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Urban Rover - The high end self balancing board.
For retail, wholesale, and distribution opportunities, please contact Eddie Dziura by emailing eddie@key-biscayne.com or calling 305-498-1641
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There is so much more of Key Biscayne to see and experience from the water and it is possible to rent a wonderful vessel right here on the island of Key Biscayne.  If you and your friends and family would like to tour the sandbars, the bay, or venture into the blue water for some offshore fishing in a twin engine vessel or sail aboard a luxurious catamaran sailboat, your trip is merely moments away. Simply call or send a text to 305-498-1641 for prompt, friendly, and professional assistance in putting together your personalized and private time on the water today.  email: keybsea@gmail.com

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Key Biscayne Toys LLC brings the best in luxury high end golf carts to the island of Key Biscayne as a Garia distributor. The Garia is approved at more than 100 luxury communities throughout North America including the island of Key Biscayne.  Key Biscayne Toys LLC and Garia present the ultimate luxury golf car. The Garia has a very unique construction while using only the best materials that allows for complete customization to complement a vessel, home or lifestyle.

Key Biscayne Toys LLC is on the front side of this luxury golf cart movement as there is a clear trend in high-end communities allowing luxury products to be used to enhance the quality of life.

As an extremely unique luxury product, the Garia is a great match for the high-end community of Key Biscayne. With the luxury Garia golf cart, residents and visitors can complete the experience of luxury, exclusivity and unrivalled customer service which are all available right here on the island.

By far, the best way to experience the luxury Garia is to schedule a free demo with Key Biscayne Toys LLC by calling 305-934-2038 or emailing info@keybiscaynetoys.com

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Siltsville - Key Biscayne

South of Key Biscayne there is a collection of 7 'shacks' that are built on the edges of the sand flats. If you were to stand on the seawall on the south side of Cape Florida and look to the south, the structures of Stiltsville are clearly visible.  For the most amazing view of Stiltsville that one can get from land would be to climb up the stairs of the Lighthouse and look to the south from the top of the Cape Florida lighthouse.  Stiltsville and the finger channels are clearly visible.

          Key Biscayne Stiltsville   Stiltsville finger channels

The darker blue water indicates a channel cutting through the lighter colored waters where the water depth can be inches deep

These sand flats go on for miles and are 'cut' by two major channels that are the only two channels that are deep enough for large vessels to come off of the Atlantic Ocean into Biscayne Bay south of Key Biscayne. North of Key Biscayne and south of Miami Beach there is deep water access for the largest vessels such as cruise ships located at 'Government Cut'.  However if one was in a large vessel needing to access anyone of the waterfront communities such as Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, or even the city of Miami, approaching Key Biscayne from the south, one would have to use one of these two channels.  The channel adjoining Cape Florida is Cape Florida channel and the channel running nearly directly through Stiltsville is Biscayne channel. 

            Aerial Biscayne Channel - Stiltsville- Key Biscayne, Florida

Biscayne Channel - the 'main' section of Stiltsville. Shacks built on flats only a couple inches to a couple of feet deep 
These are the only two channels allowing one to enter Biscayne Bay in a large vessel for the next 20 miles south.  However, there are countless channels that run from Biscayne Bay NEARLY all the way through to the Atlantic Ocean but don't quite go all the way through the miles of sand and coral flats seperating the Ocean from the Bay and when viewed from the air, these channels that immediately surround Stiltsville look like fingers on a hand therefore coming to be known as the 'finger channels' and these finger channels can be miles long or several hundred yards long.  To the unexperienced captain who is heading west into a setting sun, these miles and miles of sandflats with water varying in depth from a few inches deep to just a couple of feet deep present a 'needle in a haystack' scenario trying to find a finger channel that will be deep and long enough to get the vessel safely back to port.

             Stiltsville from the air             

While the A-Frame shack (above) still stands today, this high-rise triple story stiltsville shack (above) fell to tides of hurricanes 

Some of Stiltsville is more easily reached than other sections.  Those built on the main 'Biscayne Channel' are reachable by even some of the largest yachts while there are others that seemed to have chosen locations that were naturally protected from unwanted company purposefully.  There is one Stiltsville shack in particular that is perhaps only 100 yards away from the main Biscayne Channel, is not directly accessible from Biscayne Channel and the only way to pull one's boat up to the dock is to go nearly a half a mile out of the way only to navigate through the most narrow channels that are intentionally left unmarked so only those guests who know the 'secret' way in will find their way in without becoming grounded on these flats.  Being gounded out here definately means waiting for the reversal of the tides before the boat is moving again which can mean a 6 - 8 hour wait depending on when the boat was grounded in relation to whether the tides were moving in or moving out, and with all of the water moving in and out of Biscayne Bay, the current is fast.

          A frame stiltsville  

       Stiltsville south of Key Biscayne                 Remarkably, the Stiltsville shacks have weathered multiple hurricanes and tropical storms to still be standing today.

Stiltsville actually started back in the 1930's, over a decade before the Rickenbacker Causeway was completed which means, especially for those of you who have not yet been to Key Biscayne, that Stiltsville was out in the middle of nowhere with the only people anyone would see from Stiltsville were the local fishermen, and those going out to trap crab and lobster.  Neither Biscayne Channel or Cape Florida channel were used for any of the larger cargo vessels unless they were delivering or picking up from Coconut Grove.  Any cargo trade here would have taken place at the Port of Miami. The federal laws for gambling back then were that it must take place at least one mile offshore.  In fact, the laws were yet to be written on whether such property was even part of the United States and at the same time, just 7 miles south of Stiltsville, there was a few men who declared the 'Ragged Keys' as their own and began development of the 'Oceana Yacht Club' on Ragged Key #3. This very unlikely community of Stiltsville started springing up at an incredible pace just east of Biscayne Bay and just south of the island of Key Biscayne and at that time it was just called the "Shacks" and the name Stiltsville didn't come around until decades later.  It was the wild wild west only far to the east, just 48 miles west of Bimini and the islands of the Bahamas. 

Next page of Stiltsville Shacks on stilts with historical and modern pics

See Stiltsville for yourself from the water on a private boat tour.