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Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour

Address: 2350 Marinship Way, Sausalito Shipyard Bld E-11, Sausalito, CA 94966
Phone Number: 415.332.6608
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Ranked #2 of 32 Activities in Sausalito
Owner description: STROLL THE DOCKS OF THE BAY Our public 3-Hour Walking Tours are every Saturday and Sunday 12:20pm...
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Owner description: STROLL THE DOCKS OF THE BAY Our public 3-Hour Walking Tours are every Saturday and Sunday 12:20pm - 3:30pm. $50 per person and kids under 12 half price. We limit the number of people per tour to 10, so best to place your reservation early.PRIVATE GROUP TOURS With advanced reservations we also offer:- Private mid-week walking tours for groups of 6 or more ($300 minimum)- Private boating tours for groups of 6 or more ($450 minimum)
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near Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We walked for three+ hours with Victoria (not difficult walking, though), learning of the fascinating history of this wonderful and unique area in Sausalito. I must have taken 200 photos because around every corner were these beautiful, charming, or curious sights of the houseboats and floating boats on the water. And then there were the wooden ships and the boatbuilding... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Victoria wrote the book (literally) on this colorful, eccentric section of Sausalito. This walking tour was a relaxed meander among the wooden boat house community and the boat building shops of the area. Victoria is part of this unique community and clearly loves it. The tour felt more like a walk through the neighborhood with a friend, capped by tea,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Victoria's wooden boat tour is as much a journey through houseboat architecture as it is through time. From the origins of San Francisco and Sausalito, through the shipyard boom of World War II, into the Bay Area culture of the 1960s, up to the artistic regeneration of the area today. All of it very worthwhile and presented by a knowledgeable,... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Away from the crowded downtown Sausalito where most of the tourists congregate, there is this great house boat or floating home community with unique ornaments and beautiful flowers and shrubs. Interesting to know too there is still the wood boat building in this 21st century! Victoria’s tour made our stay really interesting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

"The stories of the people who created this unique community were fascinating. Victoria makes the entire area come alive. She's knowledegable, full of little details and you can tell she's proud of this area. The most unique tour we have taken. Highly recommended."

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Victoria C, Owner at Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for the smashing review! Travel on! More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the wonderful perfect afternoon with Victoria our guide. She is very knowledgeable about all the houseboats and homes on the waterfront as well as the history of the area. Everyone should do this tour when you come to the San Francisco area. A must SEE and DO. We will do this tour again. Ronnie &... More 

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Victoria C, Owner at Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour, responded to this review

Ronnie and Sharon - Thank you for the lovely review - I agree with everything you said! Look forward to seeing you the next time you are in town. Victoria More 

Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Directions were easy, and so was parking. As for the tour, it was excellent, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I especially appreciated the history and its presentation. So, Victoria brought Sausalito to life me me, the people, the eclectic lifestyles, art, and, yes, philosophy. I recommend this tour and will probably go again, taking more friends with me.... More 

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Victoria C, Owner at Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour, responded to this review

I love that you thought enough of the tour to want to bring your other friends. Makes me feel like I want to lead these tours for another 10 years. Hope to see you soon! More 

San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My wife and I took advantage of some very unusual January weather to take the tour of the House Boats and the Wooden Boat building operation. Victoria gives a highly entertaining, and informative, tour of these unique homes, and then took us back through the history of Sausalito boat building, ending with a visit to the Wooden Boat building operation... More 

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Sausalito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Victoria donned her Captain's cap and lead us on a walk along Sausalito's waterfront and through Sausalito's houseboat district's checkered past. At each stop, Victoria wove the history of current landmarks into an entertaining narrative, allowing us to see the changes that resulted in today's Sausalito. I was especially interested in the WW II stories and the tales of the... More 

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Victoria C, Owner at Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour, responded to this review

You got it! I"ll be letting you know when the third edition is ready! Probably March. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

In depth insights, behind the scenes glimpses, coupled with performance art and informative personal and historical anecdotes, spanning the maritime history and local ship building character, both past and present. Sausalito is unique today due to the layers of maritime history and its personalities...including the singing, flute playing storyteller guide, Victoria Colella! Bravo!!!

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Victoria C, Owner at Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review! Happy New Year to you and your family and hope you visit again soon! Victoria More 

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