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Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Sunset or Twilight Bay Cruise

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From US$ 120.00
  • Alcatraz tour and San Francisco Bay cruise combines two experiences into one
  • Go on a self-guided Alcatraz tour with commentary available in 11 languages 
  • Sail under the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges while listening to a live guitarist 
Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Sunset or Twilight Bay Cruise
From US$ 120.00
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Alcatraz and Sunset CruiseMost Popular
1pm Alcatraz Ferry and 6:00pm Sunset Cruise (from March 23 to May 23 and September 3 to November 2) or 1pm Alcatraz Ferry and 7:00pm Sunset Cruise (from May 24 to September 2)
From US$ 120.00
Alcatraz and Twilight Cruise
1:05pm Alcatraz Ferry and 5:30pm Twilight Cruise (Thursday to Monday only from November 3 to March 22)
From US$ 108.00
Admission to Alcatraz can be hard to come by—the popular attraction is often sold out months in advance. Guarantee entrance to the prison, while cruising the San Francisco Bay by day and night with this combo tour package. Along with a round-trip ferry ride and admission to Alcatraz, you also sail the bay during the evening and enjoy onboard music, drinks, a buffet, and two deck options for ultimate viewing.
What to Expect
To start off this combo tour, head to Pier 33 to catch the ferry to Alcatraz Island.
Once you reach the island, go on a self-guided audio tour and listen to award-winning commentary available in 11 languages. You can also tour its historic gardens and spot birds and wildlife. After viewing Alcatraz, take the ferry back to Pier 33 in time to catch your evening cruise.
Your next cruise takes off in the evening from Pier 43, so make your way with plenty of time to board the boat. On the boat, you decide if you’d like to stay outside on the deck or head to the inside deck to stay warm. Both decks offer views as you sail under the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. The cruise also includes a buffet of light appetizers, a drink ticket for wine or beer, and onboard commentary and live music.
Your cruise ends back at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Reviews (504)
1 - 5 of 29 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bit of a queue to get our tickets for Alcatraz but once we had them all was good. Ferry over was nice, good to see San Francisco from another side. The sea mist descended and added an eerie atmosphere to the arrival. Once on the...More

Thank nicolag601
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Amazing trip. Worth every penny.

Great music, great food and amazing views. Worth every penny. Highly recommend. We went in April and it was chilly so bring a jacket.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lyonka0611
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Twilight Bay Cruise - Relaxing /Great Views

Cruise commenced at 6pm and was about 2 hrs. Great views of the bays, Golden Gate Bridge and marinas. The trip price included one drink plus a good buffet. Relaxing way to finish off a busy day. Crew were friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tour Cancelled 2 days before via email

We were suppose to go our on Wednsday 3/25/19 for this tour. We received an email Monday telling us they cancelled our tour due to an error on their part. I was very upset (since it had been booked for weeks to ensure the tour)....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tat2dgigi
Sightseer30252504933, Manager at Red and White Fleet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, I would like to start my response by saying we are very sorry and take full responsibility for not providing your tickets and appreciate you taking the time to list this review. The Alcatraz product is very finicking and has very strict rules and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Immersive Experience - Highly recommended

I thought this was going to be a tourist trap where I would just walk around and see old stuff. However, the audio tour is a game changing experience. First of all, Xander set expectations on how to utilize the device. He was humorous, helpful,...More

3  Thank dkase
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24 March 2019|
Response from rkess1911 |
How long is the tour on may 14th. It says 6 hours but some of the reviews say 2 hours
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