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Alcatraz Island

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Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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Park rangers conduct tours by recounting the prison's thrilling history along with intriguing anecdotes about Al Capone and other legendary figures that made a "home" here.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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Reviewed yesterday

It was very interesting .. we enjoyed the inside of the jail.. it was an audio tour.. Outside... not so good.. because there were birds everywhere ,it smelled!!

Thank Laura G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Historical significance of island unmatched. Everything cleaned up and staged for tourism. Audio tour easy to follow with cool narrative. Boat shuttle clean, fast, spacious, terrific experience. Staff friendly and helpful.

Thank Camille S
Reviewed yesterday

Great & interesting place of history, only accessible by boat tour. The walk is very taxing, being uphill to the main cells. You will need comfortable shoes & warm clothing; would be best to layer your clothes as it is extremely windy & cool. This...More

Thank 862sherryb
Reviewed yesterday

Make sure to book your tickets as soon as you know you are travelling! Audio tour is interesting, views from the island and ferry are phenomenal. Worth the visit.

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed yesterday

Spectacular attraction with an incredible history. A very well presented tour in a variety of languages. The prison is almost 100% accessible to visitors and one is presented with a very realistic impression of what life was like for the inmates and the Prison wardens.

Thank daithi0
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited Alacatraz while staying in San Francisco. There is a short ferry ride over and an audio guided tour once you get there. Very interesting day out!

Thank crazyhairuk
Reviewed yesterday

We had heard so many great things about Alcatraz that I was worried my expectations were too high. Not at all. It was such a great experience! It was a nice ferry ride over and the tour itself was amazing. It was so interesting and...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went with my two teenagers and they really enjoyed the audio tour. Very informative about the prisoners' life on the inside. Purchase tickets months before your vacation because they get sold out. We were able to purchase tickets once we arrived in town but had...More

Thank LeAnne H
Reviewed yesterday

Thought we'd only be there an hour or so but ended up there for over 4 !!! Great audio tour, great information guides and we got to operate the 'slammers '

Thank moiral887
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see in San Fransisco. You get to go out on the Bay and visit a really interesting, historic landmark.

Thank janhyman
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Nigel G
12 August 2017|
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I booked it direct as well. Hope it works out for you.
10 August 2017|
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Response from AlcatrazCruises | Property representative |
Alcatraz Cruises is the official source for Alcatraz tickets. The website you booked through is not affiliated with Alcatraz Cruises, so we have no control over their policies or procedures.
9 August 2017|
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Response from AlcatrazCruises | Property representative |
There is a cafe at Pier 33, a snack bar on the boat, and there is a cafe on Angel Island where you can purchase food and drinks. Since you're on the 9:30am departure, that means you're going to Alcatraz Island first. The... More