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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise

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    What to Expect
    Itinerary
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    Stop At: Pier 39, Beach Street & The Embarcadero Parking area, San Francisco, CA 94133

    This 1.5-hour 'Escape from the Rock' cruise departs from Pier 39.

    Pass By: Golden Gate Bridge, US-101, San Francisco, CA 94129

    It takes you under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island to see every angle of the former federal penitentiary, now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

    Pass By: Angel Island State Park, Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94109

    En route, enjoy sightings of the city skyline and Angel Island.

    Pass By: Alcatraz Island, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94123

    A multi-language audio tour is available with WiFi-enabled devices, and food and drinks are available to purchase on board. Hear intriguing stories about Alcatraz escape attempts by Al Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, Clyde Johnson, and many others. You'll get a clear picture of what life was like in this maximum-security prison when it was the most feared institution in the American penal system.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Departure Time
    4/29/2019 - 6/9/2019Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    6/10/2019 - 8/18/2019Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    8/19/2019 - 12/24/2019Monday:11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Tuesday:11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Wednesday:11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Thursday:11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Friday:11:30 AM - 03:45 PM
    Saturday:11:30 AM - 03:45 PM
    Sunday:11:30 AM - 03:45 PM

    12/26/2019 - 4/26/2020Monday:11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Tuesday:11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Wednesday:11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Thursday:11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Friday:11:30 AM - 03:45 PM
    Saturday:11:30 AM - 03:45 PM
    Sunday:11:30 AM - 03:45 PM
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • "Straight to the gate" access
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible, only on first deck
    • Children from 0 to 4 years old sail for free
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • No reservations required. First come, first served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired departure time.
    • From April 29 to August 18, 2019, cruise departs daily at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
    • From June 10 to August 18, 2019, cruise departs daily at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm
    • From August 19 to April 26, 2020, Monday through Thursday, cruise departs at 11:30am
    • From August 19 to April 26, 2020, Friday to Sunday & Holidays, cruise departs at 11:30am, 3:45pm
    • Times are subject to change without notice
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    26Reviews4Q&A
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    Although the fog kept us from seeing a lot of the city and the Golden Gate bridge during our tour, it was a great tour and the history lesson was wonderful. The view of Alcatraz was excellent. I believe if you go later in the day the view will be better. You go right under
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    Response from Dennis S, Manager at Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you for your very kind review. We really appreciate your opinion and we're very happy to hear you enjoyed your Escape from the Rock Cruise around Alcatraz Island. All best wishes, Dennis
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    We waited until the weather was good to enjoy this 90 minute cruise. It certainly did not disappoint. The crew members were friendly and had a great sense of humour. The cruise itself was worth it with amazing views of the city, golden gate bridge and Alcatraz. A recording
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    Response from Dennis S, Manager at Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you so much for your very kind review. We appreciate your opinions and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience. All best wishes, Dennis
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    Well worth upgrading our Citypass to Escape from the Rock Cruise. Go there first and get a time, then you can explore Pier 39.
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    Response from Dennis S, Manager at Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise
    Responded 29 Oct 2019
    Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We really appreciate your feedback and are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. All the best, Dennis
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    The boat and staff were nice and friendly. I trut enjoyed Seeing all the attraction promised with great informative narration. The weather was cloudy and breezy initially and I was thinking I’m glad I didn’t book a longer trip but then the sun came out and it was great warm
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    Response from Dennis S, Manager at Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise
    Responded 17 Oct 2019
    Thank you for your very kind review. We really appreciate your feedback and are very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. All best wishes, Dennis
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    Boat was packed with so many people with little consideration for others - we queued for 45 mins in order to get on the boat early and get a good seat up top. However by the time the hordes boarded - people just stood right in front of us blocking any views. The commentary was
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    Response from Dennis S, Manager at Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise
    Responded 28 Jul 2019
    Unfortunately we can't predict the number of people who may want to take a ferry especially on the weekend and when the weather is good. We do have a system by which you can listen to the audio tour on your own mobile device, but you may not have seen the instructional signs about that. In order for us to improve our service, it would be very helpful to know the date and time of your trip and where you boarded. If you could email info at blueandgoldfleet dot com, that would be most appreciated. Thank you for your feedback. Sincerely, Dennis
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    About the operator
    By: Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39
    959 reviews
    louisd789
    Columbia, South Carolina
    412111
    Golden opportunity to see Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco from a different perspective
    Very user friendly. Purchased on line tickets to visit friend residing in Tiburon. The spacious “ferry” for
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    Juli W
    Athens
    40
    Excellent history of the Rock
    Although the fog kept us from seeing a lot of the city and the Golden Gate bridge during our tour, it was a great
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    Rumples
    Tucson, Arizona
    33013457
    Lovely Way To Reach Tiburon
    My husband and I bought tickets on a Saturday at Pier 39 for a round-trip to the town of Tiburon. We were visiting
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    gregcV431PL
    10
    Unprofessional Office Staff
    I went to the pier 39 office looking for the Director of operations to inquire about sea service for my coast
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    Aneel N
    4019
    Nice cruise on a sunny winter day
    We waited until the weather was good to enjoy this 90 minute cruise. It certainly did not disappoint. The crew
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    CoachRFM
    Youngsville, North Carolina
    13532
    Bay tour
    Very nice tour of the San Francisco Bay. Went to the Golden Gate Bridge, cruised around Alcatraz Island. The
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    18AndrewP
    Rawtenstall, United Kingdom
    2713
    Brilliant trip
    Well worth upgrading our Citypass to Escape from the Rock Cruise. Go there first and get a time, then you can
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    Alan C
    10
    Great ride
    Booked online. Easy to find. Great ride over to Sausalito good view of Alcatraz and bridge. Plenty of space on
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    MLLarge
    Bath, United Kingdom
    11925
    Lovely Trip to Sausalito via Angel Island and Tiburon
    The trip to Sausalito via Angel Island and Tiburon was fantastic with wonderful views for the whole hour. We
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    beachbuddy10
    Bridport, United Kingdom
    505469
    Enjoyable and informative.
    A fresh bright October day at the end of Fleet Week and the Bridge looked magnificent. The commentary with
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    travelermomus
    Houston, Texas
    39666
    It is a must
    It was really a great informative fun cruise. The weather was cool in the mid of October ( there is a lot of space
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    PittsburghLady56
    Pittsburgh
    7326
    60 minutes of fun
    My son and I went on the 5p.m. Cruise, the last one on a Saturday afternoon. It was cold, the water was choppy,
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    FredaB187
    Mildura, Australia
    12319
    Great views
    Great way to Thè the Bay and close up of alcartraz. Sausalito was ok, just good to have an ice cream and see the
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    halahmed2013
    20
    Great short trip for tight schedule
    The boat and staff were nice and friendly. I trut enjoyed Seeing all the attraction promised with great
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    Troy H
    Fayetteville, North Carolina
    521193
    Its public transportation. It will never be excellent, but its available
    The schedule online is very misleading and confusing. It should be made into a chart type graph for better
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    Key Details
    • Alcatraz Island Pier 39 and 3 more
    • Duration: 1h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
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