DiscoverTown Tours is an Authorized Reseller of Alcatraz Cruises.
The Night Tour takes the long way around the island, and gets you more educated to the history before the dock ever pulls up. Once you land on the island, you’ll get a National Park Service Ranger Orientation. Then a docent will lead you up the hill to the prison, as part of a smaller group. From there, you will take the self-guided cell house audio tour inside the prison.
The total time is 3 hours, but there are variables. For instance, you may want to stop the audio and talk with family or friends. Maybe you'll watch the video of Alcatraz history – produced by Discovery Channel and shown in the old civil war era buildings down near the dock. Or you might visit the bookstore, walk on the perimeter trail, or learn about the American Indian occupation. You can even go out in the prison recreation yard. And of course, you can take in a variety of views, including the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco city skyline, the Bay Bridge, Angel Island, and more.
DiscoverTown Tours resells the Alcatraz Night Tour Ticket in combination with other tours. Choose from the six options to make a tour package. Inside each package page, there is a dropdown menu to let you choose an Alcatraz departure date. Other tours can be done before or after Alcatraz – or on the same day as your Alcatraz tour… if you ensure that you will arrive back on time for the Alcatraz Night Tour.