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Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay Adventure Sightseeing Cruise

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Enjoy two separate adventures on San Francisco Bay with this combo experience that includes an Alcatraz tour inside the world famous prison and a Adventure Sightseeing Cruise on the bay. Depart from Pier 33 on board the Alcatraz Cruises Ferry to reach the historic island prison. You'll explore with the provided audio guide featuring fascinating insight into life on 'the Rock.'

For your Bay Voyager Adventure Cruise, walk down to world famous Pier 39 waterfront and get ready for the adventure to begin! Travel further, faster and closer to the sights on the bay. Your cruise, narrated by your captain, will bring you up close with the history of San Francisco bay and waterfront. Outfitted with warm weather gear to keep you cozy and dry from the occasional sea spray, you'll cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge, along the Presidio waterfront, out to the Pacific Ocean, and up-close to meet the sea lions at pier 39 and so much more!
  • Experience two adventures in one day: Alcatraz and a bay sightseeing cruise
  • Enhance your exploration of Alcatraz with an audio guide about prison life
  • Intimate views of San Francisco Bay sights from your RIB boat
  • Hassle-free round-trip ferry tickets to Alcatraz included
What to Expect
The tour begins with a ferry ride to Alcatraz from Pier 33. Using your headset, take a self-guided “cell house” tour to learn how prisoners spent their time, and visit the solitary confinement area and cafeteria. You’ll see views of San Francisco and the bay while you walk around. Return to Pier 33 and take a short stroll to catch your Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) cruise. Pass close to the Ferry Building, the Presidio, and under the Golden Gate Bridge while your captain narrates stories. Stay dry with provided waterproof jacket and pants. The itinerary is flexible, but you might also see a WWII Liberty Ship and Submarine, Fort Point, AT&T Park (during baseball games), and Coit Tower. On the return journey to Pier 33, get close to the beloved sea lions on pier 39.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
2: Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Departure Time
9:10 AM
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 90 Minute Adventure Cruise With Bay Voyager
  • Wet-weather gear for the cruise (Keeps you warm & dry from occasional spray)
  • Round-trip "Alcatraz Cruises" ferry to and from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island (USD $38.35 value)
  • All access to public areas of Alcatraz
  • Audio walking tour of Alcatraz
  • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
  • Tips & Gratuities ($5 - $10 per person suggested.)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • You MUST submit all passenger names on checkout to redeem your Alcatraz Cruise tickets
  • Children must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • For security purposes, a government-issued photo ID is required to board the Alcatraz ferry
  • Alcatraz audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Korean
  • You may leave Alcatraz Island at any time; ferries depart every 30 minutes
  • Please note: Alcatraz tickets may only be booked within 90 days of travel.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 20 August 2019

It was fun, exciting, and informational. We went way past the Golden Gate bridge which was a blast and get to really the Bay and Bridges with only 12 people ! Much better than a large ship.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Nick C
Reviewed 19 August 2019

We visited Alcatraz in the morning, then a fast boat ride with Captain Charles in the afternoon. Both were great fun as well as very informative. We enjoyed the 'roller coaster' ride out into the Pacific as well as the fascinating historical information, visiting the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CaliCalifornia2019
Reviewed 3 August 2019

We had such a blast - this was incredible. The captain was so friendly and knowledgeable that we immediately felt in safe hands and in for a great time. Bouncing across the waves was so exhilarating; getting to see the Golden Gate Bridge close up,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Liz P
Reviewed 28 July 2019

We had a wonderful time aboard the Bay Voyager. Captain Charles was a fantastic tour guide with charming stories and also very kind! He had all the gear we needed when we got there. Captain was informative and funny. The boat was comfortable and the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Van_Lango
Bay_Voyager, Owner at Bay Voyager, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2019

Thank you for your awesome review and the photos! I love it when guests share their photos taken on Bay Voyager and I'm even more glad you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 1 July 2019

Our family loved visiting Alcatraz and finishing up with a fast boat ride with Captain Bryan around the San Francisco Bay.They provided jackets and pants and sun glasses for the boat ride. It was really fun.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kenneth W
Bay_Voyager, Owner at Bay Voyager, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

Glad you had family fun in prison! Capt. Duffy is ex-USCG and an amazing captain. Thank you!

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5 July 2019|
Response from VERNON P |
They run every hour. I would skip the bay sightseeing part.
Alina C
12 May 2019|
Response from VERNON P |
Self guided tour. 2 hours.
Ron M
1 January 2019|
Response from j22t | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. These are twp separate activities. Our Alcatraz was in the morning with the bay tour in the early evening. We had several hours in between. It was a total different type of activity though, so it was... More
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