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Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island

Historic Site, Island, and National Park
San Francisco
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  • Wilson F.
    Wilson Favre-DelerueApril 19, 2016
    A must-do for any San Francisco visit, Alcatraz remains a fascinating place with a rich history. The audio tour is well worth the time and offers magnificent city views from one of its terraces.
  • BAH
    BAHFebruary 13, 2013
    Go to both the night & the day trips if you can. My wife & I loved it. They have a very well produced audio tour for most of the inside. Well worth it. Say hi to Adam when you are there. Hi Adam. De
  • Hugo R.
    Hugo ReevesJune 25, 2015
    An awesome spot to go visit, it only takes a couple of hours. The audio tour is amazing if you are on a short time schedule and want to learn as much as possible in the shortest amount of time.
  • Begum T.
    Begum Tekin CiftciAugust 10, 2014
    Book your tickets online im advance, it sells out. Fantastic view of SF from the island. Take the audio tour!
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيال
    Historical site of the isolated island for dangerous prisoners. It was known that it is one way journey. We still don't know if someone managed to escape!
  • Roma F.
    Took the night tour, completely worth the price of $42.50. Eerie and sad, the feeling stays with you. The audio tour is great and the workshop classes offered by the guides are really interesting.
  • Catriona H.
    Catriona HunterJune 30, 2016
    Fascinating place. A ferry btw 10&11am, gives plenty of time without being rushed. Take time to walk around outside and see the gardens. The ferry and the island can be cold so bring a sweater.
  • Justin M.
    Justin McClintickNovember 17, 2013
    Plan accordingly as this tour can take up most of the day. Really historic experience! Great views from the boat ride over so bring a camera!
  • Linda A.
    Linda AldredMarch 22, 2015
    Steep walk up to the main building but tram when you get off the boat if you need a ride. You can easily spend a few hours on the island so plan accordingly. Audio your a must!
  • César B.
    César BlueAugust 4, 2015
    Use the audio guide, is the best way to know what happen inside this amazing bulding. This guide is included in the tour. The souvenir store is full of nice and funny things.
  • Christie H.
    Christie HeikkinenMarch 3, 2013
    Go in the morning before it gets too busy, and leave whenever you're ready. It's a great spot for photos of the city as well. They have a self-guided audio tour of the prison inside.
  • Taben N.
    Taben NikeOctober 20, 2012
    Frank Morris, Clarence Anglin, John Anglin. Escape from Alkatras in 1962. REWARD for capture in $1.000.000, offered in 1993 the Red & White Fleet company, still remains unclaimed.
  • Ahmad Q.
    Ahmad QousiSeptember 12, 2012
    Beautiful view from the front yard of the cellhouse on the top of the island, every 5 minutes the view changes due to the fog that might block the view of San Francisco.
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BJune 2
    This is just an amazing historical site. The audio tour is really good and the view of SanFran it the cherry on top
  • Becky H.
    Becky HendersonOctober 21, 2013
    Awesome tour! Make sure to wear good shoes it's a 13 story hike up to the main cell block. A lot of people brought kids under ten which I thought was a little crazy.
  • Suja R.
    Suja RamachandranAugust 29, 2012
    Good audio tour - worth the $28! Make sure to time your audio tour and the gift shop visit with enough time to catch a ferry without having to wait 35 minutes for the next one :)
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkDecember 4, 2013
    Take the ferry to this historical island. What used to be an inescapable prison, an immigration station, and a place of unrest for thousands of Native Americans has become a history buff's paradise.
  • Melik B.
    Melik BayoudiaDecember 12, 2013
    You have to take the audio tour. It is amazingly thrilling to walk through the cellblock and listen to the stories. And the Merchandising is also really good #awesome
  • Marcia B.
    Marcia Baroni SmithSeptember 24, 2014
    Great experience! The rangers give you a warm welcome speech with interesting info on the prison. Kudos to audio tour too, very nicely produced and easy to follow.
  • kaypsii
    kaypsiiDecember 25, 2014
    The audiotour is a must! Reliving history through a vivid narration and excellent audio effects! Plan to go when weather is NOT good! The atmosphere is awesome!
  • 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).
  • Elisabeth L.
    Elisabeth LongshoreOctober 16, 2016
    The audio tour is included in your visit. Also, take the "hiking trail" up to the prison. Stairs make the climb easier.
  • Catriona H.
    Catriona HunterJanuary 17, 2013
    The audio guide of the cell block is great, but moves quite quickly so it is worth pausing the guide now and again to read the information boards, admire the views etc.
  • NASA
    NASAJanuary 11, 2011
    Now that you have seen what Alcatraz looks like from the inside, click the link to see what it looks like from 220 miles above Earth aboard the International Space Station using an 800mm camera lens. Read more
  • Cory O.
    Cory O'BrienJanuary 20, 2012
    You'll have to pay for the privilege, but it's worth the trip to imagine what it must have been like to spend life on 'the rock'. Plus, you can't beat the view of the city!
  • Ulf H.
    Ulf HillstedtMay 12, 2013
    Not only a must when visiting San Fransisco. It is actually interesting and gives you nice views of the town, the Golden Gate. Do not miss the use the headphones.
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BerkennouJanuary 26, 2015
    Take the tour audio guide with you. It's a must as it makes the tour even more incredible and exciting!
  • Drew M.
    Drew MatthewsJuly 20, 2015
    If you have a kid get the junior ranger booklet from the gift shop for $1 then complete it and get sworn in as a junior ranger. Includes a really nice badge!
  • Matt
    MattSeptember 4
    The audio tour inside of the prison is excellent. Listening to the people who were actually there when the prison was open while looking in the cells made the tour.
  • Andrea A.
    Andrea AndrewsMay 16, 2011
    A total blast. Very interesting and informative. The audio tour is an award winning guide that keeps the crowds moving and engaged. A must see for sure. I hear the night tour is even more thrillin Read more
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJuly 30, 2012
    Take the eerie nighttime excursion: a narrated circuit around the island and guided tours to the main prison building (not to mention a few special programs only offered after dark).
  • Christine L.
    Book weeks/months in advance. Otherwise, check the website frequently for tickets that free up from cancellations, etc. (Refresh the page at tix office opening time, midday, and end of business day.)
  • Rennie L.
    Rennie LeonDecember 29, 2010
    The Agave Trail on the city side of the island is a must if you are visiting in the fall or early winter! Walk it on your way back to the ferry for some great shots of the city and bridges.
  • Angelos N.
    Angelos NMay 20, 2012
    The tour is well worth it. They did a great job with the electronic tourist guides. Go early to avoid lines, buy tickets prior to departure day to avoid lines.
  • Hostelling International
    Cliched maybe, but the Island is in itself a very interesting part of San Fransisco's history. The audio tour gives you an unnerving glimpse into life on the island for both prisoners and guards.
  • Caroline B.
    Caroline BlackSeptember 28, 2016
    Get the first or second boat out and skip the welcome when you get off the cruiser and head straight to the cell house to beat the crowds for the audio tour.
  • Tina W.
    Tina WarviNovember 13, 2011
    Do the nighttime tour! You can take an early eve ferry & catch the last one of the night to make the most of your time. Bring your camera & be prepared to feel chills...not just because of the cold!
  • Nicola M.
    Nicola MackenzieDecember 12, 2013
    Audio tour is fantastic! Make sure you get the right tour most just go round the island there's only one that stops on it from pier 33
  • Gyozo N.
    Gyozo NagyMarch 24, 2016
    Audio tour is perfect and this is a world famous building. You just cannot skip. Tickets are sold at least for the next two weeks. Go online;)
  • Bori 2.
    Bori 206June 9, 2011
    Skip the 1st giftshop (better selection in the prison giftshop) & head straight for the audio-tour. Next take a #free guided tour & finally explore the island. You'll need four hours. Worth it!
  • Erik H.
