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Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour

Sausalito, CA, USA
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About Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour
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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Classic Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour

This is the classic version of the Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour* which is based on the Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour guide book.  Local author and artist, Victoria Colella brings you into this sequestered world.  Beginning with the Historic Houseboats then a stroll down the Gantry Crane Trail in the World War II Shipyards, exploring local art studios, Wooden Boat Center and into  working waterfront.  Here is where the floating homes are created and big boats are hauled out for repair.  Victoria offers refreshments in the old boat lettering shack in the heart of Sausalito's working waterfront at the end of the tour. 

Tour takes about 3 to 3-1/2 hours.  There is free parking, places to rest along the way and 3 restroom stops.
*Turn off those cell phones for a minute.  This is strictly analog and reading, dancing and reciting poetry may be required!
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2 hours
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Historic Sausalito Houseboat Walking Tour

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.
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2 hours
from $64.94

Private Sausalito Waterfront Treasure Hunt

Go in search of Sausalito's hidden treasures with your friends and family during this private scavenger hunt. With a guide dedicated to your party and the Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour guide book, walk around town to see the famous wooden boats and vessels that line the shore. Work together to score points and return to home base to see who wins.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $41.56
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Brian R wrote a review Sep 2017
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I'd been meaning to take the Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour for several years and finally got around to it. So glad I did! I took my wife and her son and we all enjoyed it immensely. Victoria is a lively and informative guide to the fascinating history of a town I thought I knew pretty well, but found out there was so much more to know. A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: September 2017
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adventurefamily05 wrote a review May 2017
Richmond, Virginia73 contributions16 helpful votes
We just drove around and looked at the interesting boats. Did not pay for a tour. I am sure there is some interesting history surrounding each house boat, but they are just cool to view on your own as well.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Sandy E wrote a review Jul 2016
San Francisco, California4 contributions2 helpful votes
You will be transported back 50 years in this historical working boatyard. Great library, boat building tools, machines and artifacts. Freda, the oldest sailing pleasure vessel on SF Bay is at the dock.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Response from Victoria C, Owner at Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour
Responded Jul 14, 2016
It is phenomenal we still have this living history going on throughout the Sausalito Waterfront. Spauldings has been there since 1956!
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Brandon W wrote a review May 2016
Carmel Valley, California34 contributions16 helpful votes
Victoria has a wealth of knowledge of the history and culture of the Boats and the area. She also is very entertaining! This is a great afternoon for visitors as well as locals. A must do! The proper tea at the end finishes a lovely and informative day.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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LilianBloom wrote a review May 2016
Virginia69 contributions32 helpful votes
Neither one of us had been to this area before and it seemed great to explore with the recommended tour from other travelers. Booked the tour for $55/person after tax (cant cancel at all). The group was just 4 of us and the guide. He was knowledgeable but his voice was a bit low so sometimes its hard to hear what he was trying to explain to us. We didn't have a chance to visit any boathouse since they didn't open for tourists on that day. It lasted for about 2 hours, and the guide drove us back to the parking lot which was very nice. However, we think the price is quite high for this short tour.
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Date of experience: February 2016
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Response from Victoria C, Owner at Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour
Responded May 24, 2016
Hi Linda, Sorry you were disappointed. A first. I'll remind Stuart to speak up! As stated on my website, I don't promise going into any of the boats, but your chances are better if pick a Sunday to do the tour. That's when the realtors have their open houses. I'm not sure why the tour was only 2 hours long unless you opted to skip something along the way, tea and cookies or the Tall Ship. Not really possible to do all of that within 2 hours. Victoria
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