Fisher Island

Fisher Island has elegantly evolved over the years from a wedge of plush vegetation nestled on the waters of Biscayne Bay to a hidden tropical oasis, eventually becoming one of the most luxurious and exclusive destinations in the world.

Created in 1905 through dredging and land reclamation projects, the development of Fisher Island as a luxury destination didn't commence until 1919 when Carl G. Fisher, a prominent real estate mogul, purchased the island from Dana A. Dorsey, South Florida's first African-American millionaire. Over the next five years Mr. Fisher made immense improvements to the island including building infrastructure and erecting a variety of residents. These improvements were so vast that in 1925 William Kissam Vanderbilt II, a well-respected member of the Vanderbilt family, traded his prized 250-foot yacht for the island.

Attractions

Fisher Island is located just offshore from the US mainland, is 15 minutes east of Miami International Airport, and is only a few minutes from the Port of Miami and South Beach. Fisher Island is also conveniently located near Miami's finest theaters, art galleries, museums, attractions, shopping, sports stadiums, arenas and concert venues.

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Dining

Explore the local Fisher Island dining experiences

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Shopping

Every major fashion city is going to have some stellar malls for the vacationing shopper, and Miami is no exception.

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History

Fisher Island has elegantly evolved over the years from a wedge of plush vegetation nestled on the waters of Biscayne Bay to a hidden tropical oasis, eventually becoming one of the most luxurious and exclusive destinations in the world.
 

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Fisher Island