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Address: Biscayne National Park, FL
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Island in Biscayne National park with excellent hiking and nature trails.

Island in Biscayne National park with excellent hiking and nature trails.

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Boating day out!

Hubby and I launched our little boat out from homestead bayfront park today and spent the day boating in around Elliot key. Water was warm, no mosquitoes, great snorkeling in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 July 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Went out to hit the barrier islands for some fishing, water was crystal clear, make sure you bring sunblock!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Beautiful mangrove trees and clearly water are awesome! Snorkeling, swimming, and using SUP (Stand Up Paddle) in the shallow water.

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Miami
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went out in our boat for the day for the Columbus Day regatta. We tried to go to Elliot key so that I could use the restroom facilities but from the moment we docked I was absolutely attacked by mosquitoes - the sting was so bad I was completely covered in welts so we got the... More 

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Miami
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Hubby and I launched our little boat out from homestead bayfront park today and spent the day boating in around Elliot key. Water was warm, no mosquitoes, great snorkeling in the mangroves (lots of mangrove snapper) and just a lovely relaxing day out. Water was crystal clear and while there were a lot of other boaters around in the area... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

it is by far the best place to spend a day on the clean bay water of Biscayne bay but its only for boaters or you must travel down to homestead bay front p. and take the boat for hire out there,for me its like a piece of paradise right in my own backyard its a bit costly because of... More 

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2 Thank Gus M
Middlebury, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

Planned a visit to go hiking on Elliot Key in Biscayne National Park. The National Park Service does not have a concessionaire under contract at this time to take visitors out to the Key so you must locate and hire your own water transportation to reach Elliot Key which is approximately 7 miles off shore. We contracted Tropic Sea Tours,... More 

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Cutler Bay, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

The Good: A great location, fantastic views of Miami and very nice setting. Visiting Jan through March is best to avoid mosquitos, bring bug spray. Nice trails for exploring from Bay to Ocean side. Recommend camping on on Northern point (furthest from Ranger station/restrooms), good breeze, views and fishing. The Bad: None of the regulations are enforced. Loud- night club... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

We just enjoyed this beautiful area so much. The weather was perfect for a great day at the beach and enjoying the sites.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Had planned to take a day trip out to Adams and Elliott Keys along with snorkeling. However the park concessionaire had recently broken the contract with the NPS, leaving little else to do, other than the visitor center and the beach/board walk. Was looking forward to the trip, but was out of our hands to do something else. Am sure... More 

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3 Thank LSUTraveller
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

We have been out here several times on my friend's boat. We throw the anchor in and hang out for hours. The kids and adults alike have a blast swimming, rafting and kayaking. The water is so clear and the island is a piece of paradise. Highly recommend it - good times had by all.

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