Alcatraz Day Tour + Red and White 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 + Red and White Fleet Bay Cruise


  • 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)
  • Chinatown Walking Tour Option at ~1 hr (available any day within 7 days of Alcatraz)

Along with the Official Alcatraz tour, you'll take San Francisco’s original bay cruise adventure, sailing since 1939! The only San Francisco boat trip offered in 16 languages.

A Voucher will be printable after purchase and a duplicate of the Voucher will come within 24 hours, as a receipt/confirmation for your purchase. 

As of May 15, 2021 the Bay Cruise requires a reservation at the ticket window. Generally you can get on a boat without much wait. Often you will be able to make a reservation for the next departure.  

If the next departure is unavailable, the second departure will very likely get you on board, but until you have a reservation, your space is not guaranteed.

Alcatraz is confirmed at time of purchase and space is guaranteed.

No Senior Pricing, Adult and Kid Prices Only.

No Hotel Pickup.

For more information see the Bay Cruise Details tab. The Bay Cruise can be done before or after Alcatraz.


Available as a bonus with all Alcatraz Combos...

Available as a bonus with all Alcatraz Combos...

and with Big Bus 1 Day Classic Hop-On/Hop-Off or Big Bus 2 Day Deluxe Hop-On/Hop-Off.

Compare Chinatown at $45 and up.

No reservations needed. Just present your Voucher (as a print-out or on your phone).

Walking Tour Guides have a tough job -- If you like their effort, feel free to tip them generously!

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~ 1-Hour Chinatown Walking Tour:

Built up around what was the original town square of the village of Yerba Buena that was later renamed San Francisco, Chinatown is a delight for history lovers and contemporary fans of the colorful and the unique.

See the crowded and bustling open-air meat and produce markets of Stockton Street; visit side alleyways that will take you back in time; and discover lions, dragons, pagoda roofs, and dangling lantern along Grant Street.

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Some uphill walking is involved. Tour departs from the Southeast corner of Union Square, at Geary and Powell Streets. 

Walking Tour Directions

@ 1:00pm daily through at least September 6, 2021



Official Tour and Travel Partner


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

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 3 Hours round trip). Boats return from the island at 12:20, 1:25, 2:25, 3:25, 4:25, or 5:40. You control the clock, but 3 hours is very likely. You may have to wait to enter the prison due to COVID-19 restrictions on indoor capacity.

Masks are required on the Alcatraz Tour. Click here for further "Safecruise" details.

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
  • 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
  • The Bridge is most impressive when seen from below
  • Easy 1-hour tour
  • Stable 300-passenger boat makes for smooth sailing
  • Departures from 11:40 am - or earlier - daily: see schedule here
  • Snack bar, restrooms, and indoor and outdoor decks
  • As of May 15, 2021 Masking is 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 headset tour or simply enjoy the scenic ride – move around the boat at your leisure
  • 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
  • While COVID-19 Protocols are in place, indoor decks will be closed except for boarding