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Alcatraz Ticket + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour provided by ExperienceFirst (formerly SFTour1)

Alcatraz Ticket + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour

Alcatraz Ticket + Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
4.5
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AU$145.13
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
25
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    25
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 103123P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Alcatraz Tickets ($41.00 USD value)
  • Entry/Admission - Musee Mecanique
  • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
Exclusions
  • Food or Drinks
  • Guide Gratuities (Appreciated)
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 700 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA Please meet guide in front of the "Welcome to Fisherman's Wharf Sign" by the cable car turnaround
  • Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Concludes at Alcatraz Landing
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Alcatraz Tickets ($41.00 USD value)
  • Entry/Admission - Musee Mecanique
  • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
Exclusions
  • Food or Drinks
  • Guide Gratuities (Appreciated)
Departure details
  • 700 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA Please meet guide in front of the "Welcome to Fisherman's Wharf Sign" by the cable car turnaround
  • Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Concludes at Alcatraz Landing
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Concludes at Alcatraz Landing
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    700 Beach St
    700 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
    Please meet guide in front of the "Welcome to Fisherman's Wharf Sign" by the cable car turnaround
    See address & details
  • 1
    Aquatic Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Ghirardelli Square
    Cable Cars
    Golden Gate Bridge
  • 2
    The Cannery
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Fisherman's Wharf
    Stop: 75 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Musee Mecanique
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    SS Jeremiah O'Brien
    USS Pampanito
    Angel Island Immigration Station
  • 5
    Sea Lion Center
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Pier 39
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Alcatraz Island
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Pier 33
    San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Concludes at Alcatraz Landing
    See address & details
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4.5
41 reviews
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Timothy L
Atlanta, GA9 contributions
Dec. 2021
We took this walking tour mid to late morning of Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz Island. The weather was a steady rain, overcast and gloomy. Our group was about a dozen folks and the wharf piece of the tour was about an hour. Eric, the guide, was amazing. A young guy who grew up in the area had personal experiences and general city knowledge that made the tour very interesting and kept our attention despite the weather. Alcatraz is an old decrepit prison and what you see is what you get. Good to go once, and that's it. Overall, this excursion is greatly recommended to fill out a morning or partial afternoon. Cheers!
Written 31 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mokatz19
Fernley, NV3 contributions
Eric was our guide and he was very knowledgeable about the history of San Francisco and Fisherman's wharf. Our family learned things about SF and the wharf that we didn't know. Eric was personable, friendly, funny and interactive. Thanks Eric for all of the recommendations for eateries and where to visit. We had a great time.
Written 12 June 2021
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ALynn83
Woodbury, MN52 contributions
Feb. 2020
This was a good tour. Chet is a very personable tour guide. We learn so much about the Fisherman's Wharf and San Francisco area history. The boat ride to Alcatraz and audio tour is perfect to walk by yourself or with a huge group. They have made this part of the experience so simple for all ages and languages spoken. Be there promptly and prepared to keep moving the entire tour. Except for the Ferry over to Alcatraz and back you don't sit. I will say you learn of many places that are worth going back to for lunch or dinner after the tour along with businesses and vendor locations that you didn't realized were even there.
Written 3 February 2020
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nettexas
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
The walking tour of Fisherman’s Wharf was absolutely worthless. We advised the agent by phone(two different individuals) and the guide prior to setting off that one of us has difficulty walking. We were ASSURED by all that we would be accommodated, and the pace would be modified. After the first three minutes, the guide was so far ahead of us that we heard nothing for the remaining 70 minutes. I tried to get the guide’s attention on four separate occasions, but I was ignored or not seen. I have no idea what sights we were passing as my companions and I were out of earshot, and no matter how quickly we walked, we couldn’t catch up.
We nearly missed the boat to Alcatraz. The agent on the phone was very helpful. She guided us through the will call and boarding process.
Experience First tours is really not very accommodating. The length and strenuous nature of the walk were both misrepresented. I’m sure the guide had great knowledge, but we will never know.
We are thoroughly disappointed with this experience and hope this review keeps someone else from our fate.
Written 5 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Navigator824771
Hello. I feel that this review is unfair. We actually spoke on the phone before the tour and you told me that someone in your group had difficulty walking and that you would likely leave the tour and meet up at Alcatraz because of that, which I relayed to our guide so he would not be waiting for you if you left. This tour is not suited for people who can't walk well. We cover just over a mile in 75 minutes and have timed tickets at Alcatraz so we can't linger too much. I'm sorry if you felt this was unclear, I wish you would have called me back sooner so we could resolve without leaving a negative review. None the less, I hope you enjoyed your Alcatraz tour. Best, Dara
Written 14 July 2021
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@virg4967515
San Diego, CA35 contributions
The Alcatraz tour was great! I downloaded the app and it was descriptive and felt as needed f I was transported to life in Alcatraz as a prisoner.

