A half-day tour of Muir Woods and Sausalito
Want to get away from the hustle-bustle of the big city? Spend a half-day visiting the ancient redwood trees of Muir Woods, the bayside village of Sausalito, and the stunning Marin Headlands.
The National Park Service prohibits guides from leading tours in Muir Woods. Therefore, I will talk to you about the trees during the drive to the Woods but will let you stroll through the redwoods on your own.
Effective May 15, the National Park Service will require that I get an advance reservation to take you to Muir Woods. Therefore, while I may be available at your requested time, I cannot guarantee that I can get a reservation at the time you want to visit the park. Prior to accepting your booking request, I will let you know the times that are available for visiting the park if I cannot get a reservation at your preferred time.
(Photos courtesy NPS)
We'll first stop at the north vista point for a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Then it's off to Muir Woods, where you'll walk among coastal redwoods - the tallest trees in the world. We'll finish in the pretty bayside town of Sausalito where you have the option of spending a short time strolling among the shops and galleries and returning to San Francisco with me, or staying longer and returning to the city by ferry to Pier 41 at Fisherman's Wharf or the Ferry Building at the foot of Market Street.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or where you are staying in San Francisco.
End location: I can drop you back where we start the tour or elsewhere in San Francisco. If you prefer to stay longer in Sausalito, I can leave you there and you can return to San Francisco by ferry.
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
You will travel in a Honda Odyssey minivan that is fully licensed (TCP 16309-S) and is equipped with power sliding doors on both sides, leather seats, and air controls at each seat. The van is very comfortable for groups of up to five people. Groups of six will also find the van comfortable unless the three people who sit in the rear row are all large.
In Muir Woods, you will walk a level trail that is paved and planked. Most folks walk for 1 mile (1.6 km.).
The tour includes transportation in a fully licensed vehicle; a tour narration on the way to and from Muir Woods and Sausalito; and all taxes, tolls, and parking fees.
The $30 vehicle reservation fee at Muir Woods is included.
The entry fee to Muir Woods, which is $10 for each person over the age of 15, is not included. Meals are also not included.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 USD - This estimated payment is for each person. Muir Woods charges $10 admission for each person age 16 and over.
Muir Woods charges $10 admission for each person over the age of 15. A discount is available for U.S. residents age 62 and over.
If you decide to return to San Francisco by ferry, the ride costs approximately $12/person.
The National Park Service prohibits guides from leading tours in Muir Woods. Therefore, on tours involving a visit to the park, I will talk to you about the trees during the drive to the Woods but will let you stroll through the redwoods on your own.
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Rick was a comfortable person to be with. Both my husband & I found him to be knowledgeable & attentive to our concerns & interests.