Underwater at Jones Lagoon

  • Share
By: Chris Cavis

Jones Lagoon in Biscayne National Park

Find yourself inspired by the unique underwater habitat of Jones Lagoon, centrally located in Biscayne National Park. Jones Lagoon is a 30-minute boat ride from Convoy Point inside the park. Be sure to bring a bathing suit and sunblock for this trip. The crystal-clear waters give you an up-close and personal view of the colorful sea life that inhabits this stunning lagoon.

Guided Paddling Trips

A fantastic way to experience Jones Lagoon is by kayak or canoe. Only an experienced kayaker would want to attempt to cross the seven miles from the mainland to Jones Lagoon in their own kayak. For most visitors, it's best to book a guided tour. You may spot some of the lagoon’s rich marine life including turtles, baby sharks, rays, upside-down jellyfish and bright pink roseate spoonbills. Your guide will lead you through protected mangroves past wading birds as you glide over the aquamarine waters of the lagoon. Away from the hustle of the city, you can enjoy the quiet tranquility of this underwater sanctuary and melt your stress away.

Paddle Boarding

Stand-up paddle boarding is another option to explore the shallow waters of Jones Lagoon. Whether you choose to sit, kneel or stand, you are sure to get a great full-body workout while enjoying the local wildlife. An instructor can easily teach you the simple technique needed to stay upright, and it’s a fun way to explore Jones Lagoon with family and friends. For hours of operation and rental information, contact Biscayne National Park Institute.

Jones Lagoon is a fragile ecosystem, so swimming and snorkeling is not allowed. If you are looking for a place to swim or snorkel, consider heading to some of the nearby islands such as Boca Chita Key, Adams Key or Elliott Key.

For Expert Information

Contact the Dante Fascell Visitor Center at Biscayne National Park, or stop by to talk to an experienced ranger.

Things To Do Nearby

Choose a category

{{ctrl.swiper.activeIndex + 1}} / {{ctrl.totalItems}}