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Alcatraz Island

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Park rangers conduct tours by recounting the prison's thrilling history along with intriguing anecdotes about Al Capone and other legendary figures that made a "home" here.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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Reviewed today

Everyone knows the name Alcatraz. Experiencing the actual prison, seeing the living quarters, touring the grounds and living the history through the thorough knowledge of the tour guides was an exceptional piece of our vacation.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bobb34576
Reviewed today

Unique attraction. Interesting history. Fascinating facts. Easy pace. Quality information. Nice gift shops. This was a very pleasant way to spend our morning. Upon our return, we had a nice lunch at Pier 39. We went early on the 8:45 a.m. tour -- not too...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 3rdPlanet
Reviewed today

I truly believe Alcatraz is a must for any bay area visitor. The audio tour is very well done. The place itself is overwhelming. Nice souvenir shop as well.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ralu25
Reviewed yesterday

I've always been interested in Alcatraz, so when I booked a short break in San Francisco this was a must do for me. The ferry trip out provides amazing views of San Francisco, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate bridge. Alcatraz lived up to my expectations,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vince B
Reviewed yesterday

This is an amazing experience and well structured tour. The audio was great despite my concerns that it would not be sufficient. The audio walks you through the facility and clearly details the key features and is extremely easy to follow. A must do

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Shakaka
Reviewed yesterday

Great way to spend a day learning about the history of Alcatraz at your own pace. The audio tour is very well narrated and I find it very interesting to hear different viewpoints from different people who worked, lived and were prisoners at Alcatraz.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank plavaseka
Reviewed yesterday

My GF and I recently visited Alcatraz Island during our trip to San Francisco as my interest in Alcatraz Island was peeked from the movie "Escape from Alcatraz." Alcatraz Island is only accessible by ferry, which departs from Fisherman's Wharf. Tickets can be purchased online...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Always been intrigued by Alcatraz. Jim did a good job with lots of history & cool facts. Behind the scenes and night tour were worth it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Laurel B H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'll start off by being honest and saying that I really did not think I would care at all if I skipped this attraction or not. I am stoked to say that I had such a blast. The weather was great, which definitely added to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank desirander
Reviewed yesterday

The audio tour is really well done. Total trip time including waiting for the vessel to and from was 3.5 hours.

Date of experience: March 2019
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17 March 2019|
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Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
Thats a no on going under golden gate bridge
Jo M
15 March 2019|
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Response from stephanie_8987 |
Tickets are available thru may 8 right now. If you go to the alcatraz cruises website and try to buy tickets, you can submit a request to be notified once the schedules are released for May 9th and on. Hope this helps!
12 March 2019|
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Response from ercinghiale | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know sorry I got ticket online before to go there