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Alcatraz Island

#1 of 550 things to do in San Francisco Features Animals
Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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USD 140.00*
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Two-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Alcatraz and San Francisco Highlights Package
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Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
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San Francisco Combo: Alcatraz and City Segway Tour
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“night tour” (2,908 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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Reviewed yesterday

This was one of the true highlights of our trip to San Fransisco, well worth every dollar. We booked before leaving the UK, very good advice, and they meet you at your hotel beforehand, very professional and well organised. A fab and very interesting day...More

Thank Lillibet8604
Reviewed yesterday

I absolutely loved Alcatraz Island and it one which you have to do when visiting San Fran. The audio tour in the prison was very very interesting and the boat journey to the island is only around 10 minutes if that!

Thank Emily B
Reviewed yesterday

Tips for going to Alcatraz - book well in advance (months ahead) especially in the peak summer period - the audio tour is a MUST - very well done, and adds so much to the experience, it is included in the cost of the tickets...More

1  Thank Familyhols67
Reviewed yesterday

I wasn't sure what our teenagers would thing of Alcatraz but they were totally engaged (the audio tour is great). Tip: book we in advance as they have limited numbers per day.

Thank TamP11
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Book this well in advance, rest assured you will not be dissapointed. Fantastic tour with well educated guides, on the night tour you get some extra bits thrown in 'behind the scenes' and there very much worth it. The extra of the 'closing of the...More

Thank Russell J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked the night tour as part of our honeymoon stay in San Francisco. We were not disappointed, the trip was fascinating. The ferry left on time at 5.55pm upon arriving at the island the boat circled so that we could take lots of pictures....More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had been sceptical about going to such a big tourist attraction, but it was incredibly well-organised & efficient from start to finish. The boat ride was a great way to get a different view of San Francisco and both the Bay and the Golden...More

1  Thank sybarites
Reviewed 2 days ago

A short ferry ride across the bay is all it takes. During the summer it gets very busy so pre booking is necessary. The self guided tour around the prison is a good thing to do. Some of the prison is falling into ruin and...More

Thank Claire L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Plan ahead to get tickets or you need to get them from a combined tour. The audio tour is really well done, able to keep boat loads of people moving along without too much insanity.

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked relatively last minute (2 weeks out) and we missed the booking for the first trip out. If you know its going to be busy then you just accept it. Boarding was fast and easy and you have a great view of the bay....More

1  Thank Baltrx
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Nigel G
13 August 2017|
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Response from stillus2017 | Reviewed this property |
We booked through Expedia I hope it works out for you.
10 August 2017|
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Response from AlcatrazCruises | Property representative |
Alcatraz Cruises is the official source for Alcatraz tickets. The website you booked through is not affiliated with Alcatraz Cruises, so we have no control over their policies or procedures.
10 August 2017|
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Response from AlcatrazCruises | Property representative |
There is a cafe at Pier 33, a snack bar on the boat, and there is a cafe on Angel Island where you can purchase food and drinks. Since you're on the 9:30am departure, that means you're going to Alcatraz Island first. The... More