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Alcatraz Island

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Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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Park rangers conduct tours by recounting the prison's thrilling history along with intriguing anecdotes about Al Capone and other legendary figures that made a "home" here.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“night tour” (2,969 reviews)
“book in advance” (1,333 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Book your tickets before you arrive in San Francisco or you will be disappointed to miss this excellent tour. We paid a very high premium through our hotel to make sure we got tickets and we was not disappointed. Make sure you go all the...More

Thank Trevor A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had preordered our tickets the month before our trip. This is a necessity, you may not get there if you don't. The short ferry ride was fun, on the island there is alo t to do and see. The audio tour of the prison...More

Thank fsm310
Reviewed yesterday

A great opportunity to enjoy the San Francisco coast line during the boat trip. The Rock oozes atmosphere and history. The audio tour was very informative and helped to enhance the atmosphere and also provide a history of some infamous inmates.

Thank Bris2lRed
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked in advance which is a definite must or you will be disappointed. Staff attentive and whole process is well organised. On the island despite the number of people the various things to see help spread the people. Highlight is definitely the audio cellhouse tour...More

Thank krrgolf
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To me this is one of the things that you must do if you are visiting San Francisco. While the tour could be more extensive and there isn't anything especially grand to see, the history makes the trip entirely worthwhile. If you can, go earlier...More

Thank casualdiner90
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

At the beginning I thought myself "why am I doing that" it seems like another boarong tour but at the end it was very nice and interesting

Thank גיא כ
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This a trek! The prison is cool and creepy at the same time. There isalot to see the audio tour is great. Theferryride isabput ten minutes. There is alot to see so wear comfy shoes theydo provide a tram to help people up and down...More

Thank Suzanne A
Reviewed yesterday

The audio tour (included in the cost) provided an excellent history and explanation of the facility. Nice boat ride out to the island.

Thank GeneR100
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Alcatraz really is a 'must-do' if you're in San Francisco. We were recommended by some friends to book in advance for our visit to Alcatraz, and were really glad we did as I'm not sure we'd have got tickets if we'd have waited until the...More

Thank SamOConnell
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a wonderful experience! This is definitely a must do! We loved the boat ride, information talk when we got off the boat, the information film and everything about our visit. It was fascinating to learn all about Alcatraz. The audio guide is free and...More

Thank DArcangelo
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9 September 2017|
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Response from Gill B | Reviewed this property |
As others state , great facilities both on boat and island . enjoy the trip its fab )
23 August 2017|
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Response from caggy0 | Reviewed this property |
If there are no shows in a party it is possible for stand by to get on but hey why risk it and miss out, always best to book in advance
Nigel G
12 August 2017|
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Response from stillus2017 | Reviewed this property |
We booked through Expedia I hope it works out for you.