Welcome to Forbes Island
Forbes Thor Kiddoo came to San Francisco in 1959 after a stint in the Coast Guard. A carpenter and engineer, he developed a business constructing houseboats in Sausalito. Then, inspired by Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo and the movie version of “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea”, Forbes Kiddoo built himself an underwater home, complete with potholes for watching the fish swim past and underwater diving hatch, and a grand bedroom suite fit for a captain of his own private world. In the 90’s Forbes added a 40 foot lighthouse and a white picket fence. Check out our gallery of Forbes Island as it looks today.
Today, Forbes Island is unique event venue located at Bradford Island in the Sacramento River Delta. Host your event with us today!
We currently offer booking via Hipcamp and our own site. Send a reservation request to email@example.com, and one of our reps will be with you shortly.
Forbes Island is located next to a 21 acre working Highland cattle ranch, which offers tent and RV camping. Note: the campsites do not have hookups for water or electricity. Bathroom facilities are located on Forbes Island.
Dine underwater among antique nautifacts, a large fireplace, full bar and underwater portholes. The Underwater Dining Salon is ideal for larger groups.
Seating Capacity: 50
Dine under giant palm trees in a thatched beach hut with bamboo walls and Polynesian decor. Watch wonderful delta wildlife as you eat. This room can be also be used as a tea room, yoga studio, meditation room, conference room, or secondary dance floor.
Seating Capacity: 25
Watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the 40 foot lighthouse towers.
Beautifully appointed captain's bedroom with nautical themed furnishings. Private bath.
Art deco inspired bedroom with queen bed.
To make a reservation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Number of Attendees
Phone: 650 773 6419
GPS: 38.06718836691746, -121.64914597274371
Bradford Island, CA
Forbes Island is anchored off the coast of Bradford Island in Fisherman's Cut. Bradford Island is an unincorporated area only accessible by ferry or boat. The current ferry schedule and ticket prices can be found at the Bradford Island Reclamation District website. Ferry tickets can be purchased at the Valero Gas and Save located on located at 1541 E Cypress Rd. Oakley, CA.
Once you exit the ferry, turn right and drive about 3/4 of a mile along the levy road. There will be a large oak tree to your right with 3-4 parking spaces. Larger groups with more parking needs will be directed to the field across the levy road.