Miami-Dade County Expeditions

Sailing on the Heritage

Slender and graceful, the “Heritage of Miami” parts the aquamarine waters of Miami’s legendary Biscayne Bay with practiced ease. Today, with the pungent scent of salt air all about you and the wind rifling your hair, this traditionally-built, two-masted topsail passenger schooner will usher you back to the age of sail when all of the tropics depended on these sturdy ships to get around.

Take the time to search for dolphins and stingrays while hearing the colorful histories of Vizcaya, Coconut Grove, the Cape Florida Lighthouse and Stiltsville. Wander the deck to take in densely-carpeted grassy seabeds of the bay back dropped against the confident Miami skyline.

Enthused by the 19th century cargo and passenger schooners of legend, the Heritage of Miami’s owner navigates this red-sailed beauty through the same waters that brought the first settlers to South Florida’s shores. Pausing to consider this thought gives credence to the local’s oft-quoted reminder, “We all came by water.”

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