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Park rangers conduct tours by recounting the prison's thrilling history along with intriguing anecdotes about Al Capone and other legendary figures that made a "home" here.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133
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+1 415-981-7625
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been to SF many times, first time going to the rock. Well worth it! The audio tour is fantastic and delivers the story of the prison well.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mivolop
Reviewed yesterday

top tour attraction for me. Great trip with well informed commentary through the tour. Must do tour if you are in San fran

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hannibal611
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Once in San Francisco you MUST visit Alcatraz island. As this is a main touristic place, you need to reserve tickets quite in advance as they ran out quickly . The ferry ticket to the island departs from pier 33, there are parking lots near...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Dr_Iris_B
Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed our trip to Alcatraz island on the Ferry and the audio tour of the prison. Some of the grounds around the prison can be toured, but the end of the island where the families of the staff lived we not available. Great scenery of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank EmmyKay40
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here with the wife and walked the grounds and took the audio tour, it was all well worth it. Highly suggest you come here if you've never been to the island before. Great views of the city! Must see

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank deeallen79
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We passed by the island during our bay cruise. We hadn’t get down, but for sure the cruise recording provided detail info about it. Will like to visit it next time.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank travelermomus
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having heard and read so much about the island of Alcatraz I was excited to visit and found it as eery and intriguing as expected. It was so full of history, albeit ugly history, and has been kept pretty much the same as it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank debboborb
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the daytime tour, and it really worth it. I can tell is one of the best audio tours I have been, they have many options of languages, we listen to the spanish audio and it was great, you don't get bored. Definetely a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Francis Melissa B
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are decided to go with (one of the) first boat(s), in front of the line there is a place to get breakfast/ coffee/tea for a fair price. And because of the loads of people visiting Alcatraz each day, I can recommend one of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank anderS7491
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The self guided tour was interesting and quick paced. This is a must do for the San Francisco vacationer.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Escape53124253801
10 October 2019|
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Response from Becky C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the "will call" office had our information on last name, even though we had our information
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7 October 2019|
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Response from 981warrens | Reviewed this property |
It doesnt cost anything , but is designed for elderly or infirmed people unable to walk.
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4 October 2019|
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Response from TomFiona | Reviewed this property |
When you check in for the city you will get your time for the Alcatraz tour. It runs very smoothly....enjoy the tour.
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