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Old 02-19-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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Are these private islands or can anyone access them?

I will be in Miami end of March and would like to check them out?
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Broward County
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Fisher island is very private and you need to take a ferry to get there. You will not be able to visit unless you live there or know someone that lives there. Same goes for Star Island. I believe sunset island or one of the communities off Macarthur causeway has NO guard gate and you can actually drive into it. Not sure of the name though.
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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Fisher island is very private and you need to take a ferry to get there. You will not be able to visit unless you live there or know someone that lives there. Same goes for Star Island. I believe sunset island or one of the communities off Macarthur causeway has NO guard gate and you can actually drive into it. Not sure of the name though.
THANKS.

Have an acquantance on Fischer Island but would rather access by another way.
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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You will not get onto Fisher without an invitation or clearance to do work, etc. So, your thought of just touring without a stated and approved purpose is probably out of the question. As for Star, just dress nice, drive a nice car and tell the guard at the station that you just want to drive through. They probably won't harass you unless you look seedy or suspicious. They may tell you to stay in your car though. The streets on Star Island are publicly serviced and they really can't keep you out. However, they will write down your licence number as a security measure. Another post suggested that Sunset Islands were not gated. They, in fact, are gated. The same dog and pony show applies to them as it does to Star and Palm/Hibiscus Islands. If you REALLY want to see the islands, it's actually better by boat. By car, the gated islands aren't that impressive since most have gates and hedges blocking views from the streets. If the water is calm, go rent a kayak on Purdy Ave. and paddle your way around the back of homes. It's much more interesting.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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You will not get onto Fisher without an invitation or clearance to do work, etc. So, your thought of just touring without a stated and approved purpose is probably out of the question. As for Star, just dress nice, drive a nice car and tell the guard at the station that you just want to drive through. They probably won't harass you unless you look seedy or suspicious. They may tell you to stay in your car though. The streets on Star Island are publicly serviced and they really can't keep you out. However, they will write down your licence number as a security measure. Another post suggested that Sunset Islands were not gated. They, in fact, are gated. The same dog and pony show applies to them as it does to Star and Palm/Hibiscus Islands. If you REALLY want to see the islands, it's actually better by boat. By car, the gated islands aren't that impressive since most have gates and hedges blocking views from the streets. If the water is calm, go rent a kayak on Purdy Ave. and paddle your way around the back of homes. It's much more interesting.
I understand. I do drive a nice car and dress nice and clean cut...so Star Island is no problem.

I do have a contact that can get me onto Fischer Island but didn't want to go that route. Guess I will be going that route though.

THANKS!
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Deja Vu.

We had a thread on this just a little while ago
Accessing Star Island
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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It was pretty funny that one night around 2am me and my cousin were driving back to the beach from downtown and we turned to get on to the island to see what its all about. The guy at the guard booth let us right in. Not much to see though once you get inside, the peoples houses still have an assload of gates.
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