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Alcatraz at San Francisco, California
San Francisco Alcatraz
Alcatraz at San Francisco
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Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco California
415-981-ROCK (7625)
Category: Attractions
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Alcatraz Island in San Francisco

Take a ferry across the waters of the San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz, once home to the world's most dangerous criminals.
Walk the halls and sit in the same eerie prison cells of famous mobsters, including George "Machine Gun" Kelly and Chicago crime boss Al "Scarface" Capone. On the ferry ride to "The Rock", take in the spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, and Angel Island.


Hours -

Departures are every half hour throughout the day beginning at 9:00am, Hours vary with the season.

Prices -

Alcatraz Island Ferry & Day Tour - $28.00, Alcatraz Island Ferry & Night Tour - $35.00


  • Day Tour With Audio & Alcatraz Night Tour
  • Alcatraz Exhibits & Videos
  • Natural Gardens, Tide Pools
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • San Francisco City Tours & San Francisco Bay Cruises

Purchasing Tickets

Reserve your spot on the ferry in advance to assure not to miss San Francisco's most popular attraction. Tickets are available for purchase online and by calling 415-981-ROCK (415-981-7625). You can also buy tickets in person at the Hornblower Alcatraz Landing ticket office at Pier 33.

Dress appropriately -

Due to the unpredictable weather on Alcatraz, it is recommended to bring along a sweater, jacket or rain gear. Alcatraz touring requires walking long distances, so wear your most comfy shoes.


How can I get to Alcatraz?

Alcatraz is accessible only by ferry. The Alcatraz Cruise leaves Pier 33 every half hour, between 9am and 2pm. Night trips are available Thursday through Monday.

What can I see and do on Alcatraz?

The tour of Alcatraz is partially a self-guided experience so you can explore at your own pace. The National Park Service offers various free programs on an assortment of topics: American Indian occupation, escapes, military history, and natural history. As a part of the ferry ticket, there is a wonderfully spooky cell house audio tour and historical videos and exhibits on the island.


Driving Direction to Alcatraz From or Hotel Griffon
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