Your Guide

Island resident Chris Austin is a life-long goofball and lover of history so these tours are a perfect outlet for him. Since moving to the island in 2011 he has worked for the Beachcomber newspaper where in 2015 he as awarded First Prize for Humor by the Washington Newspaper Publisher’s Association.

Currently he hosts “The Mostly True Radio Show” on the Voice of Vashon 101.9 every Wednesday from 4 to 6 PM (encores every Friday’s at 1 PM. While he hasn’t won any awards the FCC hasn’t kicked off the air either.

With a variety of careers behind him including dentistry, software entrepreneur, mapper of fossils at natural history museum (cool job) and federal account manager for a defense contractor (not cool job) he is finally doing what he loves.

It’s a sure bet you’ll have fun on one of his tours and if you don’t believe it just read the fake testimonials below.


“Before I went on Vashon Tour my life was seriously jacked up.”

Mr Wardlow, a Farmer

“I laughed so hard I pooped a little bit.”

NASA scientists with their board of calculations, 1961 CROPPED

“Our research shows that Vashon Tours are more fun than scientifically possible.”


“I scheduled a Vashon Tour to show off my new ‘turnip’ hairdo.”