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History of Stiltsville Guided Tour from Crandon Park Marina

Experience Historic Stiltsville

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Departure Site: Crandon Park Marina, Key Biscayne, FL

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $55 per Adult

$45 per Child ages 5-12

Free for ages 4 and under

Start Time: 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Available Days: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Saturday Evening: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

 Experience Historic Stiltsville

Journey through the northern most parts of Biscayne National Park to the alluring historic Stiltsville Houses. And learn about the rich history of this area of Miami and Biscayne National Park.

Departing from Crandon Park Marina on Key Biscayne, Stiltsville tours will take you for an up-close look at the village in the bay. Stiltsville is a reminder of the time when this area was known to be the playground for the wealthy. On this 2-hour boat “ed-venture,” you too can experience what draws people to these legendary waters. This is an experience that the whole family will enjoy.

Rates
$55 per Adult passenger
$45 per Child passenger ages 5-12
Free for ages 4 and under

Times
Friday: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00 PM-3:00 PM and 4:00-6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Maximum of 40 people per tour.

Advance reservations are advised for this tour, no cash is accepted on site.

Departs from Crandon Park Marina
4000 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Crandon Park History:
Crandon Park was a donation, made to the County, in 1940 by heirs of Commodore William John Matheson, a wealthy aniline dye businessman who used the land as a coconut plantation, with the condition that the land be used as a public park. In exchange for the land donation Chairman Charles H. Crandon of the County Commission, for whom the park is named, offered to have the County build a causeway that would connect Key Biscayne to the mainland.

Zoo Miami had its origins in Crandon Park’s botanical garden. The County purchased several animals in 1948, which started the Crandon Zoo. By 1965, Crandon Zoo had grown into one of the major zoos in the country, with over 1,000 animals and about 380 species. Today, with amenities such as Crandon Gardens, a nature center, marina, golf course and a tennis center, Crandon Park is visited by locals and tourists who enjoy the many recreational opportunities afforded.

The tours and activities departing from Crandon Park Marina are possible thanks to a partnership between Biscayne National Park; the Florida National Parks Association; and the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department.