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We took the blue and gold fleet ferry to the island. It was a short, enjoyable ride. During the week the tram or restaurant doesn’t open. But we did go through the visitor center, then walked to the immigration center. The walk started with a...More
It is a 25-minute ferry ride away from Pier 41 in San Francisco. It is the largest natural island in the San Francisco Bay, and provides astounding views of the surrounding bay. Worth enjoying the lovely scenery while hiking on the well-groomed trails. The truly...More
I had the great opportunity to go camping on the island and was lucky to snag East Bay site 3! It looked as if there was a downed tree or two in the past and they hadn't had a chance to clean things up much,...More
This is definitely a plan ahead location. See the website and do your research!
Definitely make a reservation for the shuttle(to the US Immigration Station)and/or the tram (tour around island)BEFORE you leave home. We had planned our day out, arrived on the first ferry from...More
Patrons should be informed when purchasing ferry tickets that tram service has ended for the day and when/if the immigration station is closed.
After leaving the ferry we were informed all the tram staff had left the island and it wasn't even 2 pm, so...More
This is a well maintained state park which chronicles the life of the Chinese going through the immigration process. The state park maintain some of the buildings which held the Chinese immigrants.
You can see Chinese characters written on the walls where the people were...More
We booked a tour to Alcatraz and Angel island and we were amazed by the beauty of Angel island. There is a little train that took us all over the park and the tour was great! We stopped for photos and the view of the...More
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
The Tram we rode was designated for the people that were part of the Alcatraz tour only. Granted that tour is seasonal for the summer months and maybe the Trams are used for other reasons outside of that time. But all the... More
The Tram we rode was designated for the people that were part of the Alcatraz tour only. Granted that tour is seasonal for the summer months and maybe the Trams are used for other reasons outside of that time. But all the other people we saw were walking or riding bicycles. But if your cabin is not close to the marina, there has to be something offered due to the size of the island.