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Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise

San Francisco, United States

From $139.00

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


This convenient package gives you access to two separate essential San Francisco experiences—a visit to Alcatraz Island, and a sightseeing cruise. Instead of waiting in long ticket lines, this time-saving option helps you explore San Francisco more efficiently. Take a ferry to Alcatraz Island where you can go inside the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary and enjoy an audio guide. A San Francisco Bay cruise is also included with views of Pier 39's sea lions, the waterfront area, and the city's skyline. Please note, children 4 years old and younger do not need purchased tickets.
  • Get to Alcatraz Island with ease—round-trip ferry tickets are included
  • Enjoy audio commentary about former Alcatraz inmates—including Al Capone
  • Choose a day to suit your schedule for the San Francisco Bay cruise
  • Pass San Francisco's major landmarks, including underneath the Golden Gate Bridge

What's Included

  • Round-trip ferry to Alcatraz Island from Pier 33
  • 45-minute award-wining audio tour on Alcatraz Island
  • Entrance/admission fee to Alcatraz Island (valued at $41.00 USD)
  • 60-minute San Francisco Bay Cruise
  • Transportation to and from the Pier 33 or Pier 39 (make your own way there)
  • Food and Beverage

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Pier 33
    San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    The ferry will leave on time at your specific time scheduled. You have to be at Pier 33 30 minutes before departure time.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      325 reviews
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      Great Activities
      Allyson_M, Jan 2023
      We had a great time on both tours. Very organized and a perfect addition to our SF adventure! We will do this again on our next visit into town.
      Great time
      Elizabeth_M, Jan 2023
      Alcatraz was awesome and I would do the tour again. Boat tour was fun and everyone ws nice. Well worth the money.
      V Good experience
      Menna_S, Jan 2023
      Alcatraz island is a must in San Francisco ! I wouldn’t enjoy without it Also the cruise was beautiful. I would recommend the cruise before the Alcatraz because it gives an overview for remarkable places . I would recommend booking a night before to receive your QR codes. I was in a very short trip to SF and found out there’s a trip at the same day 10 a.m & 1 p.m so i booked @1 p.m You don’t receive your pass immediately like other apps , but the organizer was helpful when i called twice . This was the only con i. This experience because it stressed me out to wait as its my first time to book through here. Other than this … the overall experience is smooth .
      Must see!
      Charlene_L, Jan 2023
      You can’t visit San Francisco with going to Alcatraz . . . It’s a very cool & interesting piece of history z . . Loved it!
      My San Francisco Adventure
      Yvonne_S, Dec 2022
      The most memorable part of my trip to Alcatraz was actually meeting the guest author Jolene babiak and just all the detail that was in the cell tour with the watercolors and the the audio tour part of it explaining everything it was really nice
      Great services, on time...
      STEPHEN_K, Dec 2022
      Great services, on time as scheduled No delays Well organized and clear directions with audio explanations. It was a great experience
      Alcatraz not worth the money
      MICHELLE_N, Dec 2022
      Very disorganized once you get there to check in, alot of money for what you get, didn’t even get to go on the Bay Cruise we paid for $850 for 4 people .
      Response from Host, Jan 2023
      I am very sorry about your experience but we don't charge that price for 4 people so you might wrote the review on the wrong business. Thank you
      Is a tour you can’t...
      Laura_L, Dec 2022
      Is a tour you can’t missed!, take the audio tour that way you can know a lil be more and have the complete experience.
      Response from Host, Dec 2022
      Thank you Laura for your kind return. The 45min audio tour is very amazing and it is included in the tour. Really cool experience. Thank you
      I had a great time!
      Mary_M, Dec 2022
      I loved listening to the audio in the cells. I learned so much, it was very interesting. Illya was a guide on the cruise, he was amazing.
      Response from Host, Dec 2022
      Thank you so much Mary for your review. I am so happy you had to enjoy your experience with us. Stay safe
      Guided cell walk was well...
      Duane_F, Dec 2022
      Guided cell walk was well worth the time. Stories told in the voices of the men incarcerated and the guards that were on the Rock with them.
      weather determines the enjoyability of this excursion
      natalie_y, Dec 2022
      We didn’t do the bay cruise because it was too cold and foggy- I imagine on a nice day this it worth the expense however we skipped the 60 min bay cruise due to rain
      They charge more
      Manmohan_C, Dec 2022
      They charge you lot more than prices at actual stations. Please don’t ho through this, waste of extra cash.
      A dreamy adventure
      Guadalupe_A, Dec 2022
      Alcatraz was like a dream. I loved the audio tour. It really helped with the experience. I’m glad that we didn’t have to rush through the experience as we could return whenever we wanted during the ferry hours. The San Francisco Bay Cruise was so beautiful. I was able to capture many amazing photos. It was quite an adventure.
      Response from Host, Dec 2022
      What a beautiful adventure. We love to receive this feed back. I would love everyone experience the tour the same way. Holidays are for fun and to enjoy :)
      The tour guides were...
      Peter_A, Dec 2022
      The tour guides were friendly, accommodating and professional. The ferry boat ride is quick and they have a tram to assist elderly.
      Great service
      Niall_B, Dec 2022
      Great service, staff wonderfun n friendly,reasonable fares, fast efficent service with smiling faces
      Great story telling with...
      Abhijit_B, Nov 2022
      Great story telling with the guest author . Has a great time hearing the audio reel which is really well produced
      yvonne_t, Nov 2022
      To start tickets we’re hard to get there was no bay tour just a ride to the island. There was no tour guide so pretty much walked around aimlessly. Could of been way better considering the cost I paid.
      Response from Host, Nov 2022
      Dear Yvonne, I am sorry you had this experience. The tickets are sent every day before the Alcatraz tour by email. There is also a Cruise include of 1 hour in the Bay and it is actually really, you can see the whole City of San Francisco from the Bay, you see the Golden Gate Bridge and you actually go underneath and that's pretty cool. You see also the Bay Bridge who goes to Oakland. In Alcatraz there is an Amazing audio tour that you should not miss, it's 45min and it's so immersive. All those information are shared and I am sorry you missed that. Please contact me and I will resend you the voucher for the 1 hour Bay Cruise. Thank you
      Not to be missed....
      Vanessa_P, Nov 2022
      Very interesting & informative trip to was quite eerie though walking around inside the prison blocks. A must to visit while in San Francisco. The hour bay cruise was a great bonus & it was amazing going under the golden Gate Bridge.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Great tour!!!
      Lori_W, Nov 2022
      This was a great tour. Enjoyed walking through Alcatraz. The Bay cruise was very nice. So nice to see everything by boat.
      Amanda_E, Nov 2022
      Really good time. Easy to get on and off. The 60 min cruise was great and customer service was exceptional. Highly recommend.
      1 traveler found this review helpful


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