    Erik HomFebruary 12, 2012
    Many movies filmed here featuring this former penetentiary: The Rock, Escape from Alcatraz, View to a Kill, Birdman of Alcatraz, Murder in the First, and Book of Eli
  • Hostelling International
    Book Alcatraz in advance (online). We went there on the same day and it was sold out! We hadn't known that you have to book in advance (only very limited number of tickets sold on same day!)
  • Brad T.
    Brad TotherowJune 25, 2013
    We did the night tour. It was fine. The crowds were apparently lesser than the day crowds. If that's the case, I would hate to take the tour during the day. Very cool, nevertheless.
  • Pettran
    PettranSeptember 19, 2015
    Super interesting historic site. Take the audio tour and allow at least three hours on the island.
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelAugust 21, 2015
    Take time to savor a multitude of views: the island itself on your ferry ride, the Golden Gate Bridge from the recreation yard, and the city skyline from the paths surrounding the Cell House.
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LMay 22, 2013
    A must-do if you are visiting the Bay Area. Take the audio tour and enjoy the views on a clear day. Be sure to book ahead.
  • Alex J.
    Alex JegtnesSeptember 12, 2016
    Make sure you do the evening tour if you can, there are more arranged activities after you finish the wonderful audio tour than during the day.
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel ClarkOctober 31, 2015
    Take the night tour. Pretty spooky, with the bonus that you might get to wander around the infirmary (and the Birdman's cell).
  • Josh
    JoshJanuary 22
    A SF staple. A must visit if you haven't been. Book in advance to make sure you get the time and day you want to go.
  • Marc H.
    Marc HoppersNovember 25, 2014
    If you're a history buff, do the audio tour, listen to all the Ranger and docent talks, and hike the island.
  • Alix B.
    Alix BloodworthJuly 8, 2012
    The headset tour is wonderful. Be sure to watch the movie first. Get tickets early because it sells out two weeks in advance. Concierge can help you get tickets.
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CarterMarch 26, 2016
    Really interesting to wonder around. Quite haunting. Highly recommend, plus you get a fun boat ride over!
    HISTORYMarch 30, 2010
    Robert Stroud, "The Birdman of Alcatraz" spent 17 years in cell #42. Segregated from the prisoners, he turned to birds for company. He was the inspiration for the 1962 movie starring Burt Lancaster.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtJanuary 3, 2015
    Make sure to get the audio tour. This is one of the finest landmarks in America and you get great views of the bay
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiSeptember 5, 2015
    Go on the night tour!!! You have to book months ahead. Sick views of the city. Remember it's always freezing on the island
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiSeptember 5, 2015
    Go on the night tour!!! You have to book months ahead. Sick views of the city. Remember it's always freezing on the island.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiSeptember 5, 2015
    Go on the night tour! You have to book months ahead. Sick views of the city. Remember it's always freezing on the island.
  • Gabriel C.
    Gabriel CarmoSeptember 12, 2014
    Worth every second. The audio tour is increadible. Gives every detail of the important events! One of the best things to do in San Francisco.
  • Michelin Lifestyle
    Michelin LifestyleFebruary 24, 2011
    Lucky for you, unlike the former prisoners of Alcatraz, you can successfully escape! Make sure you have your comfy Michelin footwear with tire traction technology, to see all sites of the prison.
  • Bren P.
    Bren PearsonDecember 4, 2015
    Night tour definitely recommended! Not sure how much extra you get but even just for the view of San Francisco is amazing at night.
  • Westfield S.
    Take a trip back in time and see San Francisco’s colorful history come to life. Visit Westfield San Francisco Centre on 865 Market Street to watch our free light spectacular under the dome!
  • Amy Y.
    Amy YounghansMarch 27, 2013
    We happened to visit on the 50th Anniversary of the closing of Alcatraz. Such an incredible experience! The night tour is the best!
  • Sibely N. K.
    Sibely N. K.May 8, 2012
    Amazing! The audio tour constantly tells you what to look for and where to walk... Definitely one of the best audio tours I've done.
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobinsonSeptember 6, 2014
    Go as early as you can to avoid huge crowds, get the audio tour then go round the trails. Beautiful island.
  • Clarence L.
    Clarence LeungFebruary 8, 2015
    When it's raining, ponchos are sold at the gift shop at the dock and the bookstore on the island itself, $5.00 and $2.50 respectively.
  • lino b.
    Give yourself two hours. Make sure to book in advance. Guided tour is helpful.
  • Maria
    MariaNovember 15, 2012
    When you disembark and don't want to wait for true false waste your time questions, head up the hill go underneath the tunnel and follow signs for the cell house audio tour.
  • We Travel A.
    We Travel And BlogJanuary 16, 2015
    We hate paying for tours, but this one is actually so worth it and the audio guide is key!
  • Steven M.
    Steven MansillaDecember 9, 2015
    Amazing place with many historians, saw and listen the history about the people that work or was in this prison is something that you can't lose.
  • Amy
    AmyNovember 9, 2016
    Book the first ferry well in advance. Get off the boat, leave the tour and head straight for the prison to get the best pic.
  • The Criterion Collection
    When a highly-decorated squad of marines held San Francisco for ransom in Michael Bay's most morally complex film, THE ROCK, they chose this "escape-proof" prison as their impenetrable fortress. Read more
  • Michael C.
    Michael ClarkAugust 10, 2013
    The night tour is awesome. Includes audio tour and awesome skyline views at sunset. Extra areas are also a possibility.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 25, 2011
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST TRIATHALONSummer race: competitors jump boat (1.5-mile swim), 18-mi bike ride on the Great Highway, ending at Marina Green w/an 8-mile run.... Read more
  • Vitória S.
    Vitória SousaMay 3, 2013
    Take your time, do the audio tour! Very good! At spring the garden can not be explainable by words! Wonderful isn't enought...
  • Dhyana S.
    Dhyana ScaranoJuly 25, 2012
    Definitely worth it. Make sure you book at least 3 days ahead, especially in peak season. No tickets are sold on the day.
  • NUCRO B.
    NUCRO BLACKNovember 28, 2012
    take a tour to alcatraz and see the cell of al capone,u can take tickets from pıers close to fishermans wharf @embarcedero;)and take the wonderful view of SF
  • Vance N.
    Vance NgSeptember 27, 2013
    Highly recommend staying in cell 2. Tight space, but comes with a bonus pillow. Great for long-term stays
  • Jared Z.
    Jared ZimmermanNovember 6, 2012
    The Rock! No one escapes, especially if you miss the last ferry back. If you want to see Alcatraz you gotta buy your tickets really early.
  • Mhmtali
    MhmtaliMay 31, 2013
    Robert Stroud, "The Birdman of Alcatraz" spent 17 years in cell #42. Segregated from the prisoners, he turned to birds for company. He was the inspiration for the 1962 movie starring Burt Lancaster.
  • Patty H.
    Patty HicksJuly 16, 2016
    Great place. Take the audio tour of the cell house. It's included in your ticket and gives lots of info.
  • Daniel S.
    Reserve your tickets early - they go fast! The audio tour is spectacular, narrated by real guards and prisoners!
  • Brett B.
    Brett BertolinoJanuary 31, 2014
    Still need a ticket? 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.
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CavillMarch 2, 2016
    It's a great place to go. Bring lunch because they dont sell food in there ,only in the ferry but like snacks.
  • Mhairi S.
    Mhairi SinclairAugust 13, 2015
    Do the audio tour, it has sound effects like the cell doors opening and closing. Makes you really feel like you are experiencing Alcatraz prison life
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 13, 2014
    Don't skip the audio tour, you'll regret it. It's very well designed, fun and informative as well as interactive.
  • Emiliy M.
    Emiliy MarinoSeptember 17, 2014
    Come early in the morning to avoid the crowds. The audio tour is included and worth the 45 minutes!
  • Blake
    BlakeAugust 15, 2016
    You can pack a lunch and eat it on the island as long as you eat on the dock
  • Meetu S.
