Our September 24 , 2016 will be smaller and more intimate than ever before, allowing for an easy-paced look at some of our most distinctive waterfront homes.  The tour also will also include exhibits by local artists, authors and maritime-oriented nonprofits, food and refreshments for purchase, and free live music throughout the day.

Advance Registrations are sold out.  A limited number of tickets will be available on tour day at $60 each.  Park at Gateway Center and take a free shuttle to Kappas Marina to purchase.

Ticket sales partially benefit the Friends of the Marin City Library and other local non-profits.

Color photos of previous tours can be viewed on the Tour Photos page and at

Kappas Green   A Place to Refresh During the Tour

Food Vendors
MAMA MiYA is a pop-up food vendor serving sliders and sandwiches.
Davey Jones Deli: Thoughtfully sourced and homemade sandwiches plus cold drinks.
Cousins Main Lobster: New England lobster rolls.
Teeny Cakes: pastries.

2016 Floating Homes Tour Entertainment Lineup
Performing at the entrance of South 40 Dock
11:00 – 4:00pm (on and off throughout the day)
Joe “Gramps” Tate
Joe is the former leader of the Redlegs, a legendary, pirate, rock ‘n roll band that formed in the houseboat colony of Sausalito, California during the late sixties.
Representing the Arks

Performing on rooftop of 45 Liberty Dock
Julie Courtney and Doug Nichols
Acoustic Duo with Special Guest Pacifico Samonte
Music that covers Van Morrison to Stevie Nicks to Classic Ballads
Representing Main Dock

Performing on the Main Stage on the Kappas Green
11:00 – 12:15pm
Blue Cactus Choir
Marty Atkinson, April Atkinson and Katy Boyd
Marty is a former EMI songwriter as well as former Atlantic Records & Universal Music recording artist.  Katy is a noted songwriter and a former Jungle Records (a British Indy label) recording artist.
Representing East Pier

12:30 – 1:45pm
Piper Park Pickers
The Piper Park Pickers are a group of bluegrass players who jam in Piper Park the 4th Saturday of every month.
Representing Issaquah Dock

2:00 – 3:15pm
Harmonic Law
From Sausalito to the Whiskey-a-Go-Go in L.A., back to the No Name bar;
Country to rocking blues, original songs to some covers.
Representing Main Dock

3:30 – 5:30 / 6:00pm
60s, 70’s, 80’s and beyond, Classic Rock
Representing East Pier

Performing in the common area of South 40 Dock
Performing Stars of Marin
Baton twirlers

Beyondo Bootskooters
Country, Funk and Latin line dancing
Representing South 40 Dock

Hillair Bell, potter, Gate 5 Clay Cooperative,
Katharine Butler, etching/printmaking,
Marc Gounard, jeweler/painter/printer,,
Philippe Haas, potter, Gate 5 Clay Cooperative,
Ric Miller, fine art panoramic photography,
Emily Riddell, Photographer, 2017 Floating Home calendars,
Michael Sheats, architect, painter, sculptor,

Jen Gennari, author, My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer,
Stuart Riddell, author, A Soldier’s Wind, a racy seafaring love story

Charles Van Damme Ferry,
Marine Mammal Center,
The Matthew Turner,

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. Additional information may be requested by calling the Floating Homes Association at (415) 332-1916.

2015 Tour