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San Francisco Seaplane Flight and Alcatraz Tour

San Francisco, California
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See Alcatraz from above and explore the island prison on foot with this seaplane flight and Alcatraz combo tour. On a 30-minute aerial tour from Sausalito, you’ll see San Francisco landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and the Trans-America Pyramid. Then take the Alcatraz Island ferry across San Francisco Bay, where you’ll tour the cellblock via the included audio tour. Choose the time of your Alcatraz tour when booking, and take the seaplane tour in the morning of the same day.
  • San Francisco sightseeing combo
  • Fly high above the bay on a 30-minute seaplane flight
  • Enjoy aerial views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, downtown San Francisco, Sausalito and Tiburon
  • Ride the ferry across the bay to Alcatraz
  • Explore the prison with an audio tour that features commentary from former inmates

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Catch a seaplane from Sausalito, where you can look across the bay at Alcatraz before taking to the sky.
Seaplane flight:
To get to Sausalito from San Francisco, take the provided shuttle from Pier 39. Then meet your pilot and hop aboard the 6-passenger seaplane, which features large windows and high wings for unobstructed views and photo ops. As you take off from the water, fly toward the Pacific coast and down to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Then cruise over to downtown San Francisco, soaring past Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 and the Embarcadero. Enjoy views of the Trans-America Pyramid and Coit Tower, and circle over San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island and Angel Island. Fly past the waterfront hamlets of Tiburon and Belvedere before returning to Sausalito for a water landing. You can stay in Sausalito on your own, if you wish, to shop or grab a bite to eat, or head back to the city on the shuttle.

Alcatraz tour:
Board the ferry to Alcatraz Island at Pier 33 on the Embarcadero, and set off across San Francisco Bay, admiring views of the bridge and city skyline.

When you arrive on the island, put on your provided headset to explore the cellblock via the self-guided audio tour, 'Doing Time.' As you walk through the former prison, you’ll hear commentary from real inmates and staff about the history and living conditions of this legendary penitentiary. Learn about famous criminals like Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly, enter one of the jail cells, and hear about escape attempts.

You can stay at Alcatraz as long as you like, and return to Pier 33 by ferry when you’re ready; ferries depart about every 30 minutes.

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Product code: 2740ALC

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