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Stiltsville and Key Biscayne Cruise

Island Queen Cruises and the HistoryMiami, offer a boat tour that includes Stiltsville, Cape Florida Lighthouse & Key Biscayne. It is a 3-hour tour that departs from Bayside Marketplace and is narrated by Dr. Paul George. Dr. George escorts passengers through Key Biscayne and explains its past and present while cruising the beautiful Biscayne Bay.

Throughout the tour, Dr. Paul George delights passengers with tons of historical facts about Key Biscayne and the surrounding areas. His wealth of knowledge is evident and his enthusiasm is contiguous. You will enjoy stories about Mary Brickell, Henry Flagler and other Miami pioneers. You will learn about the homes once owned by President Nixon, Sylvester Stallone and other famous celebrities. The highlight of this tour is Stiltsville, a group of homes built on stilts in the middle of Key Biscayne National park. These homes have a wild history which inlude gambling and intense partying during prohibition. At its peak during the 50s and 60s, Stiltsville had up to twenty-seven houses; nowadays, only 7 remain. The boat takes you up-close to the houses, great for taking photos, as souvenirs of this certainly doomed residential neighborhood.

Our fleet is docked at Bayside Marketplace located in the middle of the mall, next to the music stage. Our boats have two-levels, the lower level is enclosed and provides air-conditioning, where as the upper level is open-air with an awning to protect the passengers from direct sunlight or light showers.

Stiltsville Cruise Schedule

  • Boarding Time: 8:45am to 9:00am
  • Cruising Time: 9:00am to 11:30am
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the cruise departure.
  • Available on select dates only

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Private Stiltsville and Key Biscayne Cruises

Stiltsville Cruise Schedule

All private sightseeing cruises through Stiltsville and Key Biscayne must be made with the Historical Museum of South Florida. Please contact our main office at 305.379.5119 ext 2001 to make special reservations.

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Cape Florida Lighthouse on Key Biscayne, Fl
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The Stiltsville Cruise departs from the middle of Bayside Marketplace next to Tradewinds Bar and Grill at 401 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Fl 33132.

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