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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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Alcatraz Island
San Francisco Bay
Red and White Fleet
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great trip

Booked Alcatraz as very difficult to book when there booked through via tours Alcatraz probably the best tour I have been very good the rep told us to head for prison as soon as on island which proved to be very good missing the crowds...More

2  Thank Christopher N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Two trips in one fell swoop

Well recommend this little combo. We were only in San Francisco for two nights and this ticked all our boxes. Alcatraz during the day, sunset cruise in the evening. From misery to money, Alcatraz is a hugely successful tourist attraction. Something very creepy about it....More

1  Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 25 July 2018
3 Days in San Fransisco

Must do in San Francisco in Alcatraz , book online before travelling as this is fully booked weeks before. One of the best attractions to see with great audio information as you walk around, allow 2 hours on the island

3  Thank MJONNO44
Reviewed 25 July 2018
Informative AND Romantic---What?

My husband and I traveled to San Francisco for our 35th anniversary with a "list" of things to do and see. Of course Alcatraz was on the list! I was excited when I found this package because it included the twilight cruise around the bay....More

8  Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 10 July 2018
North Bay is AMAZING

Alcatraz is always great, but the Sunset Bay Cruise surpassed our expectations! Good food, music and views!

2  Thank Doug R
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Evender H
21 September 2018|
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Response from Doug R | Reviewed this property |
Fairly standard on drinks and options. We had 2 kids with us and no problems finding something for everyone. I would call the food Heavy Appetizers, meaning I wouldn’t count on it as being dinner, but it’s certainly more... More
28 August 2018|
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Response from Doug R | Reviewed this property |
I assume it’s open in April but I’m not sure. Definitely book well ahead of time. Alcatraz is usually a month or two out.
Sandra H
13 July 2018|
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Response from chula123 | Reviewed this property |
yes they have a ramp and rides up the hill from staff
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