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Escape From the Rock - Cruise Around Alcatraz Island

by Blue & Gold Fleet Duration 1h 30m Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $38
Great! 3.9/5 Expedia Guest Rating View all 92 Expedia Verified Reviews

Get an up-close look at the foreboding island penitentiary of Alcatraz from the waters of the San Francisco Bay. See the borders of this fearsome former prison from every angle and listen to engaging audio commentary about the island’s infamous inmates as you cruise around its formidable shores.

Step aboard a comfortable sightseeing boat at Fisherman’s Wharf and set off across the waves of the bay. Take in views of the city skyline and waterfront of the Marina District as you approach the iconic span of the Golden Gate Bridge, and snap a photo from the deck as you pass directly underneath it.

Connect to engaging audio-commentary on your smartphone or tablet, and turn your gaze toward Alcatraz’s rocky shores as the boat loops back through the bay toward this ominous outpost. Study the prison’s grounds, fences, and cell block buildings from the water, listening to stories about escape attempts by notorious former prisoners like Al Capone, Clyde Johnson, and Billy Cook the Killer before heading back to shore.

For Escape From The Rock, the departure schedule is as follows:

August 27 - October 28, 2018

Monday - Sunday Departures: 11:30 AM, 3:45 PM

Get an up-close look at the foreboding island penitentiary of Alcatraz from the waters of the San Francisco Bay. See the borders of this fearsome former prison from every angle and listen to engaging audio commentary about the island’s infamous inmates as you cruise around its formidable shores.

Step aboard a comfortable sightseeing boat at Fisherman’s Wharf and set off across the waves of the bay. Take in views of the city skyline and waterfront of the Marina District as you approach the iconic span of the Golden Gate Bridge, and snap a photo from the deck as you pass directly underneath it.

Connect to engaging audio-commentary on your smartphone or tablet, and turn your gaze toward Alcatraz’s rocky shores as the boat loops back through the bay toward this ominous outpost. Study the prison’s grounds, fences, and cell block buildings from the water, listening to stories about escape attempts by notorious former prisoners like Al Capone, Clyde Johnson, and Billy Cook the Killer before heading back to shore.

For Escape From The Rock, the departure schedule is as follows:

August 27 - October 28, 2018

Monday - Sunday Departures: 11:30 AM, 3:45 PM

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3:45 PM, Cruise in Multilingual

Duration 1h 30m Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees

Audio guide in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and German.

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per adult
$38

Total price is $38, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

11:30 AM, Cruise in Multilingual

Duration 1h 30m Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees

Audio guide in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, and German.

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per adult
$39

Total price is $39, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Escape From the Rock - Cruise Around Alcatraz Island

Activity Location

Alcatraz Island

San Francisco

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Blue & Gold Fleet Box Office

    Pier 39

    San Francisco


Highlights

  • Up-close views of Alcatraz Island's prison from the water

  • Chance to spot the old lighthouse & abandoned cell houses

  • Audio-guide through your Wi-Fi-enabled device in 9 languages

  • Cruising route takes you underneath the Golden Gate Bridge

  • Stories of escape attempts by former inmates like Al Capone


Inclusions

  • Guided cruise around Alcatraz Island

  • Pre-recorded commentary via Wi-Fi in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, German, and Taiwanese


Exclusions

  • Wi-Fi-enabled device and headphones for commentary


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to your booked cruise departure time.


Escape From the Rock - Cruise Around Alcatraz Island ratings based on 92 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

3.9 out of 5

2/5 Oct 01, 2018

Its was not what I expected the price was too much for a short tour. Misleading title on this tour will not be going on it ever again.

Brenda R

United States

1/5 Sep 03, 2018

I thought it was awesome. Love learning about history and it told a lot. I wish I could have gotten tickets to go inside

1/5 Sep 02, 2018

My family and I were not able to enjoy this experience at all. The boat was over crowded. We lined up an hour before the scheduled time. Once on the tour, we could not hear the audio tour as it was muffled on your sound system . It was not worth the money we spent.

Melissa N

United States