Alcatraz Cruises is the official and only ferry service to and from Alcatraz Island. Also visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/AlcatrazCruises
Not the best views, but it accomplishes its objective of taking you to the rock...
Loved learning above the history of Alcatraz. Steep walk to the top of the building. Great spot to spend the day.
Take evening tour
Great tour , cheap beer
Buy your ticket in advance!
10 minutes boat ride to Alcatraz 🚢
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)
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.
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.
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!
Take advantage of the audio tours! Available in 11 languages! And it is included with your ticket price.
Great service, well organized and always on time. Buy your tickets on line, is the best option.
Remember sunscreen. Also if you have a refillable bottle bring it there are drinking fountains on the island for refills.
Do the night time tour and book months ahead
Great trip, fun time! Get tickets in advance and don't forget to bring layers especially for tours towards the sunset hour
Nice enough boat, it's warmer inside
Try to book your ticket online. It's more convenient than standing in line.Also it gets crowded in the weekend.
Tour was great!
Walking tour is free and the best. Book cruise months early
Get there EARLY if you're looking to buy a ticket, otherwise- just get one online.
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.
Great crew! Very nice and pleasant!
Amazing. Great trip!
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.
Buy your tickets online in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets get sold out on days especially during summer!
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.
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.
Book in advance as there is high demand.
Back to the Shutter Island days!!
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.
Book your tickets weeks in advance or you may not get in.
Be sure to get tickets in advance online, as yours fill up VERY quickly
If you miss your time slot, your ticket is valid for the next 48 hours for stand-by only.
The distance between the pier and Alcatraz is 1.6 miles
Tickets for the island sell out 1 months in advance in the summer so book online a month ahead. Limited number of tickets are also available in the mornings but you get there by 6:00am to have them.
I hear those boats horns blowin', they're floatin' on the bay, I ain't seen sunshine since yesterday, well I'm stuck in Alcatraz Prison, time keeps passin' by...
Book tickets well in advance! The audio tour is narrated by former Alcatraz corrections officers and inmates. The audio tour is informative and entertaining.
The earlier in the day, the fewer people there will be on the island. Don't miss the audio guide: it is not the usual, boring talk! I was really impressed.
Tickets sold out? Scalp extras from tour directors near the entrance.
If you bought your tickets through the official site, and forgot them, they can re-print them for you! Nice staff!
Make sure to get there 30 mins early as the line will have formed already.
Buy your tickets online!
Make sure that u search for Pier 33 embarcadero if u use a GPS to reach there, otherwise u may end up in a wrong place like us! And another thing is that u should look for parking around pier 23.
Reserve online and pick up your ticket here.
Terrible girl who takes care about the cruiser's gate!!😡 she saw we tried to run to pass throw the gate and closed it on our face!!😳 when a ask why? She turned her face for me!!👎 shame on you!!😓
I highly recommend the hot chocolate.
We loved the cruise to Alcatraz! The boat is awesome and the views are sooo beautiful!
Still need a ticket for the Rock? Buy your CityPASS here and get a ticket to Alcatraz, unlimited pass for the Muni & cable cars, Exploratorium, Aquarium of the Bay & more! It's a good deal!
Night tour is best! Be sure to bring comfy shoes and bring warmer layers. Lots of walking and is much colder in the evening. Beautiful views if you ride on the top.