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Alcatraz at San Francisco
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Take a Tour of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco

Once a federal prison that housed some of America's most notorious criminals, "The Rock" is one of the top tourist attractions in San Francisco. Take a cruise across the Bay to enjoy guided Alcatraz tours that reveal the history and people of this infamous island prison. You can also explore native wildlife and gardens, have a picnic lunch, and take in beautiful views of the bay and city skyline.
Our centrally located hotel is just 2.4 miles from the cruise launch site at Pier 33.


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9:00 AM to 9:25 PM

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  • Corporate Events
  • Private Parties


  • Scenic Cruising
  • Day & Night Tours
  • Gardens
  • Wildlife
  • Videos
  • Picnics


  • Where can I buy tickets to Alcatraz island?        

    Experience the history and natural beauty of Alcatraz Island on San Francisco Bay. Touring Alcatraz is one of the most exciting experiences for visitors to San Francisco. If you want to tour the prison and island grounds, you have to buy tickets 90 days in advance, Alcatraz Cruises is the official source for ferry tickets to Alcatraz Island. You may buy tickets online, in person, or by phone at (415) 981-7625. The cruise departs from Pier 33 and Alcatraz Island tours include round-trip transportation and the Cellhouse audio tour in many languages.
  • Can you visit Alcatraz Island, San Francisco at night?

    Yes, the Evening Tour lets you explore the cellblocks as the sun sets. You can also tour the hospital, the cell of Robert Stroud (the Bird Man of Alcatraz), and the Psycho Ward. Evening Tours cost $45 per adult and are a thrilling way explore the dark side of Alcatraz.

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