63 reviews of Jail and Sail: Half-Day Tour of San Francisco Bay
Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Jail and Sail: Half-Day Tour of San Francisco Bay. 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.
Reviewed by Glenn P, May 2013
The trip to Alcatraz was great. Took a short ferry ride over to the island. Very cool to see how the prison was run back then.
Reviewed by George W, USA, May 2013
This was the perfect day trip for us, being that we live 2 hrs away. The Alcatraz tour was so interesting and enlightening and the boat ride Was amazing! Getting to sail under the Golden Gate Bridge was the perfect ending to a great day!!!
Reviewed by Kelly Z, April 2013
We spent the entire day down on the waterfront and visited Alcatraz as well. We had a few drinks for happy hour and then boarded the boat. The crew was very friendly and answered everyones questions prior to boarding. The boat takes you around Alcatraz, and the resident musician also gives you history of the Island as well as some pertinent facts about other landmarks as well. The food was very good and you can eat your fill as well. The trip was capped off by an amazing sunset as we went under the Golden gate bridge. I was rather chilly on the boat, but, I am acclimated to Hawaii, so, I don't see that as a negative. We had a wonderful time, great crew, nice entertainment, we would certainly recommend as well as take this trip again.
Reviewed by Andrew W, April 2013
Well worth doing.Excellent and knowledgable commentary. Great views
Reviewed by Anne M, April 2013
Alcatraz,what a place. We enjoyed the audio tour very much,it really made the visit real. The sunset cruise was different,as there was heavy cloud cover and rain. We did enjoy the cruise though,seeing the Golden Gate Bridge from the water,and the Bay Bridge lit up was awesome. The buffet was superb,anyone taking this tour don't eat before going on board
Reviewed by Karl G, March 2013
GREAT! Way to spend the day. Alcatraz was very informative with the audio tour. Was REALLY surprised that there were so many beautiful flowers in bloom. Sunset was amazing. Don't make reservations for dinner since there is an amazing buffet on boat with entertainment.
Reviewed by Rowena S G, February 2013
The trip to Alcatraz was awesome. It had an audio tour that was like having your own private tour guide. Very well done!! A highlight of my trip! The sunset tour was also very nice.
Reviewed by Martin H, October 2012
Very enjoyable way to get to Alcatraz. Make sure to book in advance ... No tickets available on the day. Sunset trip was fun too. Good food and entertainment and lovely setting. Good value. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Susan N, October 2012
Love the Alcatraz tour. This was probably my 6th time with visiting family/friends. The cruise part was pretty good too. I recommend sitting on the top level to enjoy the live entertainment. Food was great. Scenery was beautiful. I would definitely recommend this tour if you are looking for a big boat tour of the bay.
Reviewed by MICHAEL C, October 2012
Definitely worth it. A great day out on Alcatraz Island then finished off with a leisurely sail around the Bay with a plentiful buffet and great staff. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone looking for something a little different. It does get a little chilly on the boat in the evening so remember to take a light jacket or jumper however, you can go inside the boat if you get too cold.
Reviewed by Wendy M, October 2012
Absolutely recommend this tour, Alcatraz was very well done, the audio commentary was brilliant so don't forget to pick up your headsets!! When we arrived it was blue skies and sunshine and within 20 minutes the San Fran fog came in thick and fast, it was brilliant to experience this especially whilst on The Rock was great, It did clear fairly quickly which was great as we had the cruise of the bay ahead of us. The cruise was great and again would highly recommend with great views of the city, we went under the Golden Gate bridge and took some great pictures, plenty to eat.
Reviewed by Patricia L, October 2012
Great trip . Viator is always easy to use and reliable. everything went without a hitch. Alcatraz was fantastic and the river trip in the evening as more than expected with a very substancial supper. sadly the mist was in so we didn't get to see the bridge.