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Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour
Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour
Enjoy a Walking Tour of docks of Sausalito to discover the history, intrique and culture of this amazing spot. If there be pirates about, they be here in the nooks and crannies of the old Sausalito waterfront. Walk the docks and hear the tales of scalawags and heroes who haunt these parts. Enjoy this insider tour led by a local author and artist who brings you just a little bit closer to the nautical life.
Featuring: Original Floating home and houseboat communities, wooden boat shops, historic restorations, WWII shipyards, art studios, and an eclectic collection of wooden boats and historic vessels from the finest to the funniest.
Many of the people and boats you will encounter on this tour have lived adventurous seafaring lives. Other have never navigated beyond the Golden Gate. The handcrafted wooden boats in the harbors have called to them all, inspiring adventure, art, poetry and song throughout the ages. Whether your appreciation comes through historical significance, artistic interest or past experience, this tour will send you home just a little bit closer to a nautical life.
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View Original Houseboats & Floating Homes - Historic WWII Marinship - Art Studios - Wooden boats from the finest to the funniest - Historic Vessels - Classic Yachts - Tugs - Sailboats - Old Ferrys - Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding - Boat shops - Restorations in progress - New Wooden Boats - And meet the Shipwrights who keep Sausalito's heritage alive!
Northern Tour Outline
Herein lies the soul of old Sausalito! You will see the original houseboat and floating home communities, two historic ferry boats, art studios, wooden boat building shops and working boatyards. Hear tales of the Beat Era, Houseboat Wars, famous artists and the building of the Liberty ships. We will visit the Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding and visit their collection of traditional wooden boats, considered to be floating works of art, and encounter an eclectic collection of older wooden boats including an infamous tugboat.
The entire country was taken by surprise when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in December of 1941. Sausalito was chosen as a site for a shipyard and in a matter of months 838,763 cubic yards of earth and rock were blasted from Pine Point and 26,000 pilings driven to form the Marinship.
Southern Tour Outline
Herein lie the classic yachts, sailboats and cruisers. You will see the an 1880 hay schooner replica, tug boats, an original houseboat community, and many historic vessels. You will hear the stories of Galilee Harbor, Cass Marina, Dunphy Park and the 'anchor outs' as we move south to Sausalito Marine Ways, Pelican Yacht Harbor, Ark Row, Sausalito Yacht Harbor and finally to the Bird Sanctuary, home of the Bird Boats which are found only in the San Francisco Bay.
Get the story behind Annie's Island and the little duck houses that dot the docks.
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Tour does not include hotel pick - ups. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult (1 child per paying adult). Maximum of 10 people keeps tour intimate. Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at 800-410-8233.
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