    Meetu SinghalNovember 28, 2011
    Book the tour in advance ( at least 3 days) as there is only one company organizing the tours to the island. Great trip!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiSeptember 5, 2015
    Go on the night tour & book months ahead. Sick views of the city. Remember it's always freezing on the island.
  • Felicity D.
    Felicity DOctober 13, 2012
    Save yourself 20 mins and skip the ranger lecture when you get off the boat, you need all of the time you can get on the island!
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureSeptember 30, 2014
    Even if you have an annual national-parks pass, you’ll have to pay the entry fee here; the admission actually covers the ferry ride over. Read more
  • Chris O.
    Chris OSeptember 16, 2014
    It was good to have said we have done it, but I wasn't blown away. The walking audio tour provides lots of history but results in frequent bunching of crowds.
  • Thijs N.
    Thijs NiksNovember 4, 2013
    Take the English language audio tour, it's awesome. Former inmates and guards explain the events and their routines.
  • Sandra K.
    Sandra KallmeyerNovember 6, 2014
    The audio tour is fantastic! Choose the English version to hear original voices of former inmates.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiSeptember 5, 2015
    Go on the night tour! book months ahead. Sick views of the city. Remember it's always freezing on the island.
  • Binky B.
    Binky BearMay 27, 2013
    Take you're time! The information on the audio tour is so interesting!
  • Néstor
    NéstorJune 11, 2015
    Be sure to take a coat and winter clothes with you. Even in summer. SF is very cold and Alcatraz is even colder!
  • Jc M.
    Jc MartinezApril 28, 2012
    Ve a la zona de las duchas, ahi te ofrecen una guia con audifonos muy util, en espanol es impresionante/go to showers area, they will offer a very useful guide with headphones,in Spanish is impressive
  • Nadia S.
    Nadia SilvaJanuary 14, 2014
    Audio tour is a must, and definitely go off season.
  • Brittany S.
    Brittany SherrillMarch 18, 2013
    The night tours are the best part. Make sure you go into one of the isolation cells and close your eyes. The audio tour is better than usual.
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CavillMarch 2, 2016
    It's so a great place. Bring luch because they don't sell food in there and you need like all day to see all Alcatraz.
  • Darcy C.
    Darcy CheeriosAugust 4, 2013
    A must see if your in San Fransisco. Try and put your mind in a place to appreciate it back when it was a functioning prison.
  • Veronica L.
    Veronica LeroyMay 3, 2013
    Absolutely amazing place! If you are in SF, you just have to go there! Its very windy, but wonderful.
  • mylifeisgorgeous
    mylifeisgorgeousOctober 23, 2011
    You need to make a reservation in advance, but a visit to this famous prison is a didactic experience.Take a ferry from Fisherman’s Wharf. Read more
    USA TODAYJune 22, 2012
    A half-century ago, three men made history by escaping the island fortress. They bought time by creating fake heads to fool guards during the bed check. But did the men survive? Read more
  • Tony M.
    Tony MichaelOctober 11, 2012
    Plan on staying as long as you can. I originally planned on being there 2 hours, I ended up staying for 6 hours and it flew by. There is so much to see.
  • Kay
    KayJanuary 9, 2013
    There's more to the island than the cell block! Make sure you leave yourself enough time to see everything.
  • Eduardo G.
    Eduardo GodinhoSeptember 7, 2015
    One of the bests tours I already did! Went twice and loved the tour! Must do in San Fran
    WeatherZombie.comMay 20, 2011
    While it used to be a jail, and now a tourist spot, you will want to transform Alcatraz into your home once the zombie apocalypse hits. (zombies can't swim!)
  • Patricia L.
    A must go in San Francisco. Take the audio tour and learn a little more about The Rock.
  • John P.
    John PryorOctober 31, 2011
    Do the self guided audio tour. Its free and very good. Also, wrap up cos it can be cold on 'The Rock'
  • Nadia
    NadiaOctober 13, 2015
    Make sure you can stay here a few hours, the audio tour is really worth it!
  • Brooke D.
    Brooke DeBoerJuly 2, 2014
    Best money spent while in San Francisco! Make sure you do the audio tour! So awesome!
  • Liz .
    Liz 🦎September 9, 2015
    The audio tour is great. Voiced by officers and prisoners who were in Alcatraz. Super interesting.
  • C B.
    C BaileyJune 30, 2015
    The audio tour is good, I learned a lot. Don't forget to check out the hospital
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيال
    Lovely view from the island ❤️
  • Moe S.
    Moe ShehataFebruary 26, 2016
    It's great to be able to experience a place like that, especially when it hasn't changed at all. This island held some of the most notorious criminals.
  • Lindsey S.
    Lindsey SmithJune 14, 2012
    Make sure to get the audio tour. So much information. Enjoyed hearing voices of those who were a part of this place.
  • Ana M.
    Ana MontesMay 16, 2014
    So much more than a penitentiary. .it was home to workers and their kids and is now a bird sanctuary..worth thr trip !
  • Julia Z.
    Julia ZiobroJanuary 19, 2014
    Little kids might not like the audio tour but it is free and it's much better than some I've paid money for
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah W.September 14, 2011
    Book tix in advance. Steep hills to walk up so beware. With the visit - the audio tour is very well done
  • Tiffany K.
    Tiffany KocielkoSeptember 1, 2015
    Amazing place! The audio tour ensures you get. To know all the best stories and history. Great day trip!
  • Ena T.
    Ena T 🌸April 26, 2014
    Make sure to take the ranger tour, not just the audio tours.
  • Karina L.
    Karina LopesAugust 3, 2015
    DO the guided tour. And it also has a really nice view of San Francisco skyline
  • Ronald V.
    Ronald VeltenJuly 28, 2016
    Make sure you go early and book in advance! Also dont be late for boarding!!
  • Fi V.
    Fi VeiNovember 15, 2015
    A place full of history, reserve with really enough time or you will not get in!
  • Marvin
    MarvinOctober 6, 2015
    Mandatory Minimums must go. Everything always requires context before serving a sentence.
  • Vitória S.
    Vitória SousaMay 11, 2013
    The audio tour is a must! The garden is perfect! Respect the birds space!
  • Ayaz H.
    Ayaz HyderJanuary 2
    There is relatively cheap meter parking right in front of where you take the ferry for Alcatraz.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly Walker EverittApril 26, 2013
    Take the last boat out for the night tour. Great view of the city at night and there were a few different tours.
  • Eleanor R.
    One of the most typical places to visit. Hurry up to get your tickets, the tickets sold out faster!
  • Gayle B.
    Gayle BurkholderOctober 17, 2014
    The tour is well done and it is very interesting. Worth the trip but wouldn't do it again.
  • Sean M.
    Fantastic experience! Nearly everything I hoped it would be. I want to go back as soon as the renovations are finished.
  • Myriam B.
    Myriam BoutinDecember 24, 2014
    You feel the history of the island. Very well organized.
  • E V.
    E VealJanuary 31, 2012
    Wear comfortable shoes. You have to walk all the way to the top of the island. Its a steep hill!
  • Leisha M.
    Leisha MagsisiSeptember 8, 2015
    Fun historical site to visit. Make sure you take the audio tour!
    Viator.comJanuary 27, 2012
    On the way to Alcatraz, take in the breathtaking panorama of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, and Angel Island; the Ellis Island of the West. Read more
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 30, 2011
    Did you know? Long before “The Rock” was a prison, it was likely used by indigenous Native Americans as a place of isolation or ostracization for tribe members who had violated tribal law. Read more
  • Erik H.
    Erik HomFebruary 13, 2012
    Famous movies such as the Rock, Escape from Alcatraz, Book of Eli and Birdman of Alcatraz are filmed and featured here
  • William L.
    William LindnerDecember 6, 2014
    Saw the Ai Weiwei exhibit here and really enjoyed it. Got pretty spooky when the fog rolled in.
  • Aimee W.
