Biscayne National Park

5 hours

Outdoor activity

A sea turtle at Biscayne National Park
The Fowey Rocks Lighthouse
Boca Chita Key
The Dante Fascell Visitor Center

Experience description

On this accessible, self-guided tour, you can discover a unique national park with four ecosystems, 600 species of fish and other kinds of fauna, including sea turtles and manatees.

Biscayne National Park is unlike any other American national park, as the park is 95%...
On this accessible, self-guided tour, you can discover a unique national park with four ecosystems, 600 species of fish and other kinds of fauna, including sea turtles and manatees.

Biscayne National Park is unlike any other American national park, as the park is 95% water. The park is located within sight of downtown Miami but feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It encompasses areas of mangroves, as well as a coral reef, the Florida Keys and the expanse of Biscayne Bay.

Visitors to the park can also discover over 10,000 years of human history, as evidence has been found of Paleo-Indians along the shoreline. The area was also home to a group of people called the Tequesta, who lived in the area for approximately 2000 years, developing complex social structures and devoting time to creating art and following religious practices. As much of Florida’s coastline has been built upon, Biscayne National Park is the best and most well-preserved place to discover the history of the Tequesta people.

As the park extends more over sea than land, many visitors come here to boat or to do water sports such as kiteboarding, sailing, kayaking and fishing. On the shore, the park has been adapted for visitors with disabilities and the visitor center is wheelchair-accessible, with captions provided for audiovisual programs. The area around the visitor center has boardwalks so wheelchair users can navigate independently.

The park’s islands, reefs, and other natural attractions of the park are only accessible by boat, however if there is a user willing to drive there he or she can drive to Dante Fascell Visitor Center and from there, take the boat to visit the national park. It is possible to rent a boat onsite to explore at your own pace.

Visitors to the islands will find accessible restroom facilities; however, not all buildings on the islands are wheelchair-accessible and Elliott Key and Adams Key do not have sidewalks. Boca Chita Key has smooth paved pathways around the harbor and to the restrooms, but the rest of the island is unpaved, with grassy and uneven surfaces.

Accessibility. What to expect?

  • Assistance

    No Guides / staff members will be available to assist

  • Transportation

    Transportation not included

  • Bathrooms

    Accessible bathrooms at multiple stops during the activity

  • Places

    Places visited are all wheelchair accessible and can be navigated independently

    Places present some barriers and minimum assistance is needed

  • Equipment

    No adaptive equipment included

  1. Starting point: Biscayne National Park

  2. 1

    Biscayne National Park

    5 hours

  3. End point: Biscayne National Park

Free

No extra fees

Accessibility guaranteed

Worry-free travel

Keeping you safe during COVID-19

  • Cleaning measures

    Enhanced cleaning protocol

  • Safety measures

    Local authorities safety protocols followed by all staff members

  • Social distancing measures

    Social distancing measures in place

Important information

  • This trip can be arranged for customers traveling by themselves. Assistants and trained guides will be hired to assist and help out with the logistics needed.

  • Spoken language(s): English, Spanish.

  • Travel insurance is not included but an appropriate insurance based on your personal needs is highly recommended.

  • There is no restriction of any kind regarding this tour.

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