Alcatraz Night 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 Night Tour + Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise

Duration:

  • Bay Cruise = 1 hour (available any day you choose)
  • Separate Night Time Alcatraz Tour = 3 hrs 

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 a Wi-Fi enabled phone/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. 

EVENING DEPARTURE ROUND TRIP ALCATRAZ 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 Night Tour Face Value = $52.70 Adults, $51.55 Juniors (12-17), $49.00 Seniors (62+), $31.00 Kids (5-11), Free (0-4).

Please arrive 30 minutes early. No Hotel Pickup.Your tour begins with a 10-15 minute boat trip from Pier 33. 

All adults 18+ years old are required to present a government-issued photo ID to pick up tickets.

The Night Tour Expands the Alcatraz Experience:

  • This 3 hour round trip puts you inside America’s most infamous prison.
  • A guided ferry trip circles the island before docking. From the boat you’ll see hidden spots used for attempted escapes, and prison structures unreachable by foot.
  • Once on the island, the limited ticketing makes this less crowded than the standard day tour.
  • For guests unable to make the climb, a tram is available, although it would miss the docent tour.
  • Your visit will be less crowded than tours at midday, and you’ll be led up the hill to the cellhouse itself, hosted by an experienced docent. You will stop along the way to discover the island’s lesser-known history, from before the U.S. Civil War to family life of the prison staff.
  • You will go through the cellhouse at your own pace. The award-winning audio headset tour is included – available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
  • You’ll see solitary confinement cells, and hear dramatic stories from actual prisoners and correctional officers who lived or worked on Alcatraz.
  • Displays include prison life, guard controls, and how Frank Morris and 2 others made their infamous “Escape From Alcatraz.”
  • You'll want to stop at the bookstore and walk through the recreation yard.
  • Special park programs and a history video produced by the Discovery Channel are available during the evening.
  • There is a permanent exhibit – The Big Lockup: Mass Incarceration in the United States – as well as other rotating exhibits.
  • Fantastic sunset and twilight views come with the tour... You will take in the San Francisco skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, and panoramas of the San Francisco Bay.

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