    Aimee WongMarch 29, 2012
    Bring a coat and definitely take the time for the free audio tour. Excellent!
  • Niamh B.
    Niamh BreslinNovember 20, 2015
    Great audio tour! Really impressive place and very captivating
  • Camilla H.
    Camilla HansenApril 20, 2016
    Do the night trip! It's absolutely the best and scariest.. You won't regret taking the later tour, trust me :D
  • Brian B.
    Brian BonomoApril 15, 2011
    Definitely do the night tour ... better feel and the hospital that is normally closed during the day is open to the public.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeAugust 16, 2011
    Great tour. Attention to inmate life in the audio tour makes the drab structure exciting.
  • Benjamin
    BenjaminAugust 9, 2014
    Audio tour is well worth it.
  • Nicholas H.
    Nicholas HermanMarch 19, 2016
    get the first boat, walk past the first guide on the island to stay ahead of the crowds, do the audio tour
  • Fulltime Families
    Fulltime FamiliesSeptember 14, 2011
    For a great day that doesn't cost you a mint... Resv 1:45 boatPack lunchPark @ 27 - 29 pier lot at 12pmHead across the street to Levi Park with your picnicEat and enjoy Head to the boat
  • Kara
    KaraMarch 5, 2011
    There's little connectivity on the island, so turn off you iPhone or else your battery life will be depleted by the time you return to SF.
  • Cristina
    CristinaJune 29, 2016
    A MUST place to visit in SFO. Buy ur tickets on the internet about 1 month on advanced.
  • Synergy B.
    Synergy ByDesignJune 2, 2013
    Definitely take the audio tour and explore. It's amazing, the history and aura of the place.
  • Gozde A.
    Gozde AygunSeptember 29, 2014
    Views from the garden, tours to main cells and Ai Wei Exhibition!
  • Yaqoob A.
    Yaqoob AlobaidliSeptember 15, 2014
    Its must must must , really enjoyed the experience , such an amazing tour
    Reserve123.comAugust 20, 2012
    Also, allow a good 2 hours for the full audio tour plus any additional browsing.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiSeptember 5, 2015
    Go on the night tour & book months ahead. Sick views of the city. it's always freezing on the island.
  • Danica B.
    Danica BurdickMarch 29, 2015
    A must see for tourists. An amazing historical experience.
  • Vibeke P.
    Vibeke PoulsenNovember 29, 2016
    Great idea with the audio tour! Remedier to book tickets months in advance
  • Angela R.
    Angela RoyalAugust 11, 2015
    Take your time and see it all. The "psych ward". The best part!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 29, 2014
    Go by lighthouse for amazing views of the city from The Rock
  • Dora
    DoraJune 30, 2010
    The “real” jails sounds on the audio tour can be scary to kids under ten. Listen in yourself and then relate the stories and factoids to the kids. Powered by Read more
  • DJ Latin Prince ✔ 
    DJ Latin Prince ✔ November 12, 2011
    Favorite landmark in San Francisco. A must visit while you are here!
  • Dan M.
    Dan Mondragón SomeraFebruary 5, 2016
    Tickets are mostly sold online. You could get them at the dock, but you should get there super early if you want to.
  • Jeshu J.
    Jeshu JayantheOctober 21, 2012
    Awesome! You should take the cruise to visit the place..! Ticket price are little high :(
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FisherAugust 10, 2013
    If your having trouble getting tickets try picking your dates on the official page and keep hitting refresh.
  • Lolo S.
    Lolo S.April 24, 2011
    The audio tour of the cell house is excellent. Definitely take the time to listen.
  • Juliette D.
    Juliette DDecember 3, 2014
    Exhibition in jail, make sure you get the tour that goes on the island!
  • Hussein B.
    Hussein Bin SalemJuly 9, 2016
    Great tour 👌🏼
  • Mi K.
    Mi K.August 27, 2015
    Such a spirit there. Must have a visit.
  • Gurmukh P.
    Gurmukh PanesarJune 21, 2015
    Super touristy but with a visit. Def do the audio tour
  • Madame No Name
    Madame No NameApril 24, 2013
    Buy your tickets early. You can do this online. The tickets sold out days before
  • Karen
    KarenAugust 30, 2010
    Really a very cool audio tour. The place is eerie! I've heard night tours are even creepier, but tix are more difficult to get.
  • Nik S.
    Nik SudanSeptember 2, 2016
    I would highly recommend the audio tour - it's free too.
  • Eric D.
    Eric DeMoneyMarch 19, 2015
    Make sure you take the audio tour!
  • Melay M.
    Melay MNovember 29, 2015
    The view from alcatraz to The city Is just amazing
  • Francesca F.
    Francesca FedrizziAugust 23, 2014
    Get the audio guide! You will be independent from any other! :)
  • Cagri A.
    If you are in SF you must visit this historic island
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GreenJanuary 9, 2013
    A ferry comes every 45 minutes, so take advantage of being able to explore on your own!
  • Elise A.
    Elise ArmstrongJune 12, 2012
    Make sure to get in line for the boat early, the seats go quickly.
  • Kristyn
    KristynDecember 13, 2011
    Hang out in D- block isolation cell 14... When the crowds have moved to the next audio tour. It's creepy!
  • Jenna F.
    Jenna FratarcangeloAugust 26, 2012
    Audio tour awesome!! Really interesting and intriguing location! A San Fran tourist must do!
  • Dilara Sultan
    Dilara SultanOctober 27, 2011
    oh you MUST do the night tour. but be sure to reserve your tix early, they are hard to come by. Read more
  • samantha
    samanthaApril 17, 2011
    don't listen to the civil war reenactor. heres the jist: don't smoke, don't touch the bird, and go to the top of the rock for your audio tour.
  • GREE Games
    GREE GamesAugust 15, 2011
    Although we love Island Tycoon, I wouldn't want to build it up on this Island!!! But some of you might!
  • Anthony
    AnthonyJuly 8, 2012
    Numerous tour boats available to see the island close up.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 10, 2012
    Try to find the shuffleboard area in the large outdoor courtyard.
  • Manrique Josué R.
    This place is unforgettable! You should go and see it by yourself!
  • Sarene L.
    Make sure you buy your tickets in advance an DON'T skip the audio tour -- it's free.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GallantAugust 30, 2014
    Do not miss the audio tour, it is excellent!
  • Haitham
    HaithamDecember 14, 2015
    Audio tour. Also book online in advance
  • Mat S.
    Mat SmithJanuary 18, 2012
    If it's a weekday, you can usually buy tickets at the ferry port.
  • Martin N.
    Martin NaviMay 17, 2011
    Do the night tour! Pay tickets in advance and enjoy the beautiful Skyline of San Francisco at night!
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KraljicNovember 2, 2014
    Do the audio tour. It's worth it!
  • Jess L.
    Jess LMarch 18, 2016
    Linger after the tour and enjoy the views of the bay and city.
  • Lindsay R.
    Lindsay RMarch 9, 2016
    Amazing!!!! If it's not sold out, you must go!
  • Megan G.
    Megan GuerraMarch 15, 2010
    Buy tickets in advance! It sells out! Also go w/a group that wants to follow the tour & start audio @the same time!!!
  • Gonca
    GoncaSeptember 30, 2014
    Must see Ai Wei Wei art exhibit about freedom with the backdrop of Alcatraz Island Prison!
  • Krzyś B.
    Krzyś BartlerJuly 28, 2016
    Audio tour was great, you feel as if you were when it was working
    BUM SQUAD DJZ WORLDWIDENovember 14, 2011
    One of our favorite locations when visiting San Francisco.. A must do on your list!
  • Alexbyalex
    AlexbyalexJune 4, 2014
    Don't forget the audio guide!
  • Ian O.
    Ian OzsvaldSeptember 16, 2012
    Get the combined trip with Angel Island. Remember that food isn't served on Alcatraz Island
  • Katelyn
    KatelynFebruary 26, 2011
    you need 2-3 days to see the island. 1 day is a history overload. but a must see when in san francisco.
