Biscayne National Park is a popular boating destination, comprised of more than 172,000 acres of water and presently enjoyed by all types of boats except one. In 2000, personal watercraft (PWC) were
banned without any local, site-specific scientific cause.
The National Park Service ban includes the 17 mile stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) that runs through the park. Therefore, PWC operators must travel around the park, 12 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean rather than travel 2 to 3 miles inshore along the ICW. This presents a potentially unsafe situation that can be fixed very quickly. Join the campaign and get involved today.