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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 February 12, 2018
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 November 8, 2017
Vallejo, California
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

This was a naval base during WWII. We drove there to a wine tasting at Vino Godfather which is housed in a newly refurbished 7500sf Naval Officers mansion. There are 12 mansions--2 are 10,000sf and 10 are 7500sf (not all refurbished) Mare Island is a...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

So quiet here it is amazing,bike and hike away from all the noise of the city. Very little traffic a few restaurants but mostly just peace and quiet. You can catch the ferry here to San Francisco and back again or from San Francisco to...More

Thank Patrick R
Reviewed March 14, 2018

I go to Mare Island about once every two months. It was better in the past than it is today. It's o.k., but not a wiz bang place. Some places are good vistas, but others are just plain dull. Not much food or drink available,...More

1  Thank randym133
Reviewed February 12, 2018

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

1  Thank fatimaepes
Reviewed November 8, 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.

1  Thank Nicaman1
Reviewed October 3, 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

2  Thank wrygirl
Reviewed July 3, 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 June 11, 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 Benjamin L
Reviewed May 16, 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 April 10, 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
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Maria C
August 15, 2018|
Response from randym133 | Reviewed this property |
From what I saw, yes.
John L
June 7, 2018|
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