Make your own way to the meeting point in Sausalito to meet your guide for your walking tour.
Gain insight into how the houseboat community became a haven for artists, eccentrics, and bohemians as you stroll through the old wooden shipyards and floating docks that line Richardson Bay. Your guide is a local writer and artist with firsthand knowledge of the lively community that developed among the houseboat residents.
See the oldest surviving wooden hull ferryboat on the west coast, then move from dock to dock as you hear how WWII briefly transformed the Bay Area into the busiest shipbuilding region in the world. Understand the vibrant alternative culture of the houseboat dwellers that arrived after the war, which contrasted with the increasingly affluent communities of the nearby hills.
Wrap up the tour with a visit to the historic Marinship company, which once launched WWII Liberty Ships, and currently builds and restores houseboats, yachts and ferries.