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Alcatraz Island

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Address: Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
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+1 415-981-7625
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Park rangers conduct tours by recounting the prison's thrilling history...

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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Alcatraz Admission and Wine Country Bike Tour
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Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
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San Francisco Combo: Alcatraz and City Segway Tour

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We did the day tour as we wanted to see the island during daylight hours however you get access to other areas and a tour guide during the night tour. The checking in and the... read more

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Hobart, Australia
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We did the day tour as we wanted to see the island during daylight hours however you get access to other areas and a tour guide during the night tour. The checking in and the ferry ride is so well organised runs very smoothly. The audio tour of the cell block is good however it would have been nice to... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Went to Alcatraz today. The flowers were in bloom, birds are on their nests and the weather was beautiful. Sunny and cool. Prison audio tour excellent. Very interesting. Spent 3 hours and could have stayed longer if the kids hadn't been hungry. Long lines with short waits. They are organized. We did one ranger program on the 1946 breakout attempt.... More 

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My wife and I went to Alcatraz because you basically have to go if you go to SF. I wasn't expecting much as it's basically an old prison. We were extremely surprised and impressed. The island is basically free to roam and the prison is guided by an audio tour. This was interesting and allowed you to go at your... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Alcatraz has been on a list for me to do for years and I was not disappointed. The Island has a lot of offer and the self guided tour is very detailed and informational. It is set up well as you walk around and there is also other special tours they do too

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Liverpool, New York
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We totally enjoyed our time at Alcatraz. Once you arrive on the island, there's a free shuttle to bring you up the steep incline, or you can walk. We walked it with no trouble. There's a free audio tour you take and it's very informative. You can stay on the island all day if you want, but there's no food... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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I was very underwhelmed by Alcatraz. There are great views of San Francisco from the island and on the ferry. The tour is only OK but a bit boring. If you have free time you should visit but it wouldn't be a must see for me.

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winnipeg
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It's definitely worth the tour. One of the best tours I have been on. The recorded tour was excellent. It was totally different than what I expected.

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Sussex
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We had debated about whether or not to visit Alcatraz but decided to as friends had spoken highly of it and we didn't want to regret not taking the opportunity. I'm not sorry that we did but do feel it is overpriced and didn't sense the eerie atmosphere so many people describe. The boat trip to and from the island... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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An enjoyable and interesting visit. It is well organised with an inclusive audio commentary. Suggest you go early to avoid crowds. Plus it is very popular and to avoid diappointment book online before you go on holiday and well in advance. We did and found it pretty simple.

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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Visited on the second last day of our trip. Booked the tickets a few days in advance on the Alcatraz Cruises website, and then picked them up a couple days before from the kiosk at Pier 33. Quick 15 min ferry journey across. Some drinks and snacks available onboard. Amazing moving across the water, with the famous island growing closer... More 

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