  • Jared
    JaredOctober 27, 2014
    Our group went, and only busted out 47.5 The Rock mentions.
  • Catarina S.
    Catarina SilvaJune 16, 2013
    Use the headphones for the tour!!!! Amazing discriptions of alcatraz history!!! :)
    Reserve123.comSeptember 10, 2011
    Book your tickets in advance online to avoid long lines and sell-outs.
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelNovember 28, 2016
    If you get a chance visit it during Un-thanksgiving 😊
  • Paul R.
    Paul RogersAugust 11, 2014
    Night your is really good for atmosphere
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly KeeferFebruary 22, 2013
    Best tourist part of SF. Plan for a 3/4 hour visit
  • Julian N.
    Julian NamOctober 21, 2011
    Things to do here (or next time): Audio Tour. Night Tour. Things NOT to do here: try to swim back to SF.
  • Jasmine P.
    Jasmine PangFebruary 11, 2015
    A good walk into the history! Attend the talks by the rangers - they are totally entertaining!
  • Tim L.
    Tim LMarch 2, 2014
    Definitely do the audio tour! Amazing
  • Mark C.
    Mark ClaassenSeptember 8, 2010
    At the courtyard, go to other end where's a doorshaped hole in the wall. From there you'll get great view over the bridge.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieFebruary 16, 2011
    Make sure everyone you're with starts the audio tour at the same time - and doesn't pause!
  • Naily G.
    Naily GJune 8, 2015
    A must do if visiting San Francisco, check out the birds
  • Jens H.
    Jens HeimNovember 4, 2011
    Impressive. Buy tickets one day before going to the island so you don't have to wait...
  • Troy
    TroyOctober 26, 2015
    With the wait to see this historical island.
  • Drew S.
    Drew SharpeApril 26, 2010
    Make sure you purchase tickets in advance. There are some great views of the bay, SF and the bridges from here
  • Samantha C.
    Samantha CrumJune 2, 2014
    Amazing audio tour.
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua ChaneyMarch 16, 2015
    Don't forget to go by Cell 14D in D-block.
  • Ken F.
    Ken FineNovember 1, 2010
    Don't miss the Agave Trail -- it's easy to pass over. Beautiful and interesting.
  • Tori J.
    Tori JNovember 1, 2012
    Amazing! The audio tour was great!
  • Lauren R.
    Lauren RoseAugust 26, 2014
    Tickets sell out way in advance.. If you need last minute tix, wait online starting at 5 am.
  • Elia S.
    Elia SheldonApril 2, 2012
    The audio tour is 45 minutes and totally worth it.
  • Clément S.
    Clément SauvageJune 17, 2016
    A must see if you're stop by SF
  • Roland F.
    Roland FreiseMarch 31, 2013
    Take the climb behind the prison cell to get away ...
  • Mishell P.
    Mishell PaulinoJune 24, 2013
    The best time to go is April to May or Sept. to Oct. (warm and sunny).
  • Yukino K.
    Yukino KondoMarch 19, 2012
    The audio guide was very informative and entertaining.
  • Matty L.
    Matty LMarch 22, 2014
    Do the audio tour. You do not need the $1 map.
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinApril 23
    Give yourself at least two hours and prepare to walk.
  • Nic N.
    Nic NeinkenNovember 19, 2014
    Ai Wei Wei was totally worth the trip to the Rock!
  • Jared C.
    Jared CraneJuly 8, 2013
    Take the audio tour, it is very good.
  • Katie
    KatieAugust 21, 2012
    Dress warmly, the wind will chill you to the bone in any season.
  • Rebekah A.
    Rebekah AdamsJanuary 16
    The view, the history, the fact I get to leave!!!
  • Kerem C.
    Kerem CaliskanApril 22, 2015
    Go there for 360 degrees panorama of SF.
  • Mareka S.
    Mareka StakeMay 3, 2011
    The audio tour is simply the best way to experience this creepy cool place.
  • Martin H.
    Martin HuttonSeptember 17, 2015
    What a great place you should definitely visit
  • Alexey P.
    Alexey PatosinJune 9, 2013
    One of the most depressive place I ever been. It is really more depressive than my high school during exams
  • Danny O.
    Danny OlivaMay 5, 2012
    Very famous old prison. The tour is a spooky at night
  • Rosa E.
    Rosa EspinalNovember 13, 2010
    Get tickets in advance, get there early, get the audio tour
  • Kimmo S.
    Kimmo SJune 2
    The audio tour is fantastic.
  • Mei L.
    Mei LinOctober 1, 2012
    The night tours are hauntingly creepy and the absolute best
  • Marv F.
    Marv FreedAugust 18, 2011
    Bring jacket, gets cold on the open water, even in summer.
  • Guy C.
    Guy CarterSeptember 7, 2014
    Great tour of the island
  • Camila I.
    Camila IwazakiMarch 22, 2016
    Audio tour for sure.
  • Catriona H.
    Catriona HunterJanuary 17, 2013
    Try to get a morning ferry, that way you won't feel pressured by the last boat deadline.
  • James H.
    James HaleApril 1, 2013
    I did both day and night tours, the night was better although much cooler
  • Ugur Kagan D.
    Ugur Kagan DinçsoyJune 13, 2015
    History of old prison films..
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 24, 2011
    Don't miss the night tour! Both creepy and amazing! Read more
  • Graham C.
    Graham CastellanoJuly 15, 2013
    Reserve your trip in advance.
  • Justin W.
    Justin WhittakerApril 25, 2013
    This September, don't forget to catch The Real Housewives of Alcatraz, only on BRAVO.
  • Richard B.
    Richard BurgerNovember 15, 2011
    Head-set tour too hard to stay with. Just enjoy the history
  • Stephanie S.
    Talk the first or last boats and buy tickets way in advance.
  • Gabriel M.
    Gabriel MoraesJuly 20, 2013
    the audio tour is amazing!!!
  • Kammy k.
    Kammy kamOctober 4, 2011
    Get tickets in advance. Watch the movie and read information in the theater building.
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HitztalerDecember 31, 2011
    Be sure to order your tickets in advance
  • Doug A.
    Doug AlesJuly 2, 2015
    Nice history tour
    DANIELOctober 11, 2010
    There may not be food on the island, but there are cheese-stuffed pretzels on the boat. Delicious and at $2.50 2. ;)
  • Smithsonian Channel
    Smithsonian ChannelJune 23, 2011
    Confinement wasn’t the only punishment that awaited inmates at “The Rock.” Prisoners could always see yachts circling around the island and the city lights just 1.5 miles away. (From Aerial America) Read more
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MurphyJanuary 8, 2012
    Alcatraz was the site of the first lighthouse built on the Pacific Coast
  • Carrie P.
    Carrie ParksOctober 20, 2010
    Such a great tour. Take the time to do the audio tour
  • Bre R.
    Bre RozApril 14, 2015
    Sometimes they being prisoners back to hold book signings. Say hi to him, if there is one there.
  • Trevor N.
    Trevor NashleanasMay 21, 2012
    The audio tour is well worth it!
  • Abdulaziz A.
    Abdulaziz AMarch 15, 2016
    Very good tour
  • David K.
    David KAugust 6, 2015
    Good audio tour
  • Sri K.
    Sri KanthNovember 25, 2012
    Try the restrooms!! They r cool !
  • Fahad A.
    Fahad AlqattanNovember 4, 2015
    A must if ur in sf , take evening tour
  • Beth C.
    Beth CharlesworthMay 15, 2012
    My favourite place to visit in San Fran. Mystery lurks at every corner.
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayMay 20, 2013
    SCREW THE AUDIO TOUR! Walk around the cells like the inmates did and get a pure sense of what it was like to be contained. This place is the funnest tourist trap of all time and the ferry is awesome!
  • Click P.
