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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise

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    Stop At: Pier 39, Beach Street & The Embarcadero Parking area, San Francisco, CA 94133

    This 1.5-hour 'Escape from the Rock' cruise departs from Pier 39.

    Pass By: Golden Gate Bridge, US-101, San Francisco, CA 94129

    It takes you under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island to see every angle of the former federal penitentiary, now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

    Pass By: Angel Island State Park, Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94109

    En route, enjoy sightings of the city skyline and Angel Island.

    Pass By: Alcatraz Island, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133

    A multi-language audio tour is available with WiFi-enabled devices, and food and drinks are available to purchase on board. Hear intriguing stories about Alcatraz escape attempts by Al Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, Clyde Johnson, and many others. You'll get a clear picture of what life was like in this maximum-security prison when it was the most feared institution in the American penal system.
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    Departure Point
    Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Departure Time
    4/29/2019 - 6/9/2019Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    6/10/2019 - 8/18/2019Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    8/19/2019 - 4/26/2020Monday:11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Tuesday:11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Wednesday:11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Thursday:11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Friday:11:30 AM - 03:45 PM
    Saturday:11:30 AM - 03:45 PM
    Sunday:11:30 AM - 03:45 PM
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • "Straight to the gate" access
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible, only on first deck
    • Children from 0 to 4 years old sail for free
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • No reservations required. First come, first served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired departure time.
    • From April 29 to August 18, 2019, cruise departs daily at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
    • From June 10 to August 18, 2019, cruise departs daily at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm
    • From August 19 to April 26, 2020, Monday through Thursday, cruise departs at 11:30am
    • From August 19 to April 26, 2020, Friday to Sunday & Holidays, cruise departs at 11:30am, 3:45pm
    • Times are subject to change without notice
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    The boat and staff were nice and friendly. I trut enjoyed Seeing all the attraction promised with great informative narration. The weather was cloudy and breezy initially and I was thinking I’m glad I didn’t book a longer trip but then the sun came out...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank halahmed2013
    Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for your very kind review. We really appreciate your feedback and are very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. All best wishes, Dennis

    Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

    Boat was packed with so many people with little consideration for others - we queued for 45 mins in order to get on the boat early and get a good seat up top. However by the time the hordes boarded - people just stood right...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Mermantle
    Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

    Unfortunately we can't predict the number of people who may want to take a ferry especially on the weekend and when the weather is good. We do have a system by which you can listen to the audio tour on your own mobile device, but...More

    Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

    We took this about an hour cruise from pier 39. Which takes you around to the golden gate bridge and alcrantz island. It takes you below the bridge providing excellent view and photos opportunity. It takes you around alcrantz island. From the cruise you can...More

    Thank drpragneshmv
    Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

    Thank you for your kind review and tips for future customers. We appreciate your feedback and we're happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise. All best wishes, Dennis

    Reviewed June 1, 2019

    Arrived shortly before boat loaded, bought tickets and boarded quickly. Was Sunday but boat was not crowded. Trip was smooth, got close to seal lions of Pier 39. Narrative was good but not excessive. You could ride down below out of the wind, or on...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Dave S
    Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

    Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed your ride. All best wishes, Dennis

    Reviewed April 10, 2019

    I thought it was too expensive to tour Alcatraz, but this cruise was inexpensive and went under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. Went in March, which was a bit chilly, but fun just the same. Very informative and enjoyable.

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank patriciabO7422PR
    Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2019

    Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your Escape from the Rock Cruise. We hope to see you again soon. All best wishes, Dennis

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    DonProMa
    December 6, 2018|
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    Response from 86MissyJ | Reviewed this property |
    no. you cruise around it
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    charmsie
    August 5, 2018|
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    Response from GBMomof3 |
    We were there in August. We loved this tour, it was a great compromise to not getting tickets for the island itself. The weather there is so variable. I think your ticket commits you to a specific time. I would wait until... More
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    • Alcatraz Island Pier 39 and 3 more
    • Duration: 1h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
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