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Great fun, good learning experience on Alcatraz and a stunning sunset cruise
The cruise and Alcatraz was faboulous, I highly recomended it, and I could change the viator voucher without any problem, BUT, i looked up for the actual prices of the 2 thiings and together adds 88 dollars, so Viator cost me 11 dollars more that if I pucrchased the tickets myself. That is called a rip -off.
El crucero y la visita a Alcatraz son geniales, e imperdibles. Realmente los reconmiendo, y pude cambiar los vouchers sin ningun tipo de problemas, Sin embargo, cuando estuve allí vi los precios reales del crucero más alcatraz (exactamente los mismos que tomé), y la suma de ambos era 88 dólares, 11 dólares menos que el paquete de Viator, me sentí estafado.
The audio tour of Alcatraz was excellent. The cruise of the Harbour was so much better than we expected and so was the food - we certainly didn't need any dinner afterwards.
Good value for money compared to other tours. Plenty of space on board on both trips and a generous meal
on the evening cruise.
Amazing experience, great value! Alcatraz is AMAZING and the sunset cruise of the bay was fantastic. I would recommend this deal to anyone, and I would do it again myself if I ever return to SF.
Had a great time, Alcatraz island was a real treat. Things there are always improving, this was our third trip to the island. The sunset cruise was fabulous. Staff was helpful and the food was great. Will do it again someday
Alcatraz was really interesting while evening cruise fab, nice food, drinks and views.
My daughter's and I had a great day, it was rather cold though (even in Summer), especially when we walked down into the "play" area - the wind was blowing a gale (can only imagine how cold it must have been during Winter). The visit was quite surreal but eerie!!! I was surprised that my daughter's (18 yrs and 12 yrs) actually enjoyed learning about the history of Alcatraz. Put on your head phones and walk around inside listening to the narrated story - easy to follow and very informative. We were lucky the day we visited, Mr Pat Mahoney (a prison guard from 1956 - 1963) was at Alcatraz signing his book - what a treat (what a shame though, I never thought of getting a photo with him). Had no problems with finding the pier; the male staff member at the ticket booth was very friendly, greeted us with a lovely smile and he was very helpful. Make sure you book in advance - don't just expect to show up and buy tickets as you'll miss out. Would definitely visit again.
Alcatraz tour is the most professional and interesting tour I have been on (anywhere). The evening cruise is great fun too. Easily the best money we spent in San Francisco. Well done!
This was a great visitor attraction and the evening cruise was lovely. We made the mistake of eating before we went on the evening cruise. The voucher described light food, I would call it a small banquet! Would recommend.
Great trip. Alcatraz tour was amazing. Sunset cruise was lovely and plenty to eat on buffet.
Enjoyed both tours. Alcatraz was very interesting...was able to see everything without having a time limit. We took the Sunset cruise to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. Everything was wonderful...food, entertainment and sites. The tours left at different piers but they are a short walk between them. This gave us time between each tour to enjoy visiting shops and sampling some foods at Fisherman's Wharf. I highly recommend this package.
You must book in advance to avoid disappointment. This was the one thing we were all really looking forward too on our 20 day tour of the States and we were not disappointed. The audo tour is so well done, you can wander at your own pace. Good to be able to meet an actual ex inmate too. Whilst an old man now, his stories were captivating and we could have listed to him for hours. Don't miss it!
The sail part of the tour was great value too, plenty of food. Sadly too much fog in the bay to see the sunset, but that is out of everyones hands!