Sausalito Floating Homes Tour Saturday
The 24th Sausalito Floating Homes Tour will take place on Saturday, September 26, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The self-guided tour takes visitors inside a dozen or more unique homes floating on San Francisco Bay. Docents from the Sausalito Floating Homes Association will answer questions and describe the hidden treasures of this waterfront community.
Featured floating homes include the Archangel X, a soaring A-frame “temple of light”; Monkey Sea, a “fun house” (as its name implies) filled with fanciful art; plus an end-of-the-dock home with slanting walls, trapezoidal windows and other unique contours that I could describe better if I'd paid more attention in my high school geometry class.
The tour begins at Kappas Marina, on Gate 6 Road off Bridgeway at the northern end of Sausalito. Kappas Green will also host free entertainment featuring local musicians throughout the day, so you'll be able to watch and hear a variety of highly talented artists. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the Floating Homes group.
Past tours have attracted over 1,000 visitors from around the country. Further information is available by calling 415-332-1916. Tickets will be $40 at the door until they sell out.
“Virtual” versions of recent tours, complete with color photos, are available on the website of the Floating Homes Association.
The Floating Homes Tour is sponsored by the Floating Homes Association, a non-profit volunteer organization representing the owners and residents of floating homes within five Sausalito marinas.
Past tours have attracted visitors from all over the country. Photo courtesy of Floating Homes Assn.
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