San Francisco

Official Alcatraz Island Prison Tour and San Francisco Bay Cruise

San Francisco, USA
Alcatraz Island Prison Tour Ferry San Francisco Night Tour
  • 2 to 5 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Enjoy two quintessential experiences when you visit Alcatraz Island and cruise the San Francisco Bay—and make exploring simple—with this convenient tour package. First, depart from Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island; after a ranger talk, you can explore at your own pace with an audio guide. Upon returning to the mainland, hop aboard your next cruise from Pier 39 and look forward to getting up close and personal with the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • This two-in-one tour package offers a convenient way to explore the city
  • Discover the infamous Alcatraz Island, and explore with an audio guide
  • See the Golden Gate Bridge up close on a San Francisco Bay cruise
  • Sightsee at a time that works best for you

What's Included

  • Round-trip ferry rides to the Alcatraz Island
  • Admission to the Alcatraz Island & Prison Cellhouse
  • Award-winning audio tour in multiple languages
  • 60-minutes Bay Cruise Tour that goes under the Golden Gate Bridge!
  • Official Alcatraz ticket, including ferry ride to the island (Value $45.25)

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Pier 33
      San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

      Alcatraz Landing at Pier 33 near the intersection of Embarcadero and Bay St

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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      Cathal_K
      Fantastic tour in such an iconic and historic place! Really interesting! I would highly recommend it!

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      Once in a lifetime tour
      Timothy_G, May 2024
      Real easy booking. My wife an I did this tour as a honeymoon. Had a blast walking the site! It really made me feel like I was locked up there.
      Great value for money
      Sandra_T, Apr 2024
      Two fantastic trips, well worth it. The Alcatraz tour is very informative and really tells the story of the inmates experiences. The trip to the Golden Gate Bridge on the boat is fantastic.
      The Alcatraz guided tour...
      Lisa_M, Apr 2024
      The Alcatraz guided tour was great and they have a tram in case you can’t walk up the whole thing!! Very eye opening
      Escape from the Rock
      Paul_F, Apr 2024
      Learnt so much about Alcatraz, good tour and guides, and the cruise around the bay was a great way to see the golden gate.
      Easy and un
      Ashley_S, Mar 2024
      Each tour went smoothly and they are right next to each other so we did Alcatraz and the cruise back to back
      Powerful experience
      David_G, Mar 2024
      Well organised experience from start to finish. Really good audio tour which added to the atmosphere of Alcatraz.
      Highly recommend
      Chris_H, Mar 2024
      Terrific experience again! Really enjoyed the trip and visit to Alcatraz. And that’s all I have to say about that.
      Good value, excellent tour
      Angie_V, Jan 2024
      Excellent self guided audio tour. Very informative and well organised. Pier 33, starting point very easy to find. Good value.
      The ROCK
      Sharon_D, Dec 2023
      The story was informative, interesting, and exciting. I enjoyed learning and hearing the stories shared. The gift shop was nice, and the boat ride there and back was awesome. The staff was accommodating and kind. Thank you.
      Alcatraz Island is worth the visit, take the audio tour too!
      Graham_K, Oct 2023
      We did the Alcatraz tour first, an amazing experience and the audio tour was well done. We did not have enough time to see all the island as we wanted to get back for the Bay Tour, however, we had missed the last boat, so we didn't get to do the Bay Tour at all. It would be helpful if the timings of the boat tours were clearer on Viator and the length of time needed to do Alcatraz. If we had known this, we would have done the bay tour first and then Alcatraz as this finishes much later into the evening. We did enjoy Alcatraz, just a shame that we didn't do the Bay Tour and the Fleet Company would not let us use the ticket the next day.
      San Francisco adventure
      Winifred_L, Oct 2023
      The operators were very helpful! Will definitely use this app again. Easy to book and the instructions to get to the place of departure were clear.
      A great experience
      fredrick_H, Oct 2023
      The warden office has a fireplace and what appears to be a place above it where a flat screen TV could go, 🤔 that was interesting for those times....
      Trip to the Rock
      Ray_G, Oct 2023
      Really great experience. I've always wanted to go. It didn't dissapoint. It all ran really smoothly. Thank you Viator.
      Fantastic tour
      Cathal_K, Sep 2023
      Fantastic tour in such an iconic and historic place! Really interesting! I would highly recommend it!
      Awesome Experience
      Mark_R, Sep 2023
      Alcatraz was so awesome. Bay Cruise was wonderful; did have ticketing issues for Bay Cruise they weren't accepting the eticket emailed. They did end up processing it.
      Flexible trip, interesting and enjoyable.
      Pamela_S, Sep 2023
      Hearing the escape stories told with both feelings and humour, interesting trip and flexible to view island at own leisure.
      Great SF bay cruise and Alcatraz tour
      Alena_Y, Aug 2023
      It was foggy when we took the cruise at 11 am, but the audio about the history was interesting and I enjoyed the whole experience. Lots of people there on the weekend and to get a good seat on the top of the boat, we were in line about 45 minutes before our tour started. We also were able to purchase a photo of us at the end of the cruise. The Alcatraz was amazing. The time went by fast and I wish we had more time exploring the island and it wouldn’t be that windy in some areas. Our tour started at 3:50 pm and the last boat ride was at 6:30. The 1 hour audio tour was excellent. I had 9 family members taking the tour with me and it’s hard to stay together because some of us kept hitting pause and others finished the audio tour faster. Some areas were not allowed for the tourists to see. I plan to come back for the behind the scenes tour.
      Worthwhile
      Deborah_F, Aug 2023
      Enjoyed Alcatraz tour. Did not do the Bay tour due to time. Ferry departure area is rather confusing. We almost got in wrong line b/c that is where we were directed by the person who checked our tickets. The walk up to the cell house is not for the faint of heart. Audio tour was excellent. When we got back to the hotel we watched Eacape from Alcatraz!
      Great visit
      JeanChristoph_D, Jul 2023
      Absolutely great experience. A must during a San Francisco or Sausalito stay. Ideally you book at the Alcatraz offices/website. Tour Operators are usually substantially more expensive
      You'd save planning separately
      Christine_W, Jul 2023
      Too pricey! You may actually plan these 2 events much cheaper. Separately you'd save $56/person. I feel bamboozled. The site states 'cheapest price around'. Not factual.
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