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Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Twilight Bay Cruise

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From USD 108.00
  • Alcatraz tour and San Francisco Bay cruise combines two experiences into one
  • Go on a self-guided Alcatraz tour with commentary available in 11 languages 
  • Sail under the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges while listening to a live guitarist 
Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Twilight Bay Cruise
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Winter Departure
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Alcatraz Ferry at 12:00pm, 12:30pm or 1:05pm (Nov 5 - March 21); and 5:30pm Sunset Cruise. Alcatraz ferry time will be confirmed upon ticket collection
From USD 108.00
Summer Departure
12pm, 12:30pm or 1pm Alcatraz Ferry and 7pm Sunset Cruise. Alcatraz ferry time will be confirmed upon ticket collection
From USD 108.00
Fall Departure
Alcatraz Ferry at 12pm, 12:30pm or 1pm (Sept 3 - Oct 20) or 1:05pm (Oct 21 - Nov 1); and 6pm Sunset Cruise. Alcatraz ferry time will be confirmed upon ticket collection
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Admission to Alcatraz can be hard to come by—the popular attraction is often sold out months in advance. Guarantee entrance to the prison, while cruising the San Francisco Bay by day and night with this combo tour package. Along with a round-trip ferry ride and admission to Alcatraz, you also sail the bay during the evening and enjoy onboard music, drinks, a buffet, and two deck options for ultimate viewing.

What to Expect

To start off this combo tour, head to Pier 33 to catch the ferry to Alcatraz Island.

Once you reach the island, go on a self-guided audio tour and listen to award-winning commentary available in 11 languages. You can also tour its historic gardens and spot birds and wildlife. After viewing Alcatraz, take the ferry back to Pier 33 in time to catch your evening cruise.

Your next cruise takes off in the evening from Pier 43, so make your way with plenty of time to board the boat. On the boat, you decide if you’d like to stay outside on the deck or head to the inside deck to stay warm. Both decks offer views as you sail under the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. The cruise also includes a buffet of light appetizers, a drink ticket for wine or beer, and onboard commentary and live music.

Your cruise ends back at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Reviews (489)
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very good. Enjoyed both parts of the tour. Liked the fact that the twilight sail was relaxing. Not o er crowded, plenty of room to sit and enjoy the views.

Thank ShellPo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BUYER BEWARE- denied access to Alcatraz on Nov 10

As I read below, I am unfortunately not alone in this issue. We arrived to pier 33 only to be told that we did not in fact have tickets despite the confirmation that we received. We walked to Pier 43 1/2 and after some back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank 671erynd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
No trip to Alcatraz

When we arrived at pier 33 to pick up our ferry tickets we were told that the staff from Red & White had forgotten to pick up the tickets for that day and now they were sold out. I called Viator, who told us to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank lisacmaryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
None of the people that bought this package got to go to Alcatraz that day

We got text and email confirmation that our trip to Alcatraz was booked. When we showed up to take the tour we were told that Red & White didn't send the manifest over so NONE of the people that booked this tour got to go...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile
Fantastic Day Out. Not to be missed !

We booked our Jail and Sail months ago as part of our honeymoon. Picked up the first leg of the tour “Alcatraz” from pier 33 which is a good 20 minute walk from fisherman’s wharf so ensure you’ve got good walking shoes / trainers ....More

3  Thank Roger_Mellie
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19 November 2018|
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Response from Nicholas B | Reviewed this property |
As long as you like. You can spend all day there if you want as long as you don’t miss the last ferry back. Two hours was plenty for us.
8 November 2018|
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Response from Sandra C | Reviewed this property |
Well, we were somewhat uncomfortable in mid-July---very chilly. However, if you dress accordingly, wander in and out of the cabin and drink something warming, it's totally worth it!
Evender H
21 September 2018|
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Response from Doug R | Reviewed this property |
Fairly standard on drinks and options. We had 2 kids with us and no problems finding something for everyone. I would call the food Heavy Appetizers, meaning I wouldn’t count on it as being dinner, but it’s certainly more... More
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