    Click PaidApril 30, 2013
    Great place to visit...wouldn't want to live there!
  • Alejandro M.
    Alejandro Muñiz DelgadoSeptember 20, 2011
    Early bird hour is the best moment to visit the prison.
  • Frederik V.
    Frederik VanrenterghemAugust 31, 2011
    Skip the ranger's intro to get a headstart. Audio guide is above.
  • Clay F.
    Clay FoxOctober 23, 2011
    Everyone should visit the Rock at least once.
  • Mohit S.
    Mohit SethMay 31, 2013
    Do bring a coat over there even if it is summer and sunny.
  • Natalie C.
    Natalie ChesterDecember 11, 2014
    Audio tour was fantastic!
  • Karen
    KarenAugust 28, 2010
    Buy your tix well in advance, arrive early and eat before you go!
  • Carlis L.
    Carlis LollieNovember 2
    Great place! Well preserved.
  • Ann S.
    Ann SwellcityguideOctober 1, 2016
    Love the history and audio tour
  • Candid Cuisine
    Candid CuisineJune 25, 2015
    The view is spectacular
  • Isadore C.
    Isadore CalderonJanuary 27, 2013
    Visit a prison museum. Walk the hallways of America's most infamous prison.
  • Katelyn
    KatelynOctober 8, 2011
    another must when visiting San Francisco. It is alot of history in one day.
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 28, 2011
    Hm, that's not so fierce – Alcatraz means pelican in Spanish. The rocky island was a military fort before it became a prison.
  • Serhii L.
    Serhii LutskoJanuary 14
    Historical landmark
  • Puu K.
    Puu KampolratanaFebruary 21, 2015
    Fresh air was enough for the trip
  • Manu A.
    Manu AlfaroAugust 21, 2014
    Visiting "The Rock"
  • Queenie V.
    Queenie VatchaApril 2, 2013
    Do the night tour, seriously. It will be so much more dramatic.
  • Larry J. O.
    Larry J. OdomOctober 10, 2015
    The best time ever and would do it again
  • National Wildlife Federation
    Did you know... at Alcatraz Island you can witness the breeding behavior of seven species of seabirds... now that's birdwatching! Read more
  • Liam K.
    Liam Kelly SullivanApril 3, 2011
    Beautiful view of the city from outside the warden's office!
  • Terry M.
    Terry MeadowsAugust 21, 2014
    Best way to spend the day
  • Merel B.
    Merel BackersFebruary 23, 2015
    Impressive audio tour!
  • Cass C.
    Cass CMay 7, 2011
    Get the green mush in the dining hall.
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.August 6, 2012
    This is a nice place 2 go 2 & see an old prison.
  • Jaquie S.
    Jaquie SosaJanuary 25, 2016
    The view you can get from here is amazing, it's kind of cold though... so you better bring your coat if you're not used to be in windy weathers.
  • Michael P.
    Michael ParrishAugust 31, 2013
    The Rock! The swim doesn't look that bad
  • Bas Talaythai
    Bas TalaythaiMarch 17, 2013
    Grab something to eat before boarding.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PrthMarch 12, 2014
    Get your audio guide asap
  • Austin B.
    Austin BaumannNovember 10, 2014
    Alcatrazzzz #prison #life #sanfrancisco #fall
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan ChangJuly 28, 2010
    Fantastic view of the city from the island. Breath taking.
  • Meshal
    MeshalSeptember 25, 2013
    If you disobey the rules of society, they send you to prison; if you disobey the rules of the prison, they send you to Alcatraz.
  • Marina B.
    Marina BarrosDecember 15, 2012
    Great audio tour!!
  • Bigg Dogg
    Bigg DoggJuly 21, 2013
    Buy tickets a month or 2 before
  • Angie
    AngieApril 30, 2014
    Try Seatcatraz!
  • Kevin v.
    Kevin van PeltJuly 25, 2016
    Do the walking audio tour!
  • Steve R.
    Steve RacelisApril 2, 2013
    Say hi to Jojo the ghost in the warden's house!
  • Vanessa M.
    Vanessa MurrayJanuary 17, 2012
    Take the walking tour, well worth it.
    SNOCRUOctober 30, 2012
    Gentlemen welcome to the rock
  • Movie Mayor
    Movie MayorOctober 15, 2010
    In 1996's "The Rock" Sean Connery is shocked to hear they've turned Alcatraz into a tourist destination, then goes on to rescue it from a terrorist takeover with sidekick Nicolas Cage Read more
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CavillMarch 2, 2016
    Get tickets online!
  • Melay M.
    Melay MNovember 29, 2015
    The history and The view
  • Lynman
    LynmanJuly 16, 2012
    great self-guided tour
  • R.
    Coming summertime? Make your reservation- trips get booked up!
  • Amy W.
    Amy WiddowsonSeptember 13, 2011
    Do the audio tour, it may be the best part
  • Grace J.
    Grace JensenJanuary 23, 2012
    Soooooooo fun! Romantic even!
  • Mountain's G.
    Mountain's GarageFebruary 23, 2013
    Take the headphone tour, Awesome!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BondMarch 25, 2012
    Go to the bathroom before the audio tour :)
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CavillMarch 2, 2016
    Get tickets online
  • Bob C.
    Bob CarltonAugust 2, 2013
    Alcatraz, it is more than just a prison...
  • Kate C.
    Kate CashJanuary 16, 2012
    In its 29 years of operation, there were 14 escape attempts involving 36 inmates. None of the escape attempts were successful.
  • Rommel B.
    Rommel BlezaApril 25, 2011
    fully booked today!!!!!!come back tom..sigh!
  • El Jefe
    El JefeMay 22, 2013
    I'm out on good behavior!
  • Tangerine M.
    Tangerine ManningMay 21, 2011
    5000 people visit a day!! Amazing history!
  • Doug N.
    Doug NuferJuly 4, 2013
    Did you know...there's a tangram puzzle of Alcatraz? Read more
  • Edith
    EdithNovember 12, 2012
    Buy a ticket in advance.
  • Choak O.
    Choak O'ConnellJune 30, 2011
    The audio-tour rocks!
  • Ethan L.
    Ethan LiAugust 16, 2015
    There's free wifi!
  • Sue W.
    Sue WitmerDecember 23, 2010
    A must see when in San Francisco
  • Kelpen H.
    Kelpen HagenJune 5, 2010
    Book your tickets 24 hours in advance (online) - or be disappointed
  • Aaron R.
    Aaron RedmondDecember 17, 2015
    The audio tour
  • Amber C.
    Amber Carson MillerMarch 3, 2013
    It's more than a prison.
  • ✈ Chris S.
    ✈ Chris S 🇮🇹November 17, 2010
    Definitely go for the audio tour
  • Xymon M.
    Xymon MartinMarch 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Add me up on instagram: xymonsays
  • Alex A.
    Alex AguerosNovember 25, 2010
    A must do if visiting San Francisco
  • Cameron W.
    Cameron WentkerFebruary 20, 2015
    Ideal Valentine's Day destination.
  • Sami C.
    Sami CMay 26, 2013
    Check out the prison!
  • James C.
    James CJuly 29, 2013
    Do it. Enough said.
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BrookeSeptember 12
    look from afar, then watch a documentary or something
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CavillMarch 2, 2016
    Get tickets in online.
  • Michelle
    MichelleOctober 20, 2014
    Great tour
  • Abby M.
    Abby MSeptember 5, 2011
    Volunteer Stan Cordes "Escapes" tour is great.
  • Scott G.
    Scott GellerAugust 14, 2013
    try the free rent
  • Mackenzie P.
    Mackenzie PriceJuly 15, 2010
    Thought it may of been boring but was mistaken. Was really fun. :)
  • Deyvisson O.
    Deyvisson OliveiraSeptember 22, 2011
    Ask for an habeas corpus.
  • Mark K.
    Mark KlapperAugust 14, 2010
    The audio tour is great.
