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Alcatraz Cruises

Alcatraz Cruises

Boat or Ferry and Harbor / Marina
Northern Waterfront, San Francisco
  • Rosaline
    "Loved learning above the history of Alcatraz."(20 Tips)
    "sure to get tickets in advance"(11 Tips)
    Crystal H.
    "Night tour is best!"(4 Tips)
    Rob G.
    "Audio tour is the best one of its kind - a must do!"(7 Tips)
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  • Alex V.
    Alex V.1 day ago
    It's pretty cool to know a place that has already been used several times as part of several movies.
  • Elisabeth L.
    They serve food and drinks. Also, you can take any boat back from Alcatraz, so you can stay as long or little as you want.
  • Gaby B.
    Gaby Beas1 week ago
  • Erin K.
    Erin Klingberg3 weeks ago
    Great tour! Allow couple of hours to see the island. Gift shop is average - better range at the gift shop/cafe back at the Pier/boat dock
  • Caroline B.
    Caroline BlackSeptember 13
    Go early! We were on the second boat out and was great to try and beat the crowds. An hour later and we found it much harder to really appreciate the cell house.
  • Cristina
    CristinaJuly 22
    Fast way to get to Alcatraz
  • Patty H.
    Scenery was beautiful. Must see!
  • David S.
    David StoyJune 20
    Awesome ride to Alcatraz and back
  • Sophie H.
    Great day out with a lot of interesting history. The view back over San Francisco makes it even more worth it
  • Lee T.
    Lee TrollopeApril 18
    If you can get a ticket, take the night tour. The sunset view of San Francisco is amazing.
  • Gyozo N.
    Gyozo NagyMarch 24
    We took the top level of Islander on the way to the Alcatraz and the front of the other boat on the way back. Nice experience.
  • R. Alexandra A.
    The boat is really nice. It's electric too.
  • R. Alexandra A.
    Make sure you buy tickets in advance. It usually sold out 7-10 days in advance.
  • Nasser M.
    Nasser MMarch 3
    Get your ticket from by $ 31 .. Tickets are quickly sold out .. Refresh and check their website every now and then and don't give up .. New slots get released regularly ..
  • Moe S.
    Moe ShehataFebruary 26
    It's a great cruise to there, not that expensive. Reasonable price
  • Elise W.
    Elise WhiteJanuary 22
    Make sure to listen to sounds of the slammer. Show up at a minimum of 20 min early no later than that. Showing up an hour early isn't useful.
  • Crystal R.
    The trip is super fast, the top can get pretty windy.
  • Eduardo G.
    Eduardo GJanuary 11
    Good service! Drink a beer & cider before departure!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicJanuary 4
    People start lining up to get in the boat for their tour ~30 minutes in advance.
  • Mohammad A.
    Mohammad AliDecember 22, 2015
    History and nature
  • Fi V.
    Fi VeiNovember 12, 2015
    Not the best views, but it accomplishes its objective of taking you to the rock...
  • Rosaline
    RosalineNovember 7, 2015
    Loved learning above the history of Alcatraz. Steep walk to the top of the building. Great spot to spend the day.
  • Fahad A.
    Fahad AlqattanNovember 4, 2015
    Take evening tour
  • Alan M.
    Alan MazurOctober 14, 2015
    Great tour , cheap beer
  • Marvin
    MarvinOctober 6, 2015
    Buy your ticket in advance!
  • Pettran
    PettranSeptember 19, 2015
    10 minutes boat ride to Alcatraz 🚢
  • Liz .
    Liz 🐲September 9, 2015
    Book your tickets at least a month in advance! They have 50 tickets on the day of for the first boat at 8:45am. Get there by at least 6am to get in line (they start selling at 7:30am)
  • Autumn M.
    Autumn MarieAugust 30, 2015
    Buy your ticket in advance. We bought ours at least a month before our trip. Bring good walking shoes. Suggest the audio tour. It's free. Very informational. Can walk at your own pace.
  • Culera C.
    Culera ConnorAugust 22, 2015
    Book your visit way before you come here, otherwise you'll have to make line at 5am or earlier to have a chance to get tickets for the dame day.
  • Scott B.
    Scott ByerlyAugust 22, 2015
    Checkout the power source for your cruise ship! Every ship has hundreds of solar panels lining the awnings and roof of the boat! Way to go NPS for being Sustainable!
  • Scott B.
    Scott ByerlyAugust 22, 2015
    Take advantage of the audio tours! Available in 11 languages! And it is included with your ticket price.
  • César B.
    César BlueAugust 4, 2015
    Great service, well organized and always on time. Buy your tickets on line, is the best option.
  • Drew M.
    Drew MatthewsJuly 20, 2015
    Remember sunscreen. Also if you have a refillable bottle bring it there are drinking fountains on the island for refills.
  • C B.
    C BaileyJune 30, 2015
    Great trip, fun time! Get tickets in advance and don't forget to bring layers especially for tours towards the sunset hour
  • Gurmukh P.
    Gurmukh PanesarJune 21, 2015
    Nice enough boat, it's warmer inside
  • Yousef A.
    Yousef AlgiaanJune 15, 2015
    Try to book your ticket online. It's more convenient than standing in line.Also it gets crowded in the weekend.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SandefurJune 12, 2015
    Tour was great!
  • James G.
    James GiordanoJune 12, 2015
    Walking tour is free and the best. Book cruise months early
  • Kate T.
    Kate TurkMay 23, 2015
    Get there EARLY if you're looking to buy a ticket, otherwise- just get one online.
  • Tristan T.
    Tristan TranMay 23, 2015
    A must do when you visit SF! Really interesting stuff. Was also very surprised that they didn't make a big deal of us missing our scheduled boat and just let us jump on the next one.
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua ChaneyMarch 17, 2015
    Great crew! Very nice and pleasant!
  • Wayner B.
    Wayner BechelliMarch 5, 2015
    Amazing. Great trip!
  • Puu K.
    Puu KampolratanaFebruary 21, 2015
    Make sure you get to shot a video of the boat leaving the pier, as if you're going to prison and never coming back.
  • Jasmine P.
    Jasmine PangFebruary 11, 2015
    Buy your tickets online in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets get sold out on days especially during summer!
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BerkennouJanuary 26, 2015
    Really well organised. A bit expensive. Once on board, stay at the back where you can get nice pics of the town from the sea.
  • Kathryn K.
    Kathryn KeelingOctober 8, 2014
    Incredible day, stunning views! Super informative audio tour and we got to meet Bill Baker, an ex inmate. Even on a hot day you should take a jacket for the island, it gets really chilly.
  • Mason B.
    Mason BatleySeptember 25, 2014
    Book in advance as there is high demand.
  • Praveen S.
    Praveen SharmaSeptember 21, 2014
    Back to the Shutter Island days!!
  • Chris O.
    Chris OSeptember 16, 2014
    These fill up way in advance so make sure you book well ahead (2+ wks). Departure and return times are frequent enough. I have heard if you line up pre 7am they do have limited day of spots.
  • Emiliy M.
    Emiliy MarinoSeptember 12, 2014
    Book your tickets weeks in advance or you may not get in.
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