Tours

There are so many attractions in Marin County that visitors may think they don’t have enough time to take a tour. Outside of the typical, biking and hiking tours, there are more structured tours that range from 1 – 5 hours, depending on the activity.  Chartered tours provide visitors with specific activities on a bus, boat, segway, or other coach-type vehicles.  Walking tours are more community-driven to check out local sights, landmarks, nature, and other curious things by foot.  Alternative tours are beyond the ordinary, and an area that we will be growing in the future; some alternative tours may be agri-tourism related, such as touring dairy and oyster farms.

Taking a tour will definitely enrich your visit to Marin County!

 

Chartered Tours

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Barbary Ghost

Loch Lomond Marina

San Rafael, CA 94901

415-754-0205

www.barbaryghost.com            

Barbary Ghost is a classic mini-yacht offering unique Marin experiences like Baseball by Boat, paddleboard and kayak tours, and private sightseeing and party cruises.  Order ahead to have SUP and kayak rentals loaded on the boat for paddle adventures around... Read More

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Evergreen Escapes

Toll Free | 866-203-7603
San Francisco local | 415-872-5007
www.evergreenescapes.com

Evergreen Escapes blends the best natural wonders, boutique wineries, and urban enchantments into small-group day tours and custom, private escapes from San Francisco and Marin County. Our naturalist guides and immersive experiences have been recognized by National Geographic Traveler, CNN.com,... Read More

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Extranomical Tours

928 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
866-231-3752

www.extranomical.com

Extranomical Tours is a sightseeing company leading unique tours to the most popular tourist destinations in San Francisco and the Bay Area. We can accommodate small and large groups and all our unique tours can be customized to fit the... Read More

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Marin Airporter Charter & Tours

415-256-8830
www.marinairporter.com/charterinfo.html

Marin Airporter offers charter bus service for groups large and small. We carry corporate groups, private parties, school groups, and tour and travel companies. Whether you need transportation for an evening in San Francisco, or a tour of the Western... Read More

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Pure Luxury Transportation

4246 Petaluma Blvd. North
Petaluma, CA 94952
800-626-5466
www.PureLuxury.com

Rooted in hard work, customer service and innovation, Pure Luxury Transportation is the first executive full service transportation company to be “Green Certified” in the North Bay. Since 1991, we have been providing everything from airport meet and greet transportation,... Read More

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Red and White Fleet

San Francisco, CA 94133
415-673-2900
www.RedandWhite.com

Welcome aboard the historic Red and White Fleet – San Francisco’s cruise tradition since 1892! Founded as a launch and tugboat company by 17-year old Thomas Crowley - over 125 years ago, the Red and White Fleet is San Francisco’s... Read More

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SF Bay Adventures & Schooner Freda B

1001 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-331-0444
www.sfbayadventures.com
www.schoonerfredab.com

SF Bay Adventures is the premier local boating, event and adventure resource for the San Francisco Bay area. The headquarters are located on the beautiful and historic Sausalito waterfront. SF Bay Adventures has served locals and visitors for over 2... Read More

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Shaw Transportation Management

160 Gate 5 Road, Suite A
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-331-2004
www.shawtransportationmanagement.com

Shaw Transportation offers a full range of services to satisfy all your transportation needs; from executive transfers, private charters, tours and excursions, as well as destination management services.  We are proud to offer high quality, personalized transportation solutions to get... Read More

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Tomales Bay Sailing

Contact:  Captain Brett Miller
415-787-4886
www.tomalesbaysailing.com

Tomales Bay is a long, narrow inlet located in western Marin County. It is approximately 14 miles long and nearly one mile wide throughout its entire length. The shape of the bay derives from the fact that it lies along... Read More

Farm Tours

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AppleGarden Farm Tours

3875 Tomales Petaluma Road
Tomales, CA  94971
707-878-9152
www.applegardenfarm.com 
 

We are an organic apple farm in Tomales, CA specializing in heritage apple trees. We make “estate” hard cider exclusively from our own apples, and process completely here on the farm.  We are currently providing weekend farm tours, which includes... Read More

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Heidrun Meadery

11925 Highway 1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
415-663-9122
www.heidrunmeadery.com

Located just half a mile north of the town of Point Reyes Station, Heidrun Meadery produces naturally sparkling varietal meads using the traditional French Méthode Champenoise. Their trademark Champagne-style of mead is light, dry, delicate and refreshing, with subtle exotic... Read More

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McEvoy Ranch

5935 Red Hill Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
866.617.6779
Email:  visit@mcevoyranch.com
www.mcevoyranch.com

When Nan McEvoy, granddaughter of San Francisco Chronicle founder, M.H. de Young, went in search of a place where her grandchildren could fully experience the distinct beauty of Northern California, she fell in love with 550... Read More

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Straus Home Ranch

22888 Shoreline Highway
Marshall, CA 94940
415-335-6630
www.StrausHomeRanch.com

A new series of walking tours are now being offered at our historic Straus Home Ranch.  Guests will have a rare opportunity to explore this 166-acre, certified organic working ranch, guided by one of the three Straus siblings – Vivien,... Read More

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The Fork at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company

14700 Highway 1
Point Reyes, CA 94956
415-663-8880
800-591-6878
www.pointreyescheese.com/thefork

Just one visit and you’ll find The Fork is a long way from every-day!

