You have to take a boat to get there. It's got live palm trees, a sandy beach, a waterfall and a thatched Tahitian room. There's even a lighthouse. By all outward appearances, Forbes Island appears to be a real island, but there's a catch. It's actually a 50-foot wide by 100-foot long, self-propelled motor vessel, originally built by its owner Mr. Forbes Kiddoo as a floating home. It's moored next to Pier 39.
Created as a floating home in 1975. Weighing 700 tons, the 50-foot wide by 100-foot long island is a self-propelled motor vessel. Above the water, the island features live palm trees, a sandy beach, a waterfall and a thatched Tahitian room. The 40-foot lighthouse is complete with a viewing deck for visitors to marvel at the unparalleled San Francisco Bay Views. Beneath the water is a dining salon appointed with turn of the century nautical artifacts, a full bar, wine cellar and two staterooms.