Tips

  • Homes are open at 11:00am and close at 4:00pm. Open docks and open homes are indicated with colorful flags.
  • You will receive a colored wristband when you check in at the registration desk.  This is your ticket to enter any of the open homes, so keep it safe.
  • For your convenience, PARKING will be provided at the Gateway Shopping Center in Marin City (Outback Steakhouse) on the West side of the Highway 101 freeway.  Shuttle buses will be constantly moving between the Shopping Center and the Tour.
  • There is no smoking allowed on any of the docks.
  • Please do not bring food or drinks into houseboats.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the tour.
  • Use caution when walking along the docks and especially when moving on and off each home.
  • A few homeowners ask tourists to put on shoe coverings or to remove their shoes before entering their floating home. For that reason, we recommend wearing comfortable, slip-on shoes. High heeled shoes are not advisable. The tour does involve a bit of walking!
  • We do not encourage the participation of children, but if you bring children along, remember they are your responsibility. Keep a close eye on them at all times.
  • Port-a-potties are provided for your convenience.  Their locations are shown on the map in the tour booklet. Please don’t ask docents or homeowners to use their facilities.
  • We want you to have a safe and enjoyable day. If you have any questions, problems or need any type of assistance, simply ask any one of the hundred volunteers on the tour.