Boating in Biscayne National Park

Boat cruising across the waters at dusk
Savoring the last hour of daylight.

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With more than 250 square miles of sparkling waters, it’s no surprise that boating is one of the most popular activities in the park. Whether you’re enjoying the thrill of open water or relaxing in a quiet spot closer to shore, we want you to have fun and stay safe.


Protected corals, animals, and habitats are found throughout Southeast Florida

Tips to avoid striking protected species including sea turtles, manatees, dolphins, and smalltooth sawfish:

  • Keep a sharp lookout
  • Watch your speed, especially at night
  • Keep your distance

Any collision or injury to such protected species should be reported immediately to:

  • NOAA Fisheries
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Wildlife Alert Hotline - (888) 404-FWCC (3922) or the FWC website

Please do not anchor on coral reefs!

  • To report a vessel grounding, anchoring incident, or other coral reef injury in Southeast Florida (Miami-Dade to Martin county), call the Southeast Florida Action Network (SEAFAN) 1-800-770-SEFL (7335) or use the online report form
  • For more information on coral reefs and what you can do to protect them, visit the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection website

Last updated: August 17, 2022

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