Biscayne National Park
Just off the coast of Miami on an emerald coloured island, is the protected reserve of Biscayne National Park. Most of the park is below water, so a boat will be needed to get to all areas.
The park has lots of activities for the outdoor enthusiast to get involved in. Fish, hike and discover the wildlife that live in the National Park, spot over 500 different species of birds, manatees, crocodiles and fish.
Explore the underwater world on a diving excursion beneath the waves to see evidence of over 10,000 years of history. See the blanket of coral reefs and authentic offshore pirate shipwrecks. Take a diving tour with qualified instructors to sites including one of the only wall dives in the Florida Keys, to see the colourful fish and other sea creatures. If you’re not an expert diver, you can snorkel or paddle on a kayak to explore the mangroves and shallow reefs.
Visit the iconic 65 foot lighthouse that was built in 1937 on Boca Chita Key. Visitors have the opportunity to camp on all of the lush, green islands where you can enjoy the peacefulness of the secluded nature as you look across the water to Miami’s lit skyline.