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Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Sunset or Twilight Bay Cruise

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Admission to Alcatraz can be hard to come by—the popular attraction is often sold out months in advance. Guarantee entrance to the prison, while cruising the San Francisco Bay by day and night with this combo tour package. Along with a round-trip ferry ride and admission to Alcatraz, you also sail the bay during the evening and enjoy onboard music, drinks, a buffet, and two deck options for ultimate viewing.
  • Alcatraz tour and San Francisco Bay cruise combines two experiences into one
  • Go on a self-guided Alcatraz tour with commentary available in 11 languages 
  • Sail under the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges while listening to a live guitarist 
  • Cruise includes an hors d’oeuvres buffet, wine or beer, and two deck options
What to Expect
To start off this combo tour, head to Pier 33 to catch the ferry to Alcatraz Island. Once you reach the island, go on a self-guided audio tour and listen to award-winning commentary available in 11 languages. You can also tour its historic gardens and spot birds and wildlife. After viewing Alcatraz, take the ferry back to Pier 33 in time to catch your evening cruise. Your next cruise takes off in the evening from Pier 43, so make your way with plenty of time to board the boat. On the boat, you decide if you’d like to stay outside on the deck or head to the inside deck to stay warm. Both decks offer views as you sail under the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. The cruise also includes a buffet of light appetizers, a drink ticket for wine or beer, and onboard commentary and live music. Your cruise ends back at Fisherman’s Wharf.
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Departure Point
1: Alcatraz Landing, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
2: Red and White Fleet, 43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All taxes, fees and gratuities
  • Includes tickets to Alcatraz ($39.90 USD value)
  • Round-trip ferry to and from Alcatraz Island
  • Award-winning self-guided Cellhouse Audio tour in multiple languages
  • Sunset Cruise or Twilight Cruise (depending on option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
  • Entry/Admission - Red and White Fleet
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport from Pier 33 (Alcatraz departure point) to Pier 43 1/2 for cruise
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Photo ID must be presented for all passengers over 18
  • Twilight/sunset cruise boat features multiple decks for viewings, cash bar for additional beverages and restrooms. Cruise boat is motorized and is not a sailing vessel
  • No minors under the age of 18 are allowed to tour Alcatraz Island without the accompaniment of an adult. An adult must be with them at all times while on their tour of Alcatraz Island.
  • All passenger names are required in order to receive Alcatraz tickets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The Alcatraz Cellhouse audio tour is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 400 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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I husband loved the trip to Alcatraz and we both loved the cruise. We were lucky to go at a quiet time to both although big queues to get to Alcatraz arriving 30 mins before due time. Fantastic views, food, drink and sailing at sunset.
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Definitely one of our favorite parts of visiting San Fran! Alcatraz was awesome. The twilight / sunset cruise especially was amazing. Great views of the city. Live music. Do it if you get the chance!
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Pre-booked this cruise about 2 months before our travel. Well worth it as I don’t think we would have got on the Alcatraz cruise by turning up on the day. Straight forward arrangement on picking up the tickets but do take ID. Excellent trip to Alcatraz & we were blessed with
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Alcatraz was well organised & really interesting. Sunset cruise was outstanding although a bit chilly! Take a jacket.
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Great tour. It is a must do for the history while in San Francisco. Tour was well organized and priced competitively.
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  • Duration: 6h
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