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Alcatraz Island

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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the first boat over in the morning: an eerie ride through the fog, before the Alcatraz water-tower emerged through the mists and we were corralled past ominous signs warning that our civil rights were about to be stripped away. A truly sinister but...More

Thank Carnivorous-Nomad
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For all my visits to San Francisco, I had never made the time to visit Alcatraz. Because of my jet lag, I fell asleep watching a documentary before our visit. Had I not, I would likely have spent more time exploring the perimeter where we...More

Thank Gwen W
Reviewed yesterday

Alcatraz island is a very well run tour and the audio tour of the cell blocks and prison was particularly good. It was narrated by an ex prisoner with input from an ex guard. It was fascinating to learn of the hardships endured by prisoners....More

Thank Tess P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did the night tour, slightly higher price but less people. Audio tour was amazing and included on night tour,unsure if it is on days, it took about 40 mins and ran you through all major Alcatraz history accompanied by atmospheric sounds that really set...More

Thank Sstratton297
Reviewed yesterday

A very famous attraction and well worth doing but do book at least 2 months in advance to get the timing you want. The tour is well conducted with an explanatory film and very good audio guide of the prison. The gardens were tatty and...More

Thank Nick E
Reviewed yesterday

Was on my bucket list, have no regrets a place to definitely see if your in San Francisco. you can't imagine what life might have been for whatever wrong was committed by individuals. Sure makes you think Why. The audio tour is very informative try...More

Thank quinless
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are going to Alcatraz be sure to wear warm clothing on the boat ride over. The cassette tour is so informative and real as you are guided by each cell. Eating is allowed on the island however only in the designated area. Be...More

Thank Laurie L
Reviewed yesterday

It is an amazing has a lot of history and the views are spectacular. We really enjoyed the visit and took tons of pics. Hopefully you can go and enjoy

Thank Cecy G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you have seen the movie “Escape from Alcatraz” this really gives you the 3D experience. Wanted to see this place for :0 years. NOT DISAPPOINTED. The Audio tour is amazing! Yes there is lines- but what can you expect from this kind of attraction....More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth the visit. Good to see history in real life and offers an insight into the history of the Rock. Th guided tour is good and the staff are helpful:

Thank Andrew M
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5 September 2018|
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Response from SashaRoseNeitz | Reviewed this property |
My assumption would be yes, but not a large one. I honestly would call the parks service to double check. There are strict guidelines on how large of a backpack one can bring. I'm sure there are guidelines for chairs as well. More
3 August 2018|
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Response from Perry Petrilli P | Reviewed this property |
You should have received an email that would give you a link to print your tickets from your home computer. That is the only way to get printed tickets. There is no place to pick them up. I suggest you check your SPAM... More
28 July 2018|
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Response from Kenneth K | Reviewed this property |
Check out the website of Alcatrazcruises.
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