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Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour

2350 Marinship Way, Sausalito Shipyard Bld E-11, Sausalito, CA 94965-1469
+1 415-332-6608
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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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2350 Marinship Way, Sausalito Shipyard Bld E-11, Sausalito, CA 94965-1469
+1 415-332-6608
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

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.

Thank adventurefamily05
Reviewed 13 July 2016

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.

Thank Sandy E
Victoria C, Owner at Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

It is phenomenal we still have this living history going on throughout the Sausalito Waterfront. Spauldings has been there since 1956!

Reviewed 22 May 2016

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...More

Thank Brandon W
Reviewed 4 May 2016

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...More

1  Thank LilianBloom
Victoria C, Owner at Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 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...More

Reviewed 2 March 2016

The Wooden Boat Tour is a must for visitors to Sausalito. This walking tour of the historic waterfront covers much more than wooden boats. I lived in Sausalito for years and have walked the same ground, but Victoria knows the dramatic history and made it...More

Thank David1402016
Reviewed 2 November 2015

The Wooden Boat Tour was tremendously informative and fun. Sausalito is rich in history and notoriety. A lot of colorful folks floated on these houseboats. Tour leader Victoria Colella guided us through skillfully and concisely.

2  Thank jonstrider
Victoria C, Owner at Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

Skillfully and concisely..i like it. thank you!

Reviewed 14 October 2015

A laid back walking tour which incorporates the history of the area ... its shipping history...with the architecture of boats becoming homes... with gardens that are restricted to pots and with tales of the fabulous eccentric characters that made California what it was and is....A...More

4  Thank Caroline J
Victoria C, Owner at Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

Laid back, waterfront style. You got it!

Reviewed 2 October 2015

We enjoyed the boat tour, hearing the background of how these boats got here. At the end a nice snack was provided by Victoria at her place of business. It would be nice to if there was a boat that was available to actually go...More

Thank Jan_traveler51184
Victoria C, Owner at Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2015

Oh Ohio! While you enjoyed the tour itself, you did not like getting lost in route and not being invited on board a boat. Well, all I can say is directions and addresses were provided to you at the time of your booking and I...More

Reviewed 20 July 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...More

1  Thank Phyllis H
Reviewed 31 May 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...More

1  Thank SausalitoMermaid
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Jessica R
Where does the tour begin or what pier do we meet at to catch the boat?
26 June 2015|
Response from Victoria C | Property representative |
Hi Jessica, great spending time with you and your guests. You all certainly seemed to be enjoying yourselves at the tea and cookies table!
Jessica R
I curious because I am planning this tour for my birthday if this tour ends in Sausalito how we should plan to get back to SF? I'm assuming by ferrie or by uber would be the most logical but curious to know what others think I should do.
23 June 2015|
Response from Victoria C | Property representative |
Yes, all of the above. The Ferry is a world class tour in itself, but you would need to catch a ride from the Ferry Landing to the beginning of the tour route.($10 cab ride and there are usually cabs by the ferry landing... More