Visit Stiltsville from Our Yacht for an Unexplored Miami Experience

Just offshore from the Miami coast lies an unusual village accessible only by boat—Stiltsville. As the premier yacht charter in Miami, Extasy Yacht is your ticket to discovering this one-of-a-kind nautical neighborhood tucked away in the waters of Biscayne Bay. 

Stiltsville originally emerged in the 1930s, when fishermen constructed small wooden structures on stilts to use as fish camps. Over time, the community grew as more structures were added, eventually becoming the unique seven-home settlement that exists today. 

While much of the original charm remains, the structures are now used more for leisure than work. 

Chartering our luxury yacht is the only way to experience Stiltsville, as it can only be reached by private boat. Once aboard Extasy, our experienced captain will pilot you through the calm azure waters east of Miami, passing private islands and glimpsing wildlife like dolphins and sea birds along the way. 

Approximately thirty minutes from our marina, the colorful cottages suspended above the water come into view.

We’ll pull up gently to one of the stilt houses, where you can take in its vintage aesthetic from the deck of Extasy. Wander ashore along narrow walkways to learn more about Stiltsville’s history from informational boards. Snap photos of the houses’ exterior details like porches, tropical plantings, and fishing nets adorning railings. 

Returning aboard our yacht, cruise quietly through the crooked canals between the structures, admiring touches like painted lady silhouettes that give each home unique character. As dusk falls, the sky transforms to shades of rose and gold—the perfect ambiance for dining alfresco. 

Snuggle into plush cushions with a loved one and savor fresh seafood like oysters on the half shell as the stilt homes become illuminated in a magical glow.  

Just before nightfall, we’ll illuminate Extasy’s underwater lights, subtly projecting kaleidoscopic patterns upon the water below as smooth jazz plays. Sway gently to the music as you watch egrets roost for the evening in the skeletal structure above. 

It’s easy to feel transported back in time amid such romantic, unique scenery exclusively accessible from our yacht’s deck.  

With Extasy Yacht, delve into off-the-grid Miami and uncover history hidden in plain sight. Call us today to schedule your exploration of one of South Florida’s hidden watery gems—Stiltsville is an unforgettable excursion.