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Miami Waterkeeper

Miami Waterkeeper

July 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. The turquoise water of Biscayne Bay stretches 35 miles up the coastline of South Florida. Residents and visitors use the scenic body of water for diving, fishing, snorkeling, swimming, and, of course, boating. Biscayne Bay is “the jewel of our city, and it helps drive the economy,” says Miami Waterkeeper Executive Director Rachel Silverstein. […]

Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill

Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill

July 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

White and yellow umbrellas blocked the last rays of the setting sun. A string of lights flickered as the disc jockey started up mellow background music. Low chatter surrounded my friends and I as we settled down at our table for a lazy Sunday night at Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill at the Standard Hotel. […]

Area 31 Restaurant

Area 31 Restaurant

July 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

 Area 31 Restaurant is on the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel in Downtown Miami. Perched above Biscayne Bay, the restaurant has panoramic views of the city. While the vista is breathtaking, the food is what draws a crowd. The EPIC Hotel has a private dock and offers slips for restaurant guests.  My friend and […]

Miami Seaquarium

Miami Seaquarium

July 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Opened in 1955, the Miami Seaquarium is one of the oldest marine life parks in the United States. The 28-acre facility features live shows, exhibits, and animal interactions for all ages, making it a great place for boating families to visit. Seaquarium is in the northern part of Biscayne Bay. Although the park is not […]

Jungle Island

Jungle Island

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. It’s not a typical park. In roughly 22 acres, boaters visiting Jungle Island will find everything from penguins and parrots to tigers, spotted leopards, and orangutans – right in the heart of Miami. Docking is available at the nearby Miami Yacht Club. Jungle Island has a long history. First opened in 1936 by Franz […]

Red Fish Grill

Red Fish Grill

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Two things make dining at the Red Fish Grill extraordinary — fresh seafood and a spectacular view of Biscayne Bay. Tall palm trees tower over the restaurant, which is located on the shore of the bay in Matheson Hammock Park. At night, the trees are illuminated with soft white lights, making the space feel both […]

Oleta River State Park

Oleta River State Park

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Best known for miles of off-road cycling trails and breathtaking waterways, Oleta River State Park — at just over 1,000 acres — is the largest urban park in all of Florida. According to Martha Robinson, communications manager for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, it’s a great place to stop while boating in the area. […]

Explore Biscayne National Park

Explore Biscayne National Park

February 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. A fun-filled day packed with water-based activities awaits you at Biscayne National Park. It extends across Biscayne Bay, with most of its 173,000 acres covered by water. This makes it easier for you to enjoy everything the park has to offer, especially since most of the activities are only accessible by boat. Plan your […]

Non-Profit Helps People with Disabilities Set Sail

Non-Profit Helps People with Disabilities Set Sail

January 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If the goal of Shake-A-Leg Miami (SALM) is to empower adults and children with disabilities and make them feel they can take to the water with confidence, then this non-profit organization is exceeding it. Thanks to a partnership with the City of Miami, SALM has created a premiere community boating center in South Florida that […]