  • Diegorj
    DiegorjAugust 31, 2011
    best tourist attraction
  • Katie B.
    Katie BrighamSeptember 12, 2013
    Bring a flyswatter.
  • Luis B.
    Luis BalcedaOctober 17, 2011
    audio tour is siiiick
  • Marcos D.
    Marcos DumónOctober 16, 2013
    Yayy amazinggg ;)
  • Martine P.
    Martine PedersenMarch 3, 2015
    Very interesting.
  • Lokman ç.
    Lokman çiçekSeptember 20, 2012
  • Galina B.
    Galina BerezovskayaOctober 18, 2014
    Take this tour!
  • Thalia K.
    Thalia KFebruary 1, 2010
    The concessions on the ferry cost half as much as the ones on the dock!
  • DJ Latin Prince ✔ 
    DJ Latin Prince ✔ November 11, 2011
    visit Al Capone's cell!
  • Roberto R.
    Roberto RyanJuly 29, 2011
    The night tours are VERY cool!!!!
  • Abdullah A.
    Abdullah AlAbbadJanuary 18, 2013
    Try the night tours
  • Alex K.
    Alex KobzikMarch 15, 2013
    A bird just shat on my head. Wear a hat.
  • rosario i.
    rosario iacovinoJanuary 2, 2011
    join mandura corporate business, Health and Wellness: Read more
  • Jamie M.
    Jamie MillsApril 7, 2014
    Check out the night cruise.
  • Manuel A.
    Manuel Arroz JesusJanuary 24, 2013
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MorrisonAugust 5, 2010
    Find the birds throw up when they get scared. Raise your arms in the air and yell a lot to watch them projectile vomit. Very funny.
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RibeiroSeptember 4, 2014
    Simplesmente impressionante!
  • Chad S.
    Chad StollerSeptember 11, 2011
    Don't forget to turn off the lights.
  • Lidia Betsabe C.
    Nice place to "forget" your mother-in-law ;)
  • Etienne
    EtienneSeptember 30, 2013
  • Nick C.
    Nick CoccoMay 26, 2010
    Cool looking place, didn't get to go on the island though.
  • Melody S.
    Melody SunDecember 15, 2012
    It's sunshine ,i like it!
  • elle l.
    elle lunaMay 1, 2011
    No alcohol served on the way to Alcatraz, just on the way back.
  • Greg W.
    Greg WohlenbergOctober 13, 2010
    Gotta do the night tour, very cool!
  • Jose G.
    Jose GMarch 2, 2013
    Welcome to the Rock
  • Rem K.
    Rem KoningNovember 30, 2015
    Prison yard.
  • SooFoo
    SooFooFebruary 28, 2012
    Enjoy the water...or perhaps not...
  • Caitlin J.
    Caitlin JamesJanuary 8, 2014
    $38/adult tickets
  • Chris C.
    Chris CrowellMay 18, 2012
    Learn your lesson
  • Kelly Kate
    Kelly KateFebruary 2, 2011
  • Shooter S.
    Shooter SuzukiOctober 30, 2011
    Must visit
  • David S.
    David StoyJune 20, 2016
    Not worth the money boat ride over and back was awesome
  • Craig H.
    Craig HarrisNovember 14, 2011
    Eat first. Tour second.
  • Alan D.
    Alan DepMarch 23, 2010
    I grew up in the Bay Area and have never been here :\
  • Mark C.
    Mark ClaassenSeptember 8, 2010
    Take the English Audio Tour!
  • Derick W.
    Derick WinnApril 30, 2014
    No squish pennies...
  • Mark D.
    Mark DeweyApril 8, 2010
    Get the iPhone tour - it rocks! App store keyword ALCATRAZ.
  • Arnaldo C.
    Arnaldo CruzMarch 27, 2013
    Welcome Indians !!!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RiveraJuly 19, 2013
  • German T.
    German TomasAugust 24, 2015
  • Andrew
    AndrewMarch 31, 2013
    Smells like Al Capone's flatulants.
  • Erwin L.
    Erwin LemiOctober 29, 2011
    interesting but beyond scary.
  • Johnny K.
    Johnny KuoAugust 18, 2010
    Ask a Ranger for a backstage tour!
  • Dan G.
    Dan GreenyerMarch 20, 2010
    Head out for the cruise and tour of Alcatraz...
  • Thomas D.
    Thomas DelormeAugust 18, 2010
    buy in advance!
  • Angel S.
    Angel SámanoMay 14, 2012
    Forgive me for this but this prision looks so gay...
  • Chloe S.
    Chloe SubervilleJanuary 9, 2012
    Do not kayak here
  • Glenda B.
    Glenda B 🙌July 10, 2009
    Check out D Block. Sit in a solitary confinement cell, and then shut your eyes.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BFebruary 27, 2010
    Audio is great !!!
  • Niki
    NikiMay 18, 2010
    Must see!!!
  • Avantika P.
    Avantika PrabhakaraJanuary 17, 2010
    Highly recommend the night tour!
  • Tom L.
    Tom LiuDecember 15, 2009
    get the audio tour
  • Alex A.
    Alex ArpMarch 22, 2010
    Have to Capture a Ghost on Camera..
  • Philipp R.
    Philipp ReichardtJune 14, 2010
    Don't help prisoners escape!
  • loriw
    loriwAugust 16, 2010
    Need tickets today!!!
  • Reno
    RenoDecember 24, 2010
    Don't live here
  • Allyson S.
    Allyson ScharpfMarch 22, 2010
    doing time
  • Connor J.
    Connor JamesApril 20, 2014
    Don't waste your time
  • Fran I.
    Fran InchaustiJanuary 10
    Impresionante, se siente la energía de lo que paso allí a cada paso. La autoguia es buenisima, si sabes ingles hacerla en ese idioma ya que las voces son las originales de los guardias y prisioneros.
  • Guilherme 梅.
    Guilherme 梅田November 2, 2016
    Compre seus ingressos com muita antecedēncia! Eles acabam muito rápido! E se der certo, faça o TOUR NOTURNO!! Ja fiz os dois (dia e noite) e garanto que o noturno é mais divertido!
  • Rafael Freitas S.
    Melhor passeio de San Francisco. Possui o audio tour em português é perfeito. Compre o ingresso com antecedência pela internet e aproveite.
  • Nasser M.
    Nasser MMarch 4, 2016
    يوجد فيلم وثائقي يعرض قصة الجزيرة وأنصح بمشاهدته في بداية الزيارة ،، التجربة جميلة لمدة قصيرة فقط لكن لا يوجد شيء مميز .. العبارة تغادر كل 25 دقيقة ،،
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroAugust 25, 2014
    Se estiver por SF vale a pena conhecer a história da prisão mais famosa dos USA, além de ter uma linda vista da cidade de SF!
  • Patricia G.
    O tour através de áudio, em Português, fez toda a diferença. Os homens narrando as experiências vividas ali, nos faz imaginar o que acontecia naquela época. Visita interessante. Grata surpresa.
  • Claudia G.
    Claudia GoñíaMay 24, 2016
    Este panorama es lo mejor de SF, tour con audio guía es maravilloso y esta en español. EXCELENTE
  • michele b.
    michele boccaliniJune 11, 2015
    Alcatraz è una esperienza fantastica , assolutamente da vedere. 38$ che meritano assolutamente di essere spesi. Consiglio : prenotate in anticipo online
  • Angel David R.
    De lo mejor de las ciudad. Una maravilla de visita. La audioguía es completa, amena y divertida
  • Gabriela Z.
    Gabriela ZagoApril 12, 2016
    Atração surpreendentemente interessante. O tour de áudio vale muito a pena. Seria interessante poder com uma prisão de mesmo tipo (federal de segurança máxima) no Brasil.
  • Gerardo L.
    Gerardo LourdesJune 1, 2016
    El tour de audio es buenísimo, si sabes inglés lo recomiendo pues hay grabaciones originales de reos.
