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Family History

Mare Island is an amazing place. 100 year old history, and I am proud to say my family is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vallejo, California
Great Hiking and Exercise

The island is great to explore and hike around, there is also a golf place and a wine tasting... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Vallejo, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mare Island is an amazing place. 100 year old history, and I am proud to say my family is intertwined in that history. My grandfather left New Orleans, LA to build a better place for his family in the Jewel of the Bay - Vallejo,...More

Thank fatimaepes
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The island is great to explore and hike around, there is also a golf place and a wine tasting place. I like hiking at the Preserve area, the people is very nice and you have a great view.

Thank Nicaman1
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Mare Island preserve is an undiscovered place. Not crowded and you are left alone to wander. There is a paved road going up the hill where you are rewarded with a view of the North Bay, the Vallejo waterfront, the Carquinez bridge and more. A...More

1  Thank wrygirl
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The osprey watch festival opened my eyes to the Preserve and its trails on the southeast side of Mare island. The gate is typically open on Fri, Sat, and Sun for walking, birding, etc. At the opposite end of the island is the Mare Isl...More

1  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 12 June 2017

While there are a lot of interesting old buildings here, unfortunately it's not possible to walk around or take pictures because the private security guards hassle you (even outside of the areas that are marked 'no trespassing' or which are clearly private). They don't like...More

Thank benleash
Reviewed 17 May 2017

From our home in Vallejo, my wife and I make frequent visits to Mare Island, With it's wealth of beautiful historic architecture, dating to the 1850's it is a Historical Architecture fan and Photographers Paradise!

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Wandering around Mare Island, no matter what part of the island you choose to explore, is always an adventure. If you keep your eyes open, there are opportunities to learn about US Naval history, nature, beekeeping, and jelly-making Trees and wildflowers, sea birds and forest...More

1  Thank Merry54
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Beautiful tails and view of San Pablo Bay. Great for the family, could be windy so be prepared. Bring a snack/water and enjoy a nice hike.

1  Thank CynBee227
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Many things happening on Mare Island it's awesome to have this available 10 minutes from home. Lots of walking trails, interesting sights, fun art studios, and even a winery! Wonderful place to hang out by the water. Great views.

1  Thank sphyggy
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a terrific getaway for ferry riders with bikes or to drive out with bikes and tour the island. The island has not really been discovered yet and traffic is a minimum. The old Victorians, huge dry-docks, and historic cemetery are just a few...More

1  Thank acmestuart
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15 August 2017|
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Response from Rita B | Reviewed this property |
The Sardine Can and Zio Fraedo on the waterfront are close to the bridge to Mare Island. Napoli is on Tennesee St. a short distance from the Mare Island bridge.