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history walk

UPSCALE UNIQUE, HOUSEBOAT EXPERIENCE

history walk

UPSCALE UNIQUE, HOUSEBOAT EXPERIENCE

4 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
history walk

UPSCALE UNIQUE, HOUSEBOAT EXPERIENCE

history walk

UPSCALE UNIQUE, HOUSEBOAT EXPERIENCE

4 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

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.

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Your host

Learn more about Keith

Keith

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)

What's included

Drinks
refreshments available

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Where you'll be

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!

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. 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…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

bring sunglasses, comfortable shoes,

More tips

VERY IMPORTANT! PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS, SO YOU CAN LEARN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ABOUT ALL THE THINGS WE WILL DO! WILL CONFIRM OUR EXACT TIMES, LOCATIONS, AND DISCUSS ALL THE DETAILS. MAY SEND MORE PICTURES! INFO VIDEOS! MENUS! THINGS THAT MAKES THIS TOUR, “VERY SPECIAL”
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UPSCALE UNIQUE, HOUSEBOAT EXPERIENCE
4 reviews
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4 reviews
From Previous price:$145 $116/person