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Alcatraz & Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Sausalito & Golden Gate

by Bay Crossings Duration 1d Features animals Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
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Explore the history of one of San Francisco's most iconic landmarks—Alcatraz Island. After a ferry ride, travel back in time to the days of Al Capone and Robert Stroud at the site that housed the notorious criminals. Later, board a ferry for a trip to the picturesque seaside town of Sausalito.

Board your ferry at the harbor and get whisked away across the bay to Alcatraz Island, the site that served as a prison for some of America's most dangerous criminals between 1934 and 1963. Step inside the cellhouse for an audio tour that takes you back in time.

Though the prison is rooted in infamy, the island itself is stunning, with rare flowers, nesting sea birds and 19th century buildings.

Following your trip to Alcatraz, enjoy a scenic ferry ride to the charming city of Sausalito overlooking Richardson Bay. Scope out the seals playing in the water, visit an array of interesting art galleries and boutiques, or grab lunch at one of the area's spectacular waterfront restaurants.

Your tour also includes a hop-on hop-off trolley pass beginning in Sausalito. Sit back and relax as the bus takes you through the seaside town and then south to 2 vista points at the Golden Gate Bridge. Hop off and walk over the Bridge before getting back on to catch the return ferry ride back to San Francisco.

Bus route stops include:

  • Marina Plaza Harbor/Bay Model Visitor Center
  • Downtown Sausalito
  • Horseshoe Bay
  • Golden Gate Bridge North Vista Point
  • Golden Gate Bridge South Vista Point

Explore the history of one of San Francisco's most iconic landmarks—Alcatraz Island. After a ferry ride, travel back in time to the days of Al Capone and Robert Stroud at the site that housed the notorious criminals. Later, board a ferry for a trip to the picturesque seaside town of Sausalito.

Board your ferry at the harbor and get whisked away across the bay to Alcatraz Island, the site that served as a prison for some of America's most dangerous criminals between 1934 and 1963. Step inside the cellhouse for an audio tour that takes you back in time.

Though the prison is rooted in infamy, the island itself is stunning, with rare flowers, nesting sea birds and 19th century buildings.

Following your trip to Alcatraz, enjoy a scenic ferry ride to the charming city of Sausalito overlooking Richardson Bay. Scope out the seals playing in the water, visit an array of interesting art galleries and boutiques, or grab lunch at one of the area's spectacular waterfront restaurants.

Your tour also includes a hop-on hop-off trolley pass beginning in Sausalito. Sit back and relax as the bus takes you through the seaside town and then south to 2 vista points at the Golden Gate Bridge. Hop off and walk over the Bridge before getting back on to catch the return ferry ride back to San Francisco.

Bus route stops include:

  • Marina Plaza Harbor/Bay Model Visitor Center
  • Downtown Sausalito
  • Horseshoe Bay
  • Golden Gate Bridge North Vista Point
  • Golden Gate Bridge South Vista Point
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Alcatraz & Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Sausalito & Golden Gate

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

San Francisco

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus - Sausalito

    Humboldt Avenue between Bay and Anchor streets

    Sausalito

  • Bay Crossings

    San Francisco Ferry Building 1 Ferry Plaza Store #22

    San Francisco


Highlights

  • Chance to explore the cellhouses at infamous Alcatraz Island

  • View of stunning San Francisco skyline from across the water

  • Scenic ferry ride from San Francisco to enchanting Sausalito

  • Trolley tour to explore charming Sausalito at your own pace

  • Up-close views of the area's sights with 2 Golden Gate stops


Inclusions

  • Admission to Alcatraz Island

  • 1-day hop-on hop-off trolley pass in Sausalito

  • Roundtrip ferry transportation to Alcatraz Island

  • Roundtrip ferry tickets to Sausalito


Know Before You Book

  • In most cases the tours in July and August will need to be split up between two days since many Alcatraz departure times are midday. You will receive confirmation of your exact departure time after you submit your passenger list. This time cannot be changed and Alcatraz tickets are non-refundable.

  • The date you chose will be for your Alcatraz tour and the Sausalito/Golden Gate tour can be taken at any time on any date before or after your booked Alcatraz tour..

  • The first ferry from Pier 41 to Sausalito is at 10:55 AM and the last ferry back to San Francisco is at 9:10 PM.

  • Hop-on Hop-off Trolley hours of operation are 10:30 AM–5:30 PM, departing every 30 minutes. The last trolley tour from downtown Sausalito departs at 4:30 PM. Each full loop lasts approximately 60 minutes.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time for the Alcatraz Ferry.

  • There will be a tour packet waiting for you at the San Francisco Ferry Building with instructions, tickets and vouchers.

  • We highly recommend you pick up your tour packet at least 1 day prior to your activity date. Contact joel@baycrossings.com to make other arrangements.

  • Children four years and under are complimentary.


Alcatraz & Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Sausalito & Golden Gate ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5

1/5 Jul 07, 2018

Could have had better explanation on the hop on/off trolley bus part of the tour. Sales person at Bay Crossings was not helpful at all, in fact thought she was rather snippy whe I asked questions.

4/5 Jul 05, 2018

Alcatraz and ferry to Sausalito was great and well worth time and money. Would rather have had a San Francisco hop on-hop off. Never needed or used the one in Sausalito. Everything we wanted to do and see was on the main strip.

Kathey W

United States

4/5 Jul 05, 2018

Alcatraz trip was great. Bad part was that Bay Crossings sold Sausalito combination hop on hop off and waited until July 2nd to tell us that no hop on hop off was available on July 4th, the day we planned on going there since we were already at Fisherman's Wharf/the Waterfront that morning for the Alcatraz tour. We were unable to use that part of the Tour and didn't bother asking for a refund for the Sausalito portion we were not able to use without the hop on hop off feature (which we paid for).