You are the only visitors on the Island, so take advantage of special Park Programs during the course of the evening and enjoy breathtaking views of San Francisco as night falls.
Your Alcatraz sailing will be on the travel date selected on your booking.
Flexible 2-3 hours on Alcatraz
48 hours access to the hop on hop off bus tours
1 hour walking tour
You can start the hop on hop off buses before or after your Alcatraz tour
Dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes
Service animals are allowed
Children under 5 are required sit on laps on the buses
Buses are first come first serve
Your tour begins as you leave the Landing and enjoy a guided tour around Alcatraz Island by ferry, pointing out the hidden spots used for attempted escapes and prison structures unreachable by foot. Once docked, a ranger-led walk up the hill to the Cellhouse stops to highlight the layers of history from pre-Civil War to military cannon and family life on the Island.
Tour the Cellhouse at your own pace with the award winning audio presentation “Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour”. Stop to picture yourself in a dark solitary confinement cell, hear the stories of life inside from real prisoners and feel the intensity of a prison breakout as told by correctional officers who lived and worked on the Island.
Please note: The roads and walkways on Alcatraz are steep. The distance from the dock to the Cellhouse is approximately 1/4 mile (.4km) and the elevation change is 130 feet (40 meters), the equivalent of walking up a 13-story building. The roads and walkways are wide with several places to stop along the way to rest and take in the breathtaking views. Comfortable athletic or walking shoes are strongly recommended
1 - The Official City Tour - Hop On Hop Off
Available in Live Guide and Multi-lingual
This 2 hour tour provides the best views of all San Francisco has to offer. Be sure to bring your camera, there will be plenty of photo opportunities to commemorate your visit to the city by the bay. Highlights include:
2 - Sausalito Tour - Hop On Hop Off
Your trip to San Francisco can't be complete without crossing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge during this Sausalito Tour. A friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will share the story of the famous Bridge with you: its conception, creation and its place as one of the most recognized landmarks in the world. There will be plenty of photo opportunities on both sides of the Golden Gate Bridge. Join this tour from South Vista Point.
Once the tour arrive to charming Sausalito - enjoy its galleries, shopping, bay views and its many restaurants. You are able to stop here for just a few minutes, or spend a few hours and catch a later bus back to San Francisco.
3 - San Francisco Night Tour - Not Hop on Hop off
Experience the best views of San Francisco at night. San Francisco sparkles and our Night Loop is a safe and enjoyable way to see the city's brightest neighborhoods. The tour includes the Fisherman's Wharf, Financial District, Chinatown, North Beach, Embarcadero, Bay Bridge and Treasure Island to enjoy San Francisco skylines by night. Exact highlights may vary according to season, weather, and San Francisco's famous traffic.
The date you select on the calendar is your reserved Alcatraz date. You must pick up the Alcatraz ticket at 2724 Taylor St. no later than 2pm on your reserved Alcatraz date. The bus tours are flexible and can start on any day. Sailing tour time vary based on seasons and can start as early as 3pm.
A. Official City Tour (Red Loop) - Departs daily, 9 AM - 5 PM every 15-20 mins
B. Sausalito Tour (Green Loop) - Departs daily, 9:30am - 5pm every 30 mins (seasonal variations apply)
C. San Francisco Night Tour (Blue Loop) - Departs daily, 6:30pm and 7pm