Worth a visit, interesting and informative. pled for expensive trip. Plenty of venders selling tickets down at pier 39.
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I was alone on my solo trip to my daughter who stays in sunny vale... and it was obvious to see Alcatraz as a must.... so we booked, rather late.... but I was lucky in the sense that all Alcatraz only cruises were sold out,...More
Fantastic audio tour and really recommend if you are in SF. Will be busy, but get there early in the morning so you can try and get around everything. Make sure you pre book as tickets will often be sold out on the day.
We took out two young sons to Alcatraz for the day. From the beginning which was a boat trip to the self guided tour of the island and prison we were captivated. Everything about Alcatraz was interesting from the prison itself to the folklore we...More
Our travel agent recommended that we booked well in advance,and I'm so glad we did! Even in the fall the boat (and island) were PACKED! But I'm so glad we went! It was a fascinating piece of American history, a beautiful island full of beautiful...More
Really cool to step foot in the same places as so many people that are important to the area and country’s history. We spent a couple of hours and could have stayed a bit longer but didn’t want to wait for another boat back. Employees...More
This is not something I'm into, but my husband loves history, so we booked a tour. Pre-book (as they were booked out 3 days in advance during their off season) a morning tour in order to avoid less crowds. The boat ride over is approx...More
I am not big on tourist attraction but this one is a must see. I really wanted to go on the night tour but I was not aware that you need to buy those tickets 2 weeks in advance since they are very popular. Alcatraz...More
Take the short boat ride ( 10 mins) and visit Alcatraz. They advise that 2 / 2.5 hours is enough but I would allow more time to thoroughly explore the island. The history of the place is very interesting but is of course, dominated by...More