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Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay Adventure Sightseeing Cruise

From US$ 155.00
  • Experience two adventures in one day: Alcatraz and a bay sightseeing cruise
  • Enhance your exploration of Alcatraz with an audio guide about prison life
  • Intimate views of San Francisco Bay sights from your RIB boat
Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay Adventure Sightseeing Cruise
From US$ 155.00
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9:10 AM Alcatraz Departure - Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay Sightseeing Boat Tour
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11:30 AM Alcatraz Departure
11:30 AM Alcatraz Departure - Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay Sightseeing Boat Tour
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12:30 PM Alcatraz Departure - Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay Sightseeing Boat Tour
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On this Alcatraz tour and San Francisco cruise combo, travel to the prison island by ferry and sightsee from a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RIB). Enhance your Alcatraz visit with a provided audio tour, learning about what life was like on “The Rock.” Your cruise will get close to notable highlights such as the Presidio and the sea lions at Pier 39, and you’ll pass right under the Golden Gate Bridge.
What to Expect
The tour begins with a ferry ride to Alcatraz from Pier 33. Using your headset, take a self-guided “cell house” tour to learn how prisoners spent their time, and visit the solitary confinement area and cafeteria. You’ll see views of San Francisco and the bay while you walk around.

Return to Pier 33 and take a short stroll to catch your 90-minute RIB cruise. Pass close to the Ferry Building, the Presidio, and under the Golden Gate Bridge while your captain narrates stories. Stay dry with provided waterproof jacket and pants.

The itinerary is flexible, but you might also see a WWII Liberty Ship and Submarine, Fort Point, AT&T Park (during baseball games), and Coit Tower.

On the return journey to Pier 33, get close to the beloved sea lions on pier 39.
Reviews (112)
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Reviewed 20 August 2018
Great Trip Around the Bay

Booked the 90 minute trip around the bay for myself, my wife and my two teenage sons. All us thoroughly enjoyed it despite the misty weather under the bridge. Charles is extremely knowledgeable about the local area and kept us entertained and informed for the...More

1  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 8 August 2018
Put this at the top of your to-do list

I came into this trip a little skeptical, as it was a brisk San Francisco morning. I thought it was going to be a boring boat cruise where the tour guide points out mundane historical facts. BUT as soon as I stepped on the boat,...More

Thank Nora S
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile
Exciting Interesting Tour

Brian was a great captain/tour guide for our SF Bay tour aboard the 12 passenger boat. We were geared up with warm waterproof clothing and our belongings were safely secured. We went outside of the Golden Gate Bridge and back to South SF and under...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 30 July 2018
A wonderful way to end the trip!

This was the last thing we did on a 2 week vacation and it was perfect! We saw Alcatraz in the morning. Lines moved fast. It was a lot of walking once on the island, so be prepared. The self-guided tour was interesting and the...More

Thank j22t
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile
Fantastic...a must do

After reading all the positive reviews in January we felt we must do this trip. After a brilliant Alcatraz trip we were excited about the Bay Voyager rib ride. We were not disappointed. Captain Brian was superb and took us under and past the Golden...More

Thank Seppy71
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5 October 2018|
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Response from TripperFiend | Reviewed this property |
Get a package deal that includes both Alcatraz tickets and separate tickets for the Bay Adventure Sightseeing Tour. The latter wound up being our favorite event in San Fran.
11 July 2018|
Response from TripperFiend | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if the package deal is offered in November. The total time for both is variable. They are separate tours packaged together. We did the Alcatraz tour via the ferry: we left at 9:00 AM, we were told to be... More
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