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Historic Sausalito Houseboat Walking Tour

Sausalito, United States
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Learn the history of Sausalito's houseboat community on a 3-hour walking tour that delves into the San Francisco Bay Area's maritime history and culture. You'll get close views of the boats as you walk around this storied waterfront area with your guide. See shipyards from World War II, and hear about wooden boat builders, bohemian artists, and other colorful characters who have made their homes aboard the houseboats.
  • 3-hour tour of the Sausalito houseboats and waterfront
  • Explore with a local guide who knows Sausalito's history and personalities firsthand
  • See WW II–era shipyards, wooden boat artisans, and fanciful houseboats
  • Learn about the fascinating maritime history of the San Francisco Bay Area
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Snacks and limited refreshments
Local guide
Free Parking
Transportation back to your car after the tour
Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

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Harbor Center
One Gate 6 Road
Sausalito, CA 94965

Departure Time

Saturday
12:30 - 2:30 PM
Make your own way to the meeting point in Sausalito to meet your guide for your walking tour.

Gain insight into how the houseboat community became a haven for artists, eccentrics, and bohemians as you stroll through the old wooden shipyards and floating docks that line Richardson Bay. Your guide is a local writer and artist with firsthand knowledge of the lively community that developed among the houseboat residents.

See the oldest surviving wooden hull ferryboat on the west coast, then move from dock to dock as you hear how WWII briefly transformed the Bay Area into the busiest shipbuilding region in the world. Understand the vibrant alternative culture of the houseboat dwellers that arrived after the war, which contrasted with the increasingly affluent communities of the nearby hills.

Wrap up the tour with a visit to the historic Marinship company, which once launched WWII Liberty Ships, and currently builds and restores houseboats, yachts and ferries.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. Tour is only cancelled in case of storms - DRESS APPROPRIATELY
  • Minimum of 6 people per booking
  • OPERATED BY Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


Product code: 29965P2

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