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Address: Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: +1 415-981-7625
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Visit San Francisco's most notorious site: Alcatraz.

The rich history of...

Visit San Francisco's most notorious site: Alcatraz.

The rich history of Alcatraz Island means there is always something new to discover. See the first lighthouse on the West Coast, learn about Alcatraz as a Civil War fort, hear voices from the past on the cellhouse audio tour, find out about the 19-month occupation of Alcatraz by Indians of all tribes, and explore the natural side of the Rock with beautiful gardens, bird colonies, and breathtaking views.

All tickets include roundtrip ferry transportation, all regularly scheduled Ranger-led or docent guided tours, and a captivating audio tour in the prison cellhouse with actual interviews of former guards and inmates who lived on the island during the infamous Federal Penitentiary era (now available in 11 languages - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Dutch, Korean, Portuguese, and Russian). Reserve tickets in advance and make sure to book through Alcatraz Cruises for guaranteed lowest prices. Alcatraz Cruises is the official National Park Service concessioner serving visitors to Alcatraz Island. Open seven days a week, with several daily departures, Alcatraz is a place to experience for locals and visitors alike.

Alcatraz Island is truly an inescapable experience.

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Great recommendable trip!!

Recently visited Alcatraz as I had wanted to go since the longest. This company has really nice and affordable day trips to the rock as they call it. I bought the tickets the same... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Recently visited Alcatraz as I had wanted to go since the longest. This company has really nice and affordable day trips to the rock as they call it. I bought the tickets the same week and was able to go to Alcatraz for the weekend. Really nice place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I got very very luck and got an on the day night tour ticket and I have to say I was not disappointed at all. Started boarding on time and left the dock at 3:50am no delay. When we got to the island we where welcomed by the park officials and they ran through some of the history and outlined... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the day tour to Alcatraz Island (actually the night tour seemed more interesting but it was fully booked). We enjoyed the trip and felt that the company organised it well. I suggest booking in advance.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked the premium Alcatraz and City tour which was around one hundred dollars. They cancelled the Alcatraz portion on me due to overselling then told me no refunds. This is a classic bait and switch scam where you buy the ticket but they have no intention of sending you on the Alcatraz portion.This is used to bait people to... More 

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AlcatrazCruises, Manager at Alcatraz Cruises, LLC, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear about your experience, but Alcatraz Cruises is the official source of tickets and the only ferry service to Alcatraz Island. We do not offer any other tour with the Alcatraz tickets. It seems you have booked through a third-party company who may not be affiliated with us so we have no control over their policies and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The company runs the tours very well. The boat is super flash and they have trips all day. My advice is to book early, specially for night tours, they are booked months in advance.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Review of Alcatraz done separately. This is the only way to the island and tickets sell out weeks before. Thus, remember to book early!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the night tour and it was incredible. You start early enough to get good day time views of he bridge on the way there. Then the sunset and finally the views of the city and bridges at night. The tour guides are all incredible and the audio guide is very well done....enough info to be interesting but brief... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though the night tour offered beautiful views of the city from the bay, the day tour allows more opportunities to explore the island of Alcatraz. Regardless of the time of day, the self-guided audio tour is interesting and features the voices of former guards and prisoners. The tour is well-organized and the audio portion is the perfect length. The other... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will start by saying I reviewed the tour of Alcatraz in the Alcatraz Island review area. Alcatraz Cruises, LLC is the only way to get from SF to Alcatraz for a tour. They are the approved vendor by the NPS and provide the ferry ride to the island. Purchase your tickets months in advance to get the date and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this tour. It included day and night on Alcatraz and our tour guide Jamie was awesome. We would recommend this tour to anybody that wants to see some off the beaten path stuff on the "rock" then this is the tour is the one to do.

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