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Cruise across San Francisco Bay twice in one day on this combo tour that includes entrance to the former island prison of Alcatraz, one of those most popular—and often sold-out—attractions in the city. Start with the ferry ride to San Francisco’s famous jail, which you’ll explore with a self-guided audio tour. After returning from Alcatraz, take a sunset or twilight cruise (depending on time of year) on the bay with an onboard buffet of hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine or beer.


  • Great value Alcatraz tour and sunset cruise combo
  • Spend the afternoon uncovering the notorious history of Alcatraz prison
  • Guaranteed, high demand Alcatraz tickets
  • Book early as this tour will sell out!
  • Take an evening cruise of San Francisco Bay at sunset
  • Enjoy delicious appetizers and a complimentary drink on board
  • Includes award-winning Alcatraz audio tour "Doing Time", available in 11 languages

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A popular package that lets you sail on beautiful San Francisco Bay by day and night. You lock in high-demand tickets to Alcatraz and cruise under both the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge as the city lights come on.

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What You Can Expect

Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Twilight Bay Cruise

Sunset cruise, San Francisco Bay

In the afternoon, head to Pier 33 on the Embarcadero to board the ferry to Alcatraz. Enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the city skyline during the ride across the bay, and then disembark on the island to start your independent tour of ‘The Rock.’

With your provided headset on, explore the cellblock while listening to ‘Doing Time,’ the award-winning self-guided audio tour that includes narration by former prisoners and staff. Both a military prison and a federal penitentiary during its notorious past, Alcatraz is known for high-profile inmates like Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly. You’ll learn about the history of the prison and some of the escape attempts while you peer into individual cells.

You can also explore the grounds and look for wildlife like Brandt’s cormorants, Canadian geese and other birds. When you’re ready to go back to the city, just hop on the ferry; they depart every 30 minutes or so. Typical visiting time at Alcatraz is about 2.5 hours.

After returning to the Embarcadero, walk along the waterfront to Pier 43 at Fisherman’s Wharf to start your next on-the-water adventure—a 2-hour sunset or twilight cruise with a provided glass of wine, beer or soft drink. Enjoy fantastic views of the waterfront from the exterior deck, and glide underneath both the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge while snacking on appetizers and listening to the live guitarist and commentary from your captain. If you get cold, you can take shelter from the wind in the spacious interior deck.

Your memorable experience on San Francisco Bay concludes when you return to Fisherman’s Wharf.

Customer Reviews

Mary Jane E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Alcatraz was Alcatraz...just fine, as it has always been. The Twilight Bay Cruise was fantastic. This deal is quite a bargain for doing San Francisco. I would recommend to all.

Fiona H New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great couple of trips. A couple of hours at Alcatraz was only just long enough, but the evening tour of the Bay was fantastic

Daveen USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We really enjoyed this tour, but we felt a little eerie touring inside Alcatraz. Alot of places to see on Alcatraz. Very interesting and informative. Loved the Bay Cruise, appetizers and drinks. Windy and cold outside, so we stayed indoors.

Cynthia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was amazing!

Rob H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

well worth the money expecially if your only in san fran for a short time

Jessica C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great time at Alcatraz, the twilight cruise was cold but if you sit inside first floor you can eat tons of appetizers and drink too. The views were great!

Lasandra R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Loved it.

michael d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Absolutely Wonderful way to tour Alcatraz and the Bay area.

Jennifer S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

We loved the Alactraz portion of the tour. The audio guided tour is wonderful and extremely informational. The twilight bay cruise was very nice and a great way to see the city and the Golden Gate bridge up close at night.

Terrie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The staff was very knowledgeable about the sights. the tour was lovely and the snacks were great. If it wasn't raining all day, and it was not night time, it would have been perfect! The staff was not only knowledgeable, but they were a lot of fun, as well!

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