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Alcatraz Island in San Francisco

  • 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 a.m. Hours may vary with the season.

Prices  vary depending on tour, click here for package details and pricing.

  •  Round Trip Ferry To Alcatraz With Audio Tour: Early Bird / Day Times Available (~2.5 hours)
  •  Guided Night Tour On Alcatraz With Round Trip Ferry.
    (~2.5 hours)
  •  Behind The Scenes Tour With Access to Restricted Areas.
    (~4.5 hours) 
  •  Alcatraz And Angel Island Tour Includes Audio Tour.
    (~5.5 hours)
Before you go

Purchasing Tickets

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

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 comfiest shoes.

How can I get to Alcatraz?

Alcatraz is accessible only by ferry. The Alcatraz Cruise leaves Pier 33 every half hour, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. 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 cellhouse audio tour and historical videos and exhibits on the island.
Alcatraz Island
2.4 Miles from Hotel
San Francisco, California, 94133 415-981-7625 Visit Website
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