  • Hendrik G.
    Hendrik GebhardtJune 6, 2015
    Unbedingt die Audio-Tour in Anspruch nehmen. Nur so erfährt man einige interessante Hintergründe und Erfahrungsberichte.
  • Rafael B.
    Rafael BorroSeptember 18, 2014
    Vale muito a pena visitar, lembrar de comprar o bilhete antecipado, se deixar pra última hora não encontra, lugar com uma vista linda de San Francisco
  • Clarice L.
    Clarice LongMay 9, 2016
    Tão legal passear de veleiro e ver a famosa ilha de Alcatraz!!! Com direito a audioguia em português: :)
  • tasteeverything
    tasteeverythingApril 19, 2016
    Recomiendo ampliamente el audiotour. Me gustó más el tour de la noche que el del día. Saliendo pueden ir a cenar.
  • Tanja
    TanjaOctober 4, 2014
    Die Audio-Tour ist sehr gut gemacht. Von Alcatraz aus hat man einen Panoramablick über die Bay.
  • Rafael Freitas S.
    O lugar é sensacional. Vale muito a pena a visita. Se possível compre os tickets com antecedência, visto que a procura é grande.
  • Claudia F.
    Claudia Flores AriasFebruary 3, 2016
    ¿Estas en San Francisco? DEBES venir. Haz el recorrido con audio y sigue las instrucciones; es un lugar fascinante
  • Alessandra F.
    Alessandra FerreiraApril 23, 2014
    A vista é maravilhosa e no ponto de vista histórico vale muito a pena conhecer.
  • Madame No Name
    Madame No NameApril 24, 2013
    Adaya çiktiğınız ve hikayeleri dinlediğiniz zaman adanın etkisini ve gücünü hissedebilirsiniz! Biletler en az 4 gün önce online alınmalı! Biz şanslıydık son dakikada bilet bulduk! Mutlaka gidilmeli
  • Artiom
    ArtiomOctober 19, 2015
    Суперская экскурсия, стоит своих денег. Гид на русском имеется
  • Sophie W.
    A ne pas manquer! A faire avec l'audio guide afin d'avoir les info. réservez À L'AVANCE.
  • Helen .
    Helen 🦒September 26, 2013
    Traga seu passaporte, tem um carimbo de visita a Alcatraz no fim do passeio :-).
  • Janainna B.
    Janainna BrittoMarch 18, 2014
    Não pode deixar de conhecer!!! Incrível!! É importante seguir as orientações conforme o fone.
  • Patrícia T.
    Patrícia TavaresMay 30, 2015
    Visita obrigatória!!👍🏻👍🏻 tem áudio em vários idiomas, inclusive português!!!😉
  • M.
    Die Audiotour ist wirklich empfehlenswert!
  • Alexbyalex
    AlexbyalexJune 4, 2014
    Prenez un audio guide pour visiter les cellules!
  • Anderson  C.
    Anderson  CamposAugust 30, 2015
    Incredible!!!! Mas, atenção:Tickets apenas pela internet e com alguns meses de antecedência. Nem arrisque outra possibilidade.
  • Dario
    DarioFebruary 12, 2015
    La experiencia fue increíble
  • JP F.
    JP FerreiraSeptember 12, 2011
    Faca o tour das celas com o audio em Portugues :-) e cuidado com o vento da area de recreacao
  • Priscilla B.
    Priscilla BulnesMarch 9, 2016
    No olvides caminar por toda la isla y explorar las vistas.
  • Eduardo G.
    Eduardo GJanuary 11, 2016
    Amazing place! Dan ganas de quedarse a vivir ahí👍🏻
  • Jens K.
    Jens KDecember 23, 2012
    Am besten die erste Tour morgens früh nehmen, dann ist die Insel noch nicht so überlaufen.
  • Mário E.
    Mário EliseiSeptember 14, 2013
    Alcatraz Island Patrimônio Histórico, Parque e Ilha in San Francisco
  • ⚡ KEKE ⚡ W.
    Lugar com uma energia inigualável.. Imperdível..
  • Jorge M.
    Jorge MartinezMarch 9, 2016
    Reserven con tiempo el tour nocturmo
  • Ariela C.
    Ariela CarrilloFebruary 23, 2013
    Mira la pelicula "Escape from Alcatraz " con Client Eastwood antes de ir, asi entiendes mas Los escenarios y Es mas interesante
  • Maria V.
    Maria VasilyevaMay 16, 2014
    Audio guide на русском нет. Если нет смысла брать его на английском,то скажите о этом при входе в cell house-вернут 10 долларов наличкой.
  • YunHee C.
    YunHee ChoiApril 1, 2014
    산책하기 좋은 길. 지루하지 않은 음성투어!
  • Tendance M.
    Tendance MlleDecember 24, 2015
    Un incontournable, réserver vos places tôt
  • Tobi D.
    Tobi DirksOctober 13, 2015
    Ein Traum bei Sonnenuntergang auf der Insel zu sein!
  • Kevin A.
    Kevin Ahumada.July 30, 2013
    No olviden poner pausa al tour auditivo, si no se pierden la historia en el orden que ven la cárcel.
  • Carol B.
    Carol BarrosOctober 13, 2014
    Vale a pena visitar. Lugar e sensacao unicos
  • Bia C.
    Bia CidadeMay 21, 2012
    Áudio guide em português!!! Excelente passeio.
  • YunHee C.
    YunHee ChoiJune 18, 2014
    조용하고 생각하기 좋음
  • Sandra d.
    Sandra del RiegoAugust 10, 2014
    La mejor audio guía de la historia!
  • Stephane L.
    Stephane LabarqueSeptember 28, 2015
    Bonne visite, audio guide très pratique
  • Jordi M.
    Jordi M SAugust 14, 2016
    La audio guía es increíble!
  • Иван М.
    Иван МухинNovember 9, 2011
    Недавно помогал знакомому выбраться из этого общежития, у него в комнате замок заклинило. Вахтеры - звери!
  • Nicolas S.
    Nicolas SwarzAugust 19, 2014
    Si estas en SFO, tenes que venir aca!
  • Di U.
    Di UrrutiaSeptember 5, 2013
    visita obligada si andan por SF :D
  • Francois P.
    Francois PichardJuly 31, 2012
    La visite vaut vraiment le coup, prenez le temps de vs balader pr découvrir cet endroit vraiment différent ; pensez à réserver à l'avance ; l'aller-retour en bateau est aussi un plaisir
  • Ju
    JuOctober 7, 2016
    Tem que ir e pegue o fone que conta a história do local!!!
  • Ahmad M.
    Ahmad MesawaJune 2, 2013
    تجربة رااااائعة جداً
  • Santiago Nicolás B.
    Santiago Nicolás BreaJanuary 12, 2012
    Hagan el AudioTour, vale mucho la pena.
  • Aree G.
    Aree GatesSeptember 14, 2015
    Excelente audio tour!
  • Elena K.
    Elena KucherenkoMay 16, 2015
    Рекомендую к посещению!
  • YunHee C.
    YunHee ChoiJune 18, 2014
    오디오 투어 나름 재밌음!!!!
  • Sinuhé L.
    Sinuhé LópezJanuary 24
  • Gustavo J.
    Gustavo Joseph CamargoSeptember 21, 2013
    As moscas são definitivamente um grande empecilho.
  • Anna S.
    Anna SchirokJanuary 13, 2013
    Ein Besuch Wert ;-)
  • KSKN
    KSKNFebruary 22, 2016
  • Sandra C.
    Sandra CastellviMarch 26, 2014
  • Paulo H.
    Paulo HornJanuary 3, 2012
    Passar antes na feira no Porto !
  • Anil
    AnilOctober 24, 2012
    Masum diiliz hic birimizzzzz
  • Balázs L.
    Balázs LipóczkiNovember 28, 2011
    Nem kell magyarázni szerintem, érdemes megnézni, ha épp arra jársz.. :D
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