Alcatraz Day Tour + Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise

Alcatraz Only Sold as Part of a Combination Package
Only One Type Of Tour Package May Be Made Per Purchase

Date and Time for Alcatraz
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Amount Per Person
Adult (18 - 61)
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Senior (62+)
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Junior (12 - 17)
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Kid (5 - 11)
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All other ages are free

Alcatraz Day Tour + Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise

Duration:

  • Bay Cruise = 1 hour (available any day you choose)
    • Can be done the same day as Alcatraz, time permitting
  • Separate Trip for Alcatraz - Plan for 3 hours (if time/schedule permits, you may choose a later return boat)

Along with the official Alcatraz tour, you'll tour San Francisco Bay - past the famous Pier 39 sea lions, along the San Francisco waterfront, underneath the Golden Gate Bridge for impressive views, and around Alcatraz, and along San Francisco’s historic waterfront. 

Note:

A Voucher will come with purchase as both a receipt and certificate for obtaining individual tour components. The Bay Cruise does not sell out and requires no reservation. 

The Bay Cruise can be done before or after Alcatraz.

The Bay Cruise audio tour is available in nine languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, German, and Taiwanese. 

You will need Wi-Fi enabled on your phone or device to access the tour. Anticipate playing this on speaker for your group, or individually for anyone who has earphones. 

Alcatraz is confirmed at time of purchase.

No Hotel Pickup.

For more information see the Bay Cruise Details tab. 

DAYTIME ROUND TRIP ALCATRAZ CITY CRUISES FERRY TO ALCATRAZ ISLAND INCLUDING CELLHOUSE AUDIO TOUR

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

NOT SOLD SEPARATELY • SOLD ONLY AS PART OF A TOUR PACKAGE 

VALUE: $41.00 Adults & Juniors (12+), $38.65 Seniors (62+), $25.00 Kids (5-11), Free for Ages 0-4

Discover America’s most infamous prison, with a chance to go inside the cells and feel the cold and dark life firsthand. Alcatraz operated as a federal penitentiary from 1933 to 1963, housing notorious criminals including Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, and Creepy Karpis. During the award-winning 45-minute cell house audio headset tour you will learn of escape attempts, riots, bizarre characters, and much more. Displays include prison life, guard controls, and how Frank Morris and 2 others made their infamous “Escape From Alcatraz.”

Alcatraz is continually one of the most popular tours in the country

  • Video History Presentation – No Charge
  • Audio Tour includes sound effects, interviews with prisoners and guards, and historic details
  • The Cellhouse Audio Tour is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
  • Bookstore with information in many languages
  • Permanent exhibit The Big Lockup: Mass Incarceration in the United States
  • Other rotating exhibits
  • Visit the prison Recreation Yard, talk with Park Rangers, and walk the Perimeter Trail (note that parts of Alcatraz Island may be closed to the general public periodically – for repairs, wildlife protection, or other concerns) 
  • Unlimited photo opportunities and great views looking back at the City or out to the Golden Gate Bridge

Please arrive 30 minutes early. No Hotel Pickup. Your tour begins with a 10-15 minute boat trip from Pier 33. Expect your stay on Alcatraz Island to be about 2-2.5-3 hours round trip). Boats return from the island every 30 minutes. You control the clock. 

Masking and other COVID-19 requirements are subject to change. Click here for further "Safecruise" details from Alcatraz City Cruises.

As of June 1, 2022 Alcatraz City Cruises stated:

"Currently, proof of vaccination is not required for Alcatraz Island visitors or Alcatraz City Cruises guests." 

"Face coverings are required in boarding areas and onboard vessels on Alcatraz Island."

  • The Golden Gate Bridge is most impressive when seen from below
  • Easy 1-hour tour
  • Stable 300-passenger boat makes for smooth sailing
  • Departures from 11:00 am - or earlier - daily: see schedule here
  • Snack bar, restrooms, and indoor and outdoor decks
  • As of June 1, 2022, Masking is not required (subject to change)
  • Fabulous skyline views of Fort Mason, Marina Green, Pacific Heights, Presidio and Historic Ft. Point, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and points around the SF Bay
  • Learn all about the sites with the included audio tour -- playable via on-board wifi to connect with your phone. Or simply enjoy the scenic ride – move around the boat at your leisure
  • The audio tour is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, German and Taiwanese.
  • Ticket valid for any sailing within 365 days from your date of purchase
  • Even on a sunny day the wind can be strong and the Pacific Ocean moisture can feel cool, so seasonally appropriate layered clothing is recommended