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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
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.
Very informational, and the cruise in the evening was relaxing! The appetizers were more like dinner!!
Fantastic! Alcatraz is a must see and the sunset cruise was great! We were very lucky to have a beautiful clear day!
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
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Couldn't ask for more - all day at Alcatraz and all evening on the bay. The view was gorgeous. Definitely worth booking ahead since tickets are typically sold out the day of.
Red line staff was great. They let us know exactly where to go and when to be there. Good sense of humour. The tour of Alcatraz was incredible. Really liked that we could do it on our own time. The sunset cruise was amazing. The dinner was fabulous and an unexpected bonus and the musicians were very talented and just the right volume. We also enjoyed her stories. Very good ambassador for the Bay Area. The staff on the boat were very friendly. Loved the white table cloths. Would do it again.
Trip started with a fun boat ride to the Rock when we got there we immediately went to watch the short film on Alcatraz. This was very informative and beneficial in regards to the history and provided insight to the tour. The audio tour provided a clear and vivid description as to the life of the officers and convicts on the island. We spent a few hours on this part of the tour. Our sunset cruise was very nice, excellent live music, great food and a beautiful sunset!! This one was a highlight of our vacation. Thanks
This was Cruise was fantastic. We had a great time. Good food too there was Heaps of it to. Fantastic value for money. Would highly recommend it to anyone. Throughly enjoyed this tour. Staff were so friendly too.
This was an awesome tour. We had a blast at alcatraz, and the sunset cruise was perfectly timed. The only problem was the tickets were not where the confirmation stated that they were. Almost missed alcatraz because of that. Had to run almost a mile to get tickets and make the boat. Please change