Get Wet Watersports Inc. offers its guests a relaxing and authentic island experience with slow-paced travel options featuring Jamis Taxi Beach Cruisers. Relax, slip on your sandals, slow down the pace and see Palm Beach like the locals do! It’s no secret that one of the best ways to see Palm Beach is by bicycle.
Palm Beach Island Bicycle Tour
The Palm Beach Island Bicycle Tour is amazing, we’ll pick you up and take you to Palm Beach Island where you will bike around and see the extravagant lifestyle and homes of the rich and famous while learning about the history of Palm Beach Island. The best part of this tour is the laid back ride of our Jamis Beach Cruisers and how comfortable they feel to ride. Complimentary water is included.
Palm Beach Island Bicycle Tour goes every Tuesday, weather permitting. ( 4 person minimum )
Palm Beach was established as a resort by Henry Morrison Flagler, who made the Atlantic coast barrier island accessible via his Florida East Coast Railway. The nucleus of the community was established by Flagler’s two luxury resort hotels, the Royal Poinciana Hotel and The Breakers Hotel. West Palm Beach was built across Lake Worth as a service town and has become a major city in its own right.
Flagler’s house lots were bought by the beneficiaries of the Gilded Age, and in 1902 Flagler himself built a Beaux-Arts mansion, Whitehall, designed by the New York-based firm Carrère and Hastings and helped establish the Palm Beach winter “season” by constantly entertaining. The town was incorporated on 17 April 1911.
An area is known as the Styx housed many of the servants, most of whom were black. The workers rented their small houses from the landowners. In the early 1900s, the landowners agreed to evict all of the residents of the Styx (who moved to West Palm Beach, Florida) and Edward R. Bradley bought up much of this land. The houses were razed, according to the Palm Beach Daily News