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Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay Adventure Sightseeing Cruise

San Francisco, United States
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Sure. You can hop on the standard ferry to Alcatraz and explore the prison with the rest of the tourists. Or you can catch a ferry over to Sausalito and see a few parts of the Bay. But this combo-tour tour combines best of both worlds. The 'Bay Voyager' is a ship that takes you closer to the sights than any other ship. Make use of complimentary wet-weather gear in case you get a little too close to Mother Nature. After your RIB Boat experience, head  over to Pier 33 to join the famous Alcatraz Prison tour and see the grounds and the notorious solitary confinement wing.
  • Explore the former island prison of Alcatraz with a self-guided audio tour
  • Zip across San Francisco Bay on the RIB boat
  • Admire views of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Spend more time on the bay with this combo designed for adventurous travelers who don't mind getting wet.
90 Minute Adventure Cruise With Bay Voyager
Wet-weather gear for the cruise (Keeps you warm & dry from occasional spray)
Round-trip "Alcatraz Cruises" ferry to and from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island (USD $38.35 value)
All access to public areas of Alcatraz
Audio walking tour of Alcatraz
Tips & Gratuities ($5 - $10 per person suggested.)

Departure Point

1: Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
2: Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Departure Time

9:10 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • You MUST submit all passenger names on checkout to redeem your Alcatraz Cruise tickets
  • Children must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • For security purposes, a government-issued photo ID is required to board the Alcatraz ferry
  • Alcatraz audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Korean
  • You may leave Alcatraz Island at any time; ferries depart every 30 minutes
  • Please note: Alcatraz tickets may only be booked within 90 days of travel.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bay Voyager LLC

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What is the maximum group size during Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay Adventure Sightseeing Cruise?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "You need to allow time to get all your gear on and get situated on the boat." See review
  • "Money well spent!Fisherman's Wharf is a NIGHTMARE though so prepare for crowds." See review


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San Francisco
, Jun 2019
Very fun!!! I enjoyed seeing the Golden Gate Bridge from the boat and hearing our tour guide tell us about the history of San Francisco!Over all,,, I loved the experience!!😄
Worth the Money!
, Oct 2018
We did a combined package of the visit to Alcatraz and the boat ride of the San Francisco Bay. Both tours were amazing. I would highly recommend the boat ride as it is a small boat and you get up close and personal to the landmarks while learning a whole lot of history from your guide. Book it! :)
Gorgeous San Francisco Day Adventure!
, Oct 2018
Captain Brian gave us a great tour around the bay on a beautiful October day. We went under the Golden Gate, and watched the sea lions lounging before the air show began at noon. He was informative, safety conscious, humorous and stopped for any pictures we wanted to take. The second part of our day was a ferry ride over to Alcatraz Island. The Blue Angels flew over Alcatraz and we were able to get breath-taking pics. On the island, the cell blocks were certainly the most interesting. Consider taking the tram to the top at the beginning of the tour. Your feet and calves will thank you the next day. There is a lot of walking and fairly steep climbing to the top. Audio tour was very good. The weather was perfect, sunny and breezy!
Highlight of our Trip!
, Sep 2018
We went with friends and our teenagers, ages 13, 14, and 16. Everyone enjoyed the Alcatraz tour. It was very informative. We didn't feel the need to go with the guided group. The audio tour was great. The unexpected highlight of our trip was the SF Bay Adventure Sightseeing Cruise. Everyone agreed this was the best part of our trip. Captain Charles did an excellent job of narrating the tour. The boat trip was filled with adventure. We felt like we were on a rollercoaster! They provide everything you need to stay dry. I haven't laughed this hard in years! It was so much fun! We started out by going out to the Golden Gate bridge. We saw tons of porpoises. And, we saw a whale and a leopard shark. The shark jumped out of the water right next to the boat! We were able to take great photos right under the GG bridge. We also took the boat over to Pier 39 and went right next to the sea lions. We also took the boat over to the Bay Bridge and AT&T Park. This activity is an absolute must! Captain Charles owns and operates the tour. He is so passionate about showing you the highlights of the city. Make sure you arrive at the scheduled time. You need to allow time to get all your gear on and get situated on the boat. Enjoy!!!
Best tour ever taken
, Sep 2018
I took my family on this boat tour and all 6 of us were blown away with the adventure, professionalism, extra attention, great stories and personal interactions. Our tour guide/owner was extraordinare. We had so much fun... what an incredible experience
Fun Last Day in San Fran!
, Aug 2018
On our last day in San Fran we booked the Alcatraz/Bay Adventure package. We got lucky and had a gorgeous fog-free day in August which made the day even more perfect. Alcatraz was very cool and the audio tour was way better than I anticipated. DO THE AUDIO TOUR even if you hate being a super-tourist. Just be warned that in August it is "nesting season" so there were gulls galore.Bay Adventure was awesome -- who doesn't like a speed boat ride?! We sat in the very front so it was a very windy and bumpy ride, but those in the back of the boat got all the spray (which was good fun for all the kids back there) but they give you gear so don't worry about getting cold or wet. Our captain Steve was funny and very nice, he'll make sure to stop so you can take great pics of all the sights. Saw some dolphins, seals, birds. We even stopped by AT&T stadium during a game and heard the roar of the spectators. Money well spent!Fisherman's Wharf is a NIGHTMARE though so prepare for crowds.
bay adventure
, Aug 2018
Great time, very informative and very fun as well! would recommend to anyone looking for a great time!
, Aug 2018
Exceeded expectations. Awesome ride, entertaining, educational. Brian was terrific. Highly recommended
Best part of our trip.
, Jul 2018
This was hands down an incredible experience. Our Captain was fun, kind and knowledgeable. Going out under the Golden Gate Bridge was magical. It was also my sons favorite part of our weekend by far. I highly highly recommend this tour. I can’t say enough good about our Captain—so great!!
Best Tour if San Francisco
, Jun 2018
This tour is an absolute blast and you learn so much about San Francisco, both past and present. Captain Charles is very knowledgeable, very accommodating and very passionate about San Francisco. This tour is a must!!

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