Delight in this relaxing boat ride to one of our beautiful city’s most hidden gems. Your guide, HistoryMiami Museum's resident historian Dr. Paul George, will take you to Stiltsville where you will learn how this once vivacious community of 27 buildings was transformed into the seven houses that remain amidst the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay. Known in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s as a playground for wealthy and well-connected Miamians, Stiltsville was once home to the now infamous Crawfish Eddies and Bikini Club. Cruise past the Cape Florida Lighthouse, and Key Biscayne while listening to the history of the city of Miami. The boat will take you up-close to the houses, to allow you to take some great photographs, of this not-to-be-here-forever, residential neighborhood. (Limited to 40 passengers).
Please note that there are no refunds or exchanges unless the tour is cancelled due to inclement weather.
About Dr. Paul George
Paul S. George is a native Miamian who holds a PhD in history from Florida State University. Dr. George is a professor of history at Miami Dade College, Wolfson, and resident historian for HistoryMiami Museum. He is a past president of both the Florida Historical Society and the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives. The author of 15 books and more than 200 articles, Dr. George conducts more than 50 different historical tours of Miami and southeast Florida.
Note: Tour time should be changed to 6-8:30PM / Location: Miamarina at Bayside Marketplace. We will be chartering the Pelican Skipper (NOT Island Queen)
About City Tours | HistoryMiami Museum
HistoryMiami Museum offers educational tour opportunities for adults and students of all ages to learn more about the history of the region. This tour includes a one-time free admission pass to the Museum.
401 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
There is outdoor parking nearest the City Marina via NE 3rd street and is $10 cash only. There is the Standard Parking Garage for Bayside between NE 4th and 5th Street.
Alternative Parking: Metered parking is also available in the median on Biscayne Blvd. or in neighborhood lots across Bayside Marketplace.
Tickets are available for $23.00 per person (including soft drink).
We will be boarding the Pelican Skipper, which will be docked near the old Hard Rock Cafe. Please allow sufficient time for parking to ensure that you board the tour by 5:30 PM. The tour will leave at 6 PM prompt. Please be on time, as sometimes traffic and parking can be unpredictable in Downtown Miami.