We will meet at ferry terminal in Sausalito. I will meet your ferry, or if you drive, park in the adjacent lot(s) next to the ferry. NOTE: We are very flexible, when possible, to your arrival time. I will pick you up and go to several of the docks. (minutes away) We will drive past some of them, then walk many of unique docks. All the time reviewing the fascinating history and very interesting architecture. We won’t see them all, but we will do an overview of the history of the 480 floating homes. Sausalito was a major WW2 shipbuilding location. After the war was over, some of the smaller old boats that were used in ship building process, became houseboats, for workers & artists. That morphed into the anchor outs. The late 50’s and early 60’s became the hippie era. “Modern” boats followed. We’ll talk all “era’s” to the present. Actual in-house tours of at least two floating homes. When possible more! We will discuss the unique lifestyle of living on the water. We will see the houseboats from the water. A very unique perspective. 1/2 hour of our tour is taking a boat ride to see houseboats inside the harbor! The view from the water is spectacular. We'll see it all.
Expert house boat tour guides. As a husband and wife team we have 25 years of experience on the docks. Have owned four different boats. We have been leading Tours for 15 years. Hear the history from the first anchor outs, until now. Besides living the houseboat lifestyle, for over two decades, we regularly attend events held on the docks. We are members of our active Historical Society in Sausalito. In addition we attend talks, photo sessions, and discussions at the local library. Talking about the history and evolution of the local houseboat community. (also a local 9 year home host)
We’ll go see docks, do a walking tour. Besides the history and details of the tour, you will go "backstage" to see inside a few individual floating homes. We will inspect their construction, visit all their rooms, views, rooftops, and decks. Then we see the houseboats from the water. It’s a whole different perspective! The bay is a wonderful collection of waterfowl, people enjoying water sports, and seals! Unforgettable, upscale, tour!
最多可有4位年满18周岁的参与者参加。 If you have never seen this unique community of houseboats, you’re in for a very special treat. This 2 1/2 hour tour will give you a detailed overview of the history, how the unique lifestyle got to where it is now, and some…
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