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Alcatraz Island

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Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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US$ 110.00*
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Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
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Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay Sightseeing Boat Tour
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San Francisco Combo: Alcatraz and City Segway Tour
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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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“night tour” (3,010 reviews)
“book in advance” (1,349 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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Reviewed today

Worth a visit, interesting and informative. pled for expensive trip. Plenty of venders selling tickets down at pier 39.

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed today via mobile

Went for an evening tour this time and found it a more relaxed tour with less visitors . take a torch comes in handy when looking into some of the darker cells. Plus lights up a dark room for a better photo opportunity.

Thank yetsta
Reviewed today

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

Thank ActiveDoer
Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank Suraj P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank DB A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank SasHill
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank w0rkt0travel
Reviewed yesterday

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

1  Thank Janiece B
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank RoadRashTX
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank Them2fromLancashire
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22 October 2017|
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Response from Paul T | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Sharon. It should be completely manageable. But it will depend in part on the time of day. An Uber from the airport to the ferry pier should take no longer than 30 mins during off-peak traffic times. But it... More
21 October 2017|
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Response from Christine S | Reviewed this property |
Visitors unable to make the climb around Alcatraz can use SEAT - Sustainable Easy Access Transport, an electric shuttle that transports visitors from the docks to the prison. The SEAT runs on a regularly schedule each day... More
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7 October 2017|
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Response from Beaglesx2 | Reviewed this property |
When we visited 2.5 weeks yep there were flies, it was like being back in Australia.