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Redwoods, California Coast & Sausalito Tour

The Muir Woods tour has been one of our best tours since we began showing these giant beautiful trees, but the winds of change are blowing.  We have now been taking explorers to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and people are even more amazed.

We are very excited about this!  What does this mean for you…  Read down through the bottom of the page to find out!

Thank you for your trust.  We can’t wait to show you.

Armstrong Redwood Trees

Take a Stroll Amongst Giants

Bodega Bay

Sausalito Charm

Come Create Memories!

What sets us apart from the other guys…

  1. We only take small groups.  15 Max!
  2. More time in the park to explore!
  3. We are the only tour company to combine all of these wonderful sites!

Best Bay Area Tours will pick you up from your San Francisco hotel in one of our comfortable 15 passenger Mercedes Sprinters. Our Redwoods, California Coast, and Sausalito Tour will then take you from San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge, past the Marin Headlands, up Highway 101, and into a magical redwood forest known as Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Armstrong Redwoods SNR is one of the most amazing and beautiful sights in the world with Coastal Sequoias (Redwoods) that are taller (310 feet/95 meters), bigger (15 feet/4.6 meters wide), and older (1400 years old) than the trees in Muir Woods. This grove is more spectacular than Muir Woods. We guarantee it.

On our drive to Armstrong Redwoods, your knowledgeable tour guide will explain how this grove of redwoods was spared from the clear-cutting that went on during the gold rush. Luckily for us, Col. James Armstrong decided to purchase multiple parcels of land and set them aside for preservation and public use.

Before we arrive at the park, we will make a quick stop at a café for drinks and snacks. Once in the grove of redwoods, you will have a special opportunity to take a peaceful walk amongst these beautiful and awe-inspiring redwood trees by following an easily marked trail. There is also a seasonal waterfall here! You will spend at least one and a half hours in Armstrong Redwoods.

We will then leave Armstrong Redwoods and continue onto the quaint Northern California town of Guerneville. There you will have time for lunch and shopping in the cute shops on the main street.

After lunch, we will take a short drive out to the beautiful Northern California coast where you can enjoy looking out at the ocean and at amazing rock formations along the coast. You can even put your feet in the Pacific Ocean. Who knows, you might see a whale spouting or breaching in the ocean. We will then make a stop in Bodega Bay for some California saltwater taffy and coastal souvenirs. Next, we will continue to the town of Bodega made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “The Birds,” where  we will stop for pictures at the schoolhouse used in the film.

We will then head to Sausalito. You have the option of staying and spending some time in Sausalito and returning on your own via ferry. Or you may return with us back to San Francisco, with a stop in the Marin Headlands, which provides stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge with San Francisco in the background.

Tour Times-Daily
Pickups start at 7:30 A.M.

Tour prices

Adults Children (under 12)
Regular Price $109 $99
Internet Special* $99  $89 
Online Savings $10 $10

*Price includes all park entrance fees (unlike other tour companies).

Tour Schedule

7:30 – 8:15 Pick up from your San Francisco hotel
8:30 Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to Armstrong Redwoods Natural State Reserve
10:30 – 12:00 Explore magical Armstrong Redwoods
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch in the town of Guerneville
1:15 Drive to California coast and visit Bodega Bay and the town of Bodega
3:00 Drive to Sausalito
4:00 Arrive in Sausalito with the option to stay and return to San Francisco on your own
4:45 Arrive in San Francisco and your hotel

*Tour times are approximate

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Why Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve?

  1.  Armstrong Redwoods are more beautiful and spectacular than Muir Woods.
  2. Fewer people have discovered Armstrong Redwoods, making for a more peaceful, enjoyable experience.
  3. Even if you book a Muir Woods tour with another company, you may not actually go to Muir Woods. The National Park Service now requires reservations for Muir Woods for both individuals and tour companies. Since there are only six parking spaces for small group tour companies like ours, you may book a tour with another company, but it might not be able to secure a reservation at Muir Woods. We guarantee that we will take you to visit a spectacular redwood grove in Armstrong Redwoods
  4. The trees in Armstrong Redwoods are taller, bigger, and older than those in Muir Woods.
Armstrong Woods Muir Woods
Taller:  310 ft. / 95 meters 258 ft. / 79 meters
Bigger:  15ft / 4.6 meters 14 ft / 4.2 meters
Older:  1400 years old 777 years old

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What People Are Saying About Armstrong Redwoods…

" It feels as if one is walking into another world. Absolutely gorgeous trees. "

~ Google Review

" Hands down the coolest place I've ever laid my eyes on.. bucket list stuff! "

~ Google Review

" Beautiful, awe inspiring, one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. "

~ Trip Advisor Review

" Don't waste your redwood visit at Muir woods, come here,...bigger trees, more trees. "

~ Google Review

" So glad we made this our stop to see giant redwoods and saw a banana slug to boot! "

~ Trip Advisor Review

" Beautiful place to stroll and admire the great red wood trees. "

~ Google Review

" Forget trying to battle the crowds at Muir Woods and make the trip, trust me when I say it's worth it. "

~ Google Review