4.5 star rating: Recommended 287 Reviews

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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Sunset Bay Cruise. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The Alcatraz tour was ok and informative. The views of the city from Alcatraz were fantastic.

The Sunset Bay cruise was fabulous and should not be missed. A buffet dinner desserts very good and 2 drinks with chez mix snacks were included. It was the highlight of my San Francisco visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

We were glad to of booked with viator before we left home as no tickets for Alcatraz were available for at least 3 weeks!
We had no tour guide but the explanation for picking up tickets was clear and worked out well. The timed ferry worked out and is only a short journey, we had the audio tour which is really good and has people who were their explaining facts and what life was like.
The cruise was good and the Buffett was a lot more than we expected with sandwiches, salad,fruit and cookies a good selection. You got to see some good views as well as the bridge passing by and going under.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Absolutely brilliant tour of Alcatraz so much history and the audio tour is so informative.
Sunset cruise of the Bay Area is stunning with the views of the Golden Gate Bridge phenomenal.
Would recommend these two tours as excellent , also the food on the sunset tour and bar facilities were A Grade.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Loved both tours!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Fantastic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

a great time. the weather was on our side and we had a great sunset. Yes we saw Alcatraz again on the cruise but it didn't matter as it just looked even more impressive with the sun setting. Fantastic food, there was so much for everyone and a lot was left over for seconds if not thirds!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Excellent Trip. Lots of information on Alcatraz, Also are given headphones. free to roam around the island and jail. Good gift shops.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Great tour. Excellent. My favorite.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Great trip, very efficient boarding and landing to Alcatraz and you could catch any ferry back
Sunset cruise was amazing- live singer 'marcus' was great. Food amazing shame we had eaten tea before we boarded. Thought it was just nibbles but buffet excellent and what we had very tasty. Drinks on board not over priced. Cruise amazing, went around Alcatraz good to see it from a different angel and in different light, went round angel island and into sausclido bay- lovely view of the harbour. Then sailed under the golden gate bridge at sunset- truly magical, staff very helpful and friendly always there to take pictures of you. Boat not over crowded- easy to get seats. Fab trip would recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Really enjoyed this tour, and woulda recommend.However tour description indicated the food was to be a light appetiser when in fact it is a meal, so do not eat before the tour, as we made the mistake of doing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Very informational, and the cruise in the evening was relaxing! The appetizers were more like dinner!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Fantastic! Alcatraz is a must see and the sunset cruise was great! We were very lucky to have a beautiful clear day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Service and quality excellent on both the Alcatraz Tour and Sunset Bay Cruise couldn't have asked for more really, would recommend to anyone who is looking to take advantage of a dual package

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This trip is absolutely a fantastic way to spend a day in SF. By buying the trip package in advance you avoid the long lines to buy a ticket to Alcatraz, if they are available as trips sell out. I was there on 6/29, tickets to Alcataz were sold out until 8/3!! When you get to the Rock you get a headphone set and little radio so you can go through everything at your own pace. And the Sunset cruise is a two hour ride through SF Bay and into Sausalito and under the Golden Gate Bridge. Great photo ops along the way particularly the SF skyline at night all lit up. Nice finger food on the ship small sandwiches, salads, etc.
All in all this is a great value for the money and the best way to use your time as everything is done in advance. Great value for the price!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The tour was great even more than expected. Alcatraz was very interesting and the audio tour very informative. The sunset cruise was even better especially as the weather was so good- great views of Golden Gate Bridge.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The trip to Alcatraz is a must do. The audio tour is really informative and makes the tour even more special. Can't recommend highly enough.

The sunset bay cruise was very enjoyable and the entertainment and buffet provided on board was a nice touch. This trip is worth doing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Absolutely the BEST!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

My husband and I had a great time on both tours. Alcatraz was very interesting. The sunset sail was great! We made it our dinner the food was generous and they have a open bar for purchase. Great sites and fun evening!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was the easiest way to book an excursion, I had no trouble and really enjoyed the tour. I highly recommend using Viator for any tours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Can't recommend these tours enough, Alcatraz tour is very well laid out and so interesting. The evening cruise which goes under the Bridge was good too, excellent food, the appetisers are actually a filling buffet, very good value.

Richard S
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

A great trip and a high light on our trip to San Fran. Its a must and truly good value for money.
Give the bar opposite pier 42 a miss never met such a rude and ignorant fellow in my life!
San Fran itself was disappointing, yes the golden Gate and cable cars are a site to see and a must on a visit but the rest of the place was dirty and unattractive. We found the people off hand and not friendly our first trip to the west coast and from this experience we will stay on the east side.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Fascinating tour. Audio guide was the best we have come across.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great deal on awesome tours. Altogether it makes for a bit of a long day but you have plenty of time to explore Alcatraz before the sunset cruise. The cruise was great, good food, good music, and beautiful sights. I'd say the sunset cruise is more suited for a romantic outing than a family outing. Also, they don't describe much of what you are boating by so if you're looking for an informational tour I'd suggest something else. Bring a good camera!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Both parts were great. Alcatraz so much more interesting than I personally expected. Audio guide was excellent. We were so lucky with the weather for the evening cruise

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