But, the walking tour pre-Alcatraz was less than inspiring. The guide, Wealth was his name, didn’t have much knowledge of Fisherman’s wharf, the sea lions, and general information of surrounding subjects aside from what he memorized for the tour. He was also condescending in his attempts to answer questions he didn’t know…and he kept mentioning how broke he was. Don’t do the walking tour if he is your guide. It was a forewarning when he said there were a lot of no shows to his tour (there were only 3 of us).
Written 8 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Navigator824771
Oh my gosh - I am so sorry to hear that! Wealthy hasn't been with us that long so I will be sure to bring this to his attention ASAP and make sure he is up to our standards or else I will be scheduling other guides. Please contact me in the future if you would ever like another SF tour (with another guide of course). Best, Dara
Written 9 September 2021
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Joan P
1 contribution
Jun. 2021 • Couples
The tour of Fisherman's Wharf was rushed making it hard to keep up with Chet at times. Some interesting information was given some was not necessary. We had to pratically run for the boat to Alcatraz at the end. Would I recommend this tour, no I would not.
Written 26 June 2021
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Navigator824771
Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear you were rushed. Chet has so much info to share sometimes he goes overboard. I will certainly make sure to review timing with him so this does not happen again to our future guests. Thank you for the feedback and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Best, Dara
Written 27 June 2021
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Laura
1 contribution
Great information about Alcatraz & its history. Wonderful views. A long walk to the cell block. They said the equilivent of a 13 story building. The ferry & the island had a tremendous amount of pesky flies.
Written 21 September 2021
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Navigator824771
I'm glad you had a great time! Sorry to hear about the flies, although that is totally out of our control, I understand what you're saying. Cheers, Dara
Written 29 September 2021
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Doug C
Hanover, PA1 contribution
Mar. 2020 • Couples
My wife and I had an awesome time on this event. We were led by Dara and could not have gotten luckier having her as our guide. Th pace was relaxing and her knowledge of the wharf and surrounding area was unsurpassed.
Thanks Dara!
Written 15 March 2020
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Tom B
Minneapolis, MN2 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Friends
I'll admit, I signed up for this tour only because I wanted last-minute tickets to Alcatraz, but the tour ended up being great on its own merits. Most of that is due to the tour guide, D, who was friendly and knowledgable. She quickly led us through a number of points of interest around the wharf, providing tips on what to come back to later, including restaurants and attractions. Our morning start time was perfect because there weren't huge crowds in the wharf area and we had plenty of time on Alcatraz.
Written 30 June 2019
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gsr899
Euless, TX6 contributions
Chet was very knowledgable about the city's history. A later Alcatraz time would help folks on the tour time to ask questions, and allow anyone with mobility issues time to catch a breath.
Written 19 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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yinqil2022
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Great tour to learn the history of san fran
John was really enthusiastic about san francisco. He clearly explained the history of the city and the stories real
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too much social activism
Tour guide was polite ank knowledgeable but spent way too much time talking about his own views on things like soci
maharris1609
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A Fantastic Tour!
The walking tour was a wonderful and insightful look at some of the most well known neighborhoods in San Francisco,
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Great experience so much information!
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable! We learned so much about the history of SF! Would recommend to anyone visiti
Carissa C
Carissa C
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A great day learning about San Fran!
Our tour guide, Eric, possessed great knowledge of the city and its history. He grew up there, so he also had deep
S730TBdianek
S730TBdianek
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Great tour of the Mission district
Eric was a wonderful and attentive guide. He grew up in the area and was able to give us first hand information abo
Michelleelliottturke
Michelleelliottturke
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Fisherman's Wharf tour
Had a fantastic informative tour of fishermans wharf.. The tour guide Eric Curry was very pleasant and had a wealth
C4097HYannac
C4097HYannac
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Nice tour
Wealthy was knowledgable and entertaining. The tour was pleasant and relaxed. Plenty of time to look around and res
kapalm88
kapalm88
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Great insights by Eric!
Eric was hands down the best tour guide! We learned so much from him and he knew so many cool things about the whar
Maps676691
Maps676691
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My Fantastic Walking Tour!
Chet our tour guide was Fantastic. He made us feel Welcomed and he was so knowledgeable about San Francisco. He kep
W1049PVmarys
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A fascinating and yummy food tour around historic Mission district!
We had a wonderful and delicious experience with Eric and ExperienceFirst tours. He was truly so knowledgable and
Natasha T
Natasha T
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Worth the time
Wealthy was a very interesting tour guide. I enjoyed his casual conversation. He was very knowledgeable. The onl
LongBeachFern
LongBeachFern
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Fabulous 1 day tour of San Francisco
We hit all the highlights in this one-day tour with Chet, our guide who was chock full of history and relevant stor
LongBeachFern
LongBeachFern
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Perfect way to spend a day in San Francisco
The guide selected a perfect mix of sites and had very interesting stories about them all! It was a very worthwhi
kevinmW9405RK
kevinmW9405RK
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Recommend this tour in San Francisco
Fun way to spend a morning in San Francisco and see a number of different neighborhoods. Eric was a great guide and
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