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“Beautiful, clean and free” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park
9700 SW 328 Street, Homestead, FL 33033
305-230-7275
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Ranked #10 of 14 attractions in Homestead
Type: Tours
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Bangor, Maine
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“Beautiful, clean and free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This spot is beautiful with well kept grounds and friendly people. We walked the boardwalk overlooking the water after going to the visitor center. We bought a few things for our kids at very reasonable prices. We will definitely come back.

Visited April 2014
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Homestead, Florida
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“Totally unique”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a forgotten Florida. All of south FLorida is an exposed coral reef with grass and muck on top.. There is an eco disaster looming if someone don't get a taste for Boa Constrictors.

Visited December 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Needs a concessioner”
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 have a new concessioner before planning a visit. It's still worth setting aside an hour to visit the visitor center and walk the shore trail. Just don't plan to spend much more time than that.

Visited April 2014
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Tyler, Texas
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“Nice visitor center, really hurting without boat tours.”
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 so before they got bids and everything up and running with another company. We walked out on the jetty and it was okay, kind of boring. You can have a park ranger give you a tour. The place was super empty, maybe 10 other people and then a group of senior-aged citizens that were listening to a park ranger presentation.

Visited April 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Unique Park”
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, which was very nice and had some informative displays, we also walked the boardwalk path there which is just about a 1/4 mile walk.

During our visit we also attended a ranger program called gifts from the sea. I have to say that when we sat down for the program, I didn't expect much, however I really enjoyed the talk. The park ranger was very knowledgeable and made the talk quite interesting. There were many adults in attendance as well a children and it seemed that everyone enjoyed the discussion.

The one thing that kept me from rating this park higher was the fact that I had attempted to both call and email to make reservations for one of their ranger guided canoe trips, and never received a call back to confirm. I showed up at the time of the trip anyway, hoping to be able to still join the canoe trip, only to find that they were full with others who had reservations. I was a bit put off by the fact that I had also attempted to make reservations for the trip but was unable to due to a lack of follow-up from the park staff. We did receive great service however from those we met during our visit.

Visited March 2014
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