The Giacomini family has been making farmstead products for more than 50 years. Producing the highest quality milk for their award-winning cheese is more than just a... Read More

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West Marin Food & Farm Tours

Contact: Elizabeth Hill
415-599-9222
www.foodandfarmtours.com

Experience Point Reyes in a whole new way ~ come along on a gourmet guided tour of West Marin's culinary hotspots and sample the best wine, cheese, breads, pastries, produce, oysters in the area. Get a behind-the-scenes look into local... Read More

Hiking / Walking Tours

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Aquarium of the Bay

2 Beach Street (The Embarcadero at Beach St.)
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-623-5300
www.aquariumofthebay.org

San Francisco’s Bay Aquarium

Located on San Francisco’s walkable waterfront, Aquarium of the Bay provides unforgettable encounters with local marine life that inspire both wonder and conservation. We are a division of bay.org, and are accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA)... Read More

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Coastal Walkers

Contact:  Ben Davidson
415-250-9941
Email:  sanfranciscocoastwalk@gmail.com
www.coastalwalkers.com

Coastal Walkers introduces visitors and locals alike to the dramatic wild north coast of San Francisco and the Golden Gate. Our expertly guided, half-day walking tours are infused with California history and led by local guides along the beautiful unspoiled... Read More

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Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center

Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-499-7009
www.co.marin.ca.us

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marin County Civic Center is a national- and state-designated historic landmark.

Join us for a private docent-led behind-the-scenes tour of the beloved Marin County Civic Center designed by renowned architect Frank LLoyd Wright. The Marin County Civic... Read More

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Golden Gate Bridge

Dial 511 (within the Bay area)
415-455-2000 (outside the Bay area)
www.goldengatebridge.org/visitors

A trip to Marin County wouldn’t be complete without a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. This historic bridge, which is 1.7 miles long, was opened to vehicular traffic on May 28, 1937. Pedestrians and bicyclists may access the bridge... Read More

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area / Marin Headlands

Marin Headlands Visitor Center
Fort Barry, Building 948
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-331-1540
www.nps.gov/goga/marin-headlands.htm

Whether you are a visitor to the Bay Area or a lifelong resident, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) offers you experiences you can find nowhere else. The national park area has some work renowned destinations – Alcatraz and Muir... Read More

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Gourmet Food & Wine Tours

707-668-7990
www.gourmetfoodandwinetours.com

Enjoy a delicious walk through history with Gourmet Food and Wine Tours!

Premier walking food-and-wine pairing tours featuring the most charming parts of Sausalito, Tiburon, Napa (Yountville), and Sonoma.

Our 3+ hour, multi-course, progressive dining experiences combine stops at four gourmet restaurants per... Read More

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Historic Downtown San Rafael Walking Tours

1125 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-454-8538
www.marinhistory.org

Join a walking tour with the Marin History Museum and discover the history of San Rafael's colorful downtown area. Walking tours are guided on the 3rd Saturday of the month from May through September. Beginning at 10 a.m., tours start... Read More

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Marin Open Space - Event Calendar

3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 260
San Rafael, CA 94903
MarinOpenSpace.org
(415) 499-6387

It’s summer and the Parks and Open Space rangers and naturalists are ready to show your family a good time in the great outdoors.

You will find a variety of events designed for families that want to enjoy our parks and... Read More

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Point Reyes Safaris

Contact:  Daniel Dietrich
303-929-8443
www.pointreyessafaris.com

WILD IS WAITING

On a Point Reyes Safari, you will be joining professional wildlife photographer Daniel Dietrich on an unforgettable experience seeing and photographing the amazing wildlife and scenic lands of the amazing Point Reyes National Seashore.   

The Park holds incredible... Read More

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TAM Hiking Tours

Contact:  Debra Schwartz
415-888-2474
www.tamhikingtours.com  

Hike beautiful Mt Tamalpais, located just 15 minutes from San Francisco. Learn about Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley and San Francisco history, local Native American history, and Bay Area geology, while hiking on awesome trails through redwood forests and along open... Read More

Water Sport Tours

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101 Surf Sports

115 Third Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-524-8492
www.101surfsports.com

The water is right behind our shop so come on down!

Recently named "3rd Best Water Sports Shop in the Country", 101 Surf Sports is a full service Water Sports Shop specializing in Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Surfing, and Kayaking... Read More

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Barbary Ghost

Loch Lomond Marina

San Rafael, CA 94901

415-754-0205

www.barbaryghost.com            

Barbary Ghost is a classic mini-yacht offering unique Marin experiences like Baseball by Boat, paddleboard and kayak tours, and private sightseeing and party cruises.  Order ahead to have SUP and kayak rentals loaded on the boat for paddle adventures around... Read More

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Blue Waters Kayaking

12944 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Inverness, CA 94933
415-669-2600
www.bluewaterskayaking.com

Blue Waters Kayaking is your outdoor activity resource for the West Marin area. We offer kayaking tours, hiking tours, as wells as specialized camping, birding and oyster tours. We also have shore side facilities at Marshall Boatworks, 19225 Shoreline Highway... Read More

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Point Reyes Outdoors

11401 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
415-663-8192
www.PointReyesOutdoors.com

Point Reyes Outdoors offers sea kayaking tours, classes, and overnight kayaking trips in the Point Reyes National Seashore. We also offer customized team building (on land and water) and environmental education kayaking & hiking trips for groups. Join us for... Read More

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SF Bay Adventures & Schooner Freda B

1001 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-331-0444
www.sfbayadventures.com
www.schoonerfredab.com

SF Bay Adventures is the premier local boating, event and adventure resource for the San Francisco Bay area. The headquarters are located on the beautiful and historic Sausalito waterfront. SF Bay Adventures has served locals and visitors for over 2... Read More

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Tomales Bay Sailing

Contact:  Captain Brett Miller
415-787-4886
www.tomalesbaysailing.com

Tomales Bay is a long, narrow inlet located in western Marin County. It is approximately 14 miles long and nearly one mile wide throughout its entire length. The shape of the bay derives from the fact that it lies along... Read More