Tour the infamous former maximum-security penitentiary on Alcatraz Island. Nicknamed The Rock, this small island in the San Francisco Bay is now a national park. After taking a ferry to the island, follow the audio guide, available in ten languages. You'll go through the inside of the old prison's facilities, which include a lighthouse, military fortifications, and cellblocks. Though long considered escape-proof, the prison suffered an irreparable blow to its reputation in 1962, when three inmates mysteriously disappeared using a makeshift raft. Explore the protected recreation area with a park ranger, who can enhance your visit with little-known information about the island's current inhabitants: the black-crested night herons and western gulls. Using our custom trip planner, San Francisco attractions like Alcatraz Island can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Tours to Alcatraz Island
$125 BOOK WITH VIATOR Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
Duration: 6 hours
$116 BOOK WITH VIATOR Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Open Top Tour and Alcatraz Combo
Duration: 3 hours
$129 BOOK WITH VIATOR San Francisco City Highlights Experience with Official Alcatraz Tour
Duration: 5 hours
Alcatraz Island reviews
I did this first thing in the morning, getting the 9:10am boat from pier 33. It was a lot less crowded than the next 2 bits I saw arrive. Definitely get an audio guide and use it for the cell block...
I did this first thing in the morning, getting the 9:10am boat from pier 33. It was a lot less crowded than the next 2 bits I saw arrive. Definitely get an audio guide and use it for the cell block... more »
The organization and efficiency of this is great. The boat left at the right time, no issues with ticketing, clean bathrooms. You get to the island and the signage is clear and there is plenty to...
The organization and efficiency of this is great. The boat left at the right time, no issues with ticketing, clean bathrooms. You get to the island and the signage is clear and there is plenty to... more »
Alcatraz Island, San fransisco, USA
Decent! I did not like the treatment by the cops there though, even if I did commit 42 war crimes. I still feel like the food service there was kinda awful, and would definitely not want to escape it again.
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