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Biscayne National Park

9700 SW 328 Street, Homestead, FL 33033
305-230-7275
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Ranked #10 of 14 attractions in Homestead
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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Chicago, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Without a concessioner to rent kayaks or give boat tours there is not much to do at this park. The visitor center is informative and they have a movie that shows some of the park. There is also a short shore line trail. Not much else to do unless you have your own boat. If you can, wait until they... More

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Tyler, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We went knowing that we couldn't go snorkeling or out on boat tour (just to say that we went to all the national parks in Florida on our trip). It is sad that things fell through with their tours, it would be such a great park. We asked a worker and he said he thought it'd be a year or... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

During our visit to Biscayne National Park they were temporarily unable to offer rentals, snorkling trips, or glass bottom boat tours. There are some repairs underway due to damage from the last hurricane. The park is 95% under water, so without those concessions being available you can't see much of the park. We were able to visit the visitors center,... More

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Baltimore, MD
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Since 95% of this park is underwater, the part that we could see was at the visitor's center. There's a small exhibit area with real and simulated displays of the plants and wild life that reside in the different portions of the park, both on shore and under water. I took my time and read everything there was with the... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Unfortunately there currently is not a concessionaire and the park is entirely water and the only way to see it is by canoe, kayak and or boat which are not available. Once a new concessionaire is in place i would love to return.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We visited knowing that we would be unable to do any of the underwater activities. Hopefully they will get a new concession company soon so boats will be able to take people to the reefs. We enjoyed walking through the mangroves and watching the movies. I hope to return and do some snorkeling when it reopens.

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Even though we could not see the underwater portion of the park (which is where the majority of it is), it was a very nice visit. The rangers were very friendly and the little walk was pretty. We enjoyed seeing lots of birds.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

rent a kayak - awesome, peaceful - wonderful experience. we paddled around the small islands and up the mangrove coast. lost of birds and fish. the water was like glass. I would recommend to any adventurer

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Pensacola, Florida
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176 reviews 176 reviews
120 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The vast majority of the park is under water so you need to snorkel if you come. Not only do you get to experience a wonderful reef, you get out on the water to see much of the park. We went to a nice patch reef off Elliot Key in 8-12 feet of water. Unlike Pennecamp the day before, this... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The "Underwater" is an important part of the name. We went there just to spend the day near the water and go snorkeling but you can't really do this from the shore. So if you are going there plan to get on one of their boats (glass bottom boat was broken on our visit, so maybe call ahead) or rent... More

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