returns at about 1 p.m. The cost is $89 per person.
Guided paddles in Jones Lagoon are for active adults and kids over 12 who are good swimmers. Programs that are suitable for all ages include Boca Chita Island Experience and Sail, Paddle, Snorkel and Island Visit.
Locations and Trips:
Biscayne National Park trips start and end at the park headquarters at Convoy Point. Trips motor east across Biscayne Bay to Hurricane Creek on our USCG Inspected powerboat before continuing to the dive or paddle location. The trip travels by high speed boat in open waters where the jarring motion of the boat could cause problems for pregnant women, and those with recent surgeries or back injuries.
For paddling in Jones Lagoon we supply stand up paddleboards (SUPs) and paddles. SUPs can be used sitting, kneeling, or standing. We have drinking water available, please bring a refillable container to minimize trash. Please bring hats and polarized sunglasses with eyeglass lanyard for better underwater viewing.