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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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“book in advance” (1,376 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Alcatraz is a must see when visiting SF, if only for the fabulous views of the city from the boat. I admit to being a little underwhelmed by the tour although the audio does bring it to life well, I think they are missing a...More

Thank fanchocotastic
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This was on my bucket list and really happy I came. The audio tour was really good and I recommend to dress warm and enjoy! I booked early and I believe you need to to have the best visit.

Thank Ltraveling
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

An icon of SF and California, with an excellent audio tour of the cell blocks and cruise to and from the pier. Unfortunately it is not cheap at $33 with no student discount, and is so popular that this needs to be booked months in...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Book this in advance or you will be queuing for hours. It costs about 25£ per person and is very worthwhile. 30 minute boat trip each way and excellent tour. Really recommended

Thank Coventry_Jon
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is a cannot miss and must do when visiting San Francisco! Plan to go as early as you can and spend all day. The grounds are beautiful and the self-guided audio tour is fantastic. It allows you to stop and start at your leisure....More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Took the ferry to Alcatraz and they then provide you with audio headphones for the tour. Lovely view of San Francisco from the island, very interesting visit. Learned all about the famous residents of Alcatraz and the ferry trip is also pleasant.

Thank bredaclarke
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This tour is wonderful. It is a historic and amazing piece on the island. 100% recommended to visit.

Thank _endaware1
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Expect to spend half a day travelling to and from Alcatraz from Pier 33 on the Ferry and to experience the walk around audio tour. Allow longer if you want to experience more than that as Alcatraz is a National Park and there is much...More

Thank Joanna H
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Brilliant tour made even better by the fact that it was dark. Slightly eerie but definitely more realistic feel as you walk through the rows of cells. Best thing about the night tour is that you get to see and hear the cell doors open...More

Thank Lemonpips11
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Despite this landmark being one of the "must sees" in San Francisco which also means lots of people, it really is worth the time and the effort. Take the tour, stroll the grounds and read up a bit about the place before you go. You...More

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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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