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
Adults (18 - 61)
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Seniors (62+)
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Juniors (12 - 17)
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Kids (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 cruise San Francisco Bay - past the famous Pier 39 sea lions, along the San Francisco waterfront, underneath the Golden Gate Bridge for impressive views, 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. 

Narrated tour in English. 

You will need Wi-Fi enabled on your phone or device to access the tour in languages other than English. 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. 

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

Alcatraz Face Value: $45.25 Adults & Juniors (12+), $42.65 Seniors (62+), $27.55 Kids (5-11), Free for Ages 0-4

This fun fact-filled tour starts where SF's Italian-American fishing history, DiMaggio’s Restaurant, and some iconic street performers have all come and gone. From there we go out to the backside of the Wharf to get some nice cityscape and old boat views, while learning about Scoma's - the renowned old-school Italian restaurant that's always in style.

We double back past our starting point and stop by the iconic ship's wheel sign marking the heart of the area along with the steamed crab vendors and more classic Italian seafood restaurants.

At the Musee Mecanique, we'll discover a spot with "one of the world's largest privately-owned collections of coin-operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade artifacts." We stop long enough for you to play a game or two, so that you'll want to come back later!

We'll make another slight detour to scope out the historic Pampanito WWII submarine.

Then we take a zig zag to let you see and smell the original and world-famous San Francisco sourdough. If you want to pick up a loaf, we'll ask that you only do so if the store is not too crowded (which it often is). Or simply plan on coming back!

We'll pass the Historical Pier 43 Ferry Arch.

At the outer edge of Pier 39, we make another multi-sensory detour -- to see, hear, and smell! the California sea lions.

As "the premiere entertainment destination" at the Wharf, Pier 39 has all kinds of restaurants, shops, and family attractions - including a carousel, street performer shows, a mirror maze and a lot more... 

The tour ends here -- unless you are going to Alcatraz as part of a tour package. For such guests, the tour ends another 5 minutes down the way -- at Pier 33. On time and in the right place for you to take the ferry out to Alcatraz.

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

Alcatraz Face Value: $45.25 Adults & Juniors (12+), $42.65 Seniors (62+), $27.55 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. 

 

  • 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