Friday Nights on Main 2015
Business of the Month:
Tideline Water Taxi
Before the Golden Gate Bridge was built, boats were the way to get around to various spots across the bay. Then, with the bridge, came the cars and traffic. Now there’s a way to avoid all that – it’s called Tideline Marine Group. Tideline is the first on-demand, all weather, water taxi service on San Francisco Bay. It runs 24/7 and operates along the city’s waterfront, the East Bay and lower Marin County, including Richardson Bay, Raccoon Straight, Oakland inner harbor and Richmond inner harbor.
The company has two boats: “Kestrel,” a 28-foot, six-passenger water taxi made in New
Zealand, and “Osprey,” a 56-foot, 42 passenger vessel that comes from Maryland. Both
give a very stable, safe and enjoyable ride.
In addition to its unique On Demand water taxi service, Tideline now has a loop service called “Bay in a Day”. This hop-on, hop-off service runs every weekend and gives passengers the opportunity to travel from one side of the Bay to the other.The schedule is updated weekly and stops include; Sausalito, Tiburon (Sam's Anchor Cafe), Jack London Square, Pier 1.5 and Hyde Street Pier. Tideline also takes San Francisco Giants fans to Pier 40 always on time for all weekday evening and weekend games.
More info: tidelinewatertaxi.com
Tiburon Wine Festival
Saturday, May 16, 2015
1 to 4 pm
One of the Bay Area’s premier wine events, the Tiburon Wine Festival pairs 60 of the finest wineries with 20 of the area’s most popular local restaurants to create a unique wine tasting experience that sells out every year. Located in downtown Tiburon, the festival boasts beautiful views of San Francisco and the Bay, live music and a spectacular silent auction with one of kind experiences and special wines from participating wineries. This is a great opportunity to try some amazing wines and the meet and learn from the winemakers themselves!
Tiburon Waterfront Standup Paddle Board Race
July 11, 2015
A fun race with courses suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced standup paddle boarders.
The races will start and end at Sam's Anchor Café in downtown Tiburon and will proceed along the Tiburon waterfront with incredible views of San Francisco, Angel Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. Come on out to enjoy incredible people, amazing views, support local business and win some great prizes!
Entry Fee: $30.00
Sign up today to ensure your spot or just come on down and sign up on race day! Individuals who do not pre-register may pay with cash, Visa or MasterCard card on race day. Get there early to ensure your spot. Must have valid form of ID in order to register at the event.
Space is limited, REGISTER NOW!
Entry fee includes coffee and bagels in the morning and an opportunity to win great prizes from Desolation Outdoors along with other great gifts from local companies.
Eligibility: The regatta is open to all stand up paddle boarders and single hull standup paddleboards.
Stand up paddleboards, paddles and life jackets may be rented through Demo Sport in Tiburon, CA. Please contact Steve Merrifield of Demo Sport to rent equipment. (415) 454-3500
For more information, and to register: SUP Tiburon
Congratulations as well to the winner of our first ever #SUPTiburon photo contest from our first race in March: Marissa Miller for her fantastic photo capturing the sky above Angle Island as the beginner class crossed the starting line of the race.
What to Do on the Tiburon Peninsula
Tiburon's fascinating history and natural beauty also provide a variety of unique attractions. In Tiburon, the 1884 Tiburon Railroad-Ferry Depot Museum-the only dual-use railroad terminal to survive west of the Hudson River-is on the National Register of Historic Places. Old St. Hilary's, a Carpenter Gothic church set in the midst of a wildflower preserve, was built in 1888 and offers stunning views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.
Ark Row, former houseboats on Tiburon Lagoon before it was filled in the 1940s, now houses restaurants and shops along upper Main Street. Tiburon Playhouse, site of the Tiburon International Film Festival, shows first-run domestic and foreign films.
And in Belvedere, the China Cabin is the restored Social Saloon of the SS China (1866), a national maritime monument with a gilded Victorian drawing room. Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society
No time? No muscles? No matter. Tiburon Uplands Nature Preserve, a tiny preserve tucked into a shady canyon along Paradise Drive, offers a very easy, 0.7 mile loop trail that's perfect for a quick hike or a leisurely wildflower walk. This little-known gem wanders through a thick forest of California bay, climbs moderately through woods with coast live oak and toyon, then segues to grassland, crossing a seasonal creek en route.
Angel Island State Park
For a short course in California history, board the Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry for the 10-minute boat trip to Ayala Cove, entry to Angel Island State Park. From here the 740-acre mountain island encompasses the history of the Golden State from its Coast Miwok beginnings to the Army presence through the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and most recently, as a NIKE missile base. Immigration's pivotal role comes to life at the Immigration Station, where thousands of mostly Chinese immigrants were detained-and some denied entrance to the United States-during a period of exclusionary immigration laws. www.angelisland.org
Directions to the Tiburon Peninsula
After exiting Highway 101, take Tiburon Boulevard (Highway 131) east until you reach the tip of the peninsula. As you approach Main Street, the downtown hub, you'll find the Boardwalk Shopping Center on the right and Point Tiburon Plaza to the left.
Park your car at one of the several lots downtown. Tiburon is a pleasantly walkable destination. For a helpful map, pick up a self-guided historical walking tour brochure (free) from the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society in the Donohue Building on Paradise Drive or visit the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce office at 96B Main Street.