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


  • Sunset Cruise = 2 hours 
  • Separate Day Alcatraz typically 2.5 or 3 hours (you choose the return boat)

The California Sunset Cruise gives you spectacular evening views in a casual atmosphere. Enjoy live guitar music as you share tasty appetizers and drinks with friends. On this unique San Francisco boat trip you’ll cruise past the infamous Alcatraz Island, sail around Angel Island State Park, go under the Golden Gate Bridge, and creep along the shorelines of Tiburon and Sausalito… all as the sun sets over the Bay.

During winter, the tour is labeled as a Twilight Cruise, as departures may run after sunset.


Confirmation for the Sunset Cruise will come within 24 hours. This tour can sell out. On the rare chance that you cannot be confirmed, we will work with you to find another tour package option or we will issue a refund.

No Senior Pricing, Adult and Kid Only.

No Hotel Pickup.

Reservations needed for the Sunset Cruise. Choose a date above. See Sunset Cruise Details tab for more information. Can be done before or after Alcatraz.




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 $35 and up.

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

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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

April – October @ 11:00am & 1:00pm


November – March @ 1:00pm



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


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 Bridge is most impressive when seen from below
  • Pleasant 2-hour tour with salads, sandwiches, antipasti, fruits, and deserts included
  • Stable 300-passenger boat makes for smooth sailing
  • Departures once per evening
  • 2018-2019 Schedule: Nov 5 - March 22 2019 at 5:30 pm (Twilight Cruise)
  • See schedule here
  • Snack bar, restrooms, and indoor and outdoor decks
  • Full bar on board (drinks sold separately)
  • Beyond the sites listed above, you’ll see fabulous skyline views of Fort Mason, Marina Green, Pacific Heights, Presidio and Historic Ft. Point, and other 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
  • Evenings are most often cool and the wind can be strong, plus Pacific Ocean moisture can amplify the dynamic, so appropriate layered clothing is recommended (hats and gloves might come in handy)