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Address: 2350 Marinship Way, Sausalito Shipyard Bld E-11, Sausalito, CA 94966
Phone Number: +1 415-332-6608
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12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: STROLL THE DOCKS OF THE BAY...
STROLL THE DOCKS OF THE BAY *********************************************************************** Three Hour Walking Tour in Sausalito includes House boat Communities**Wooden Boats & Historic Vessels**WWII Liberty Ship yards**Art Studios**Wooden Boat Center**Tea & Cookies at the Boat Lettering shack *********************************************************************** Enjoy a delightful afternoon of strolling and storytelling, dancing, reciting and philosophizing with Sausalito artist and author of the Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour guide book, Victoria Colella. ***********************************************************************
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I have a new appreciation for the houseboats and floating homes in Richardson Bay. Each and every home is the unique expression of its owner. Victoria has a wealth of knowledge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Phyllis H
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San Mateo, California
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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have a new appreciation for the houseboats and floating homes in Richardson Bay. Each and every home is the unique expression of its owner. Victoria has a wealth of knowledge about the history of the homes. It was fun to learn that the dock we stood on at one point was where Otis Redding was inspired to write "Dock... More 

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Sausalito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Victoria is a delight, and the Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour was wonderful. I am an anchor-out from long ago, and currently live on a boat, and I learned a lot! Highlights included the history of the Marinship, information about building wooden boats, and about artists (Varda), philosophers (Alan Watts) and musicians (Joe Tate) who live(d) on boats. Great tour, ending... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have lived in the bay area for 40+ years and never got out there to see the houseboats. What a treat to stroll among the many colorful and unique dwellings. Victoria had many interesting stories to tell about Sausalito history. We loved seeing the shipyards and the artist studios as well. Finishing with tea and cookies in her studio... More 

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

You both get extra brownie points for thoroughly engaging in all that was offered. Health is a function of participation! Keep up the good work! More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Just finished the wooden boat tour and loved it. So much fun history of the area and the characters and the events woven into an exploration of the Sausalito waterfront. Highly recommend. Victoria is great at telling the story of this area and clearly immerses herself in the local culture.

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

Well, I have to agree with you. This is a great tour and I enjoy it every time I lead one. Amazing to say this after over a decade, but it is true! More 

Ashville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We stopped in San Francisco on our way to Hawaii and decided to spend the day in Sausalito away from the crowded streets of the big city. Victoria's tour was just the perfect choice for a cool, sunny afternoon stroll through the unique wooden houseboats community, topped off with tea and cookies in her design shop. She is fun and... More 

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

There are many lovely afternoons on the Sausalito waterfront, but with special friends and new acquaintances they become even lovelier. Thank you for joining me! More 

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

Wow, that is a high compliment and truly appreciated. Thank You! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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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Victoria C, Manager at Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour, responded to this review

Yes, I like to keep my walking tours small and intimate. Keeps them in scale with the ambiance of the waterfront and are alot more fun for all concerned. Thank you for appreciating this! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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Victoria C, Owner at Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour, responded to this review

There are many similarities between the flower children of the Haight Ashbury region of San Francsico and our early 'houseboaters'. Great that you got the spirit! More 

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

So True! In fact, first painting I did when moving to Sausalito was named "Another side of Sausalito". I later renamed it "Final Days of the Wapamma" and it was the cover of the first edition of the Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour guide book. More 

Sparta NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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Thank you for the smashing review! Travel on! More 

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Additional Information about Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour

Address: 2350 Marinship Way, Sausalito Shipyard Bld E-11, Sausalito, CA 94966
Phone Number: +1 415-332-6608
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Sausalito
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50

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