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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.
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  • 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 via mobile

Very special place. Also the boat ride to reach it is worth the money as it gives great sights of SF and Golden Bridge. The most interesting part is the 45 minutes audio-tour of the cell block (availabke in many lenguages, also Italian, and included...More

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing half day spent at Alcatraz Prison. Commenced day via ferry ride across from Pier 33, extremely well run operation with so many people wanting to visit this attraction. The audio tour was incredible - asbsoloute must to hear the history from former inmates &...More

Thank Eric Y
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a really interesting and fascinating place. The audio tour is excellent and although the cell tour and history are obviously the main attraction the views from the island are worth the ticket price alone.......assuming of course you have a lovely day. We loved our...More

Thank leedylan1998
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highlight of our trip to SF! Started from Sausalito with lunch in the smallish town after browsing the beautiful house-boats neighbourhood. Took a Uber ride to vista point and walked back to the SF side. 3km across the span of the bridge. Beautiful scenery, spot...More

Thank isim1117
Reviewed 2 days ago

I really enjoyed this part of our trip, It was an audio tour, where you wear the headsets and follow along with the narrator, which sounded so real in parts, you thought the prisoners were still there. It's a short ferry ride to the island,...More

Thank ermartens
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour. Beautiful day. Does gey a little cold but not as cold as i was expecting. Boat trip out there was really nice with views of the different bridges. The tour of the Prison was really interesting. Our 12 year old listened...More

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 2 days ago

The individual headset tour is awesome. You can go at your own pace. It was a great tour. You can explore the island on your own and take your time.

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you're visiting San Fran exploring Alcatraz is a must-do. We were fortunate that the day we visited they had tours and talks by a retired correctional officer which were very interesting. The audio tour is also very engaging and informative and will step you...More

Thank James91Anderson
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the self-guided tour which was easy to follow and very interesting. It took you through what occurred in various sections of the cell block and when. We found the tour more interesting than we expected.

1  Thank Blob123
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice boat ride out to a historical icon , good value for $40 roughly, interesting , gruesome and fascinating . Staff helpful and don't miss Al Capones cell on second floor and with number on it , 181 i think, it's not 'advertised ' ....More

1  Thank glenn s
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27 November 2017|
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Response from dramajoan | Reviewed this property |
By the ferry area yes .
25 November 2017|
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Response from justessjacobson | Reviewed this property |
I would do 530 because you can get ANY ferry back, so you can stay until the last ferry. That will give you an extra hour to walk around and really enjoy it.
6 November 2017|
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Response from Giandra D | Reviewed this property |
There are segway toursof alcatraz They might have some tickets, since the tour is not well known Search for segway :-)
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