Our Humble Beginnings...
The evolution of Capt Hiram's history as a waterfront resort and restaurant
is truly a unique story. The property was purchased by Tom Collins in 1986, who partnered with Martin Carter and Jimmy Hoffman to open, what was then known as Sebastian Inlet Marina. Since then it has grown from a small marina into the area's largest waterfront resort and restaurant. With the growth of the resort came the addition of owners Liz and Mickey Capp in 2001. Capt Hiram's River Raw Bar opened on June 1, 1987 with just 28 seats. The restaurant has expanded continuously over the years, and now seats in excess of 500 people. The upstairs waterfront banquet and meeting facilities and The Tiffany Room replaced the apartment that housed the original owners, prior to the purchase by Tom, Martin and Jimmy.
In the mid 1990's the SandBar was added and that casual part of the operation has continuously expanded, most recently with the addition of the Coral Bar, Scoops, Bimini Beach and the Grand Sand Bandstand. The marina has also evolved over the years, growing from a facility having approximately 14 boat slips to what now comprises a full service marina, with 60 slips, our ship's store and transient facilities for our boating guests.
The hotel originated in 1994 with the construction of four Captain's Quarters rooms, located over the ship's store. The success of these rooms led to the development of the 56 unit and a 14 unit Riverfront Building, which opened in March of 2004. As of January 2007, the hotel changed its name to the Inn at Capt Hiram's to become an independent hotel and associate itself with its true franchise, Capt Hiram's.
Capt Hiram's was named in honor of Sergeant Hiram Collins, Tom's Great Uncle, who was killed at Normandy Beach, in World War II.
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