Alcatraz Tours

Alcatraz Ticket Facts

Alcatraz City Cruises is the official concessionaire of the National Park Service providing ferry service to and from Alcatraz Island. Alcatraz City Cruises was formerly named just Alcatraz Cruises, but both names are often used.

To do the Alcatraz Tour, you need an Alcatraz Cruises ticket.

Ideally you can get it from Alcatraz City Cruises directly and not pay any premium.

However, Alcatraz regularly sells out. Often, the demand is way higher than the supply.

We are an authorized third party reseller. Check to see if Alcatraz Cruises is sold out of tickets. If they are, we may still have those same Alcatraz tour tickets for resale.

DiscoverTown Tours is an Official Tour and Travel Partner of Alcatraz Cruises.

Again, if Alcatraz City Cruises is sold out for the dates you seek, come back here to DiscoverTown.com and we may still have tickets.

  1. Check the Alcatraz Cruises website for availability.
  2. If they are sold out, come back here to DiscoverTown.com and we may still have tickets.

The Alcatraz tickets we sell are for the round trip ferry plus the 11-language Cellhouse Audio Tour.
We sell Alcatraz Day Tours and Alcatraz Night Tours as part of a tour package.

  • We are a way to get tickets that are otherwise sold out.
  • Alcatraz tickets often sell out fast, sometimes weeks in advance during peak periods.
  • We buy tickets in advance from Alcatraz Cruises for resale, and we receive a limited number of tickets for each month.
  • If we have tickets in inventory on our site, these are guaranteed. If we don’t have tickets, the date won’t be listed or an error or unavailable message will appear. This is also true if you choose a quantity greater than what we have.

We operate under the rules of the National Park Service and Alcatraz Cruises. We are required to resell Alcatraz as part of a combination tour package.

Many of our guests find that the second part of the combination, such as the hop-on-hop-off bus tour, is a very pleasant surprise -- beating expectations and making for happy customers. You get to see more of San Francisco… which is a very good thing!