Biscayne National Park, situated in southern Florida is the largest marine park in the country. With 95% of the area covered by water, Biscayne is classified as an underwater park.
Marine life is the central attraction of the park, along with aquamarine waters and lush sea-grass beds. The park diverse and colorful aquatic life includes sharks, rays, sea turtles, sea cucumbers, jellyfish and over 500 species of fish. On the surface visitors can also join a ranger led canoe trip to see crabs, birds and perhaps even a manatee.
Biscayne National Park houses one of the top scuba diving area in the United States, called Biscayne Bay. There is also an extensive mangrove forest along the shoreline and a fraction of the world’s third longest living coral reef.
The top 5 best rated things to do in Biscayne National Park are:
1. Maritime Heritage Trail; which offers exciting opportunities to snorkel, dive and explore the remains of some of the park shipwrecks.
4. Wildlife Watching