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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-981-7625
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here with the wife and walked the grounds and took the audio tour, it was all well worth it. Highly suggest you come here if you've never been to the island before. Great views of the city! Must see

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank deeallen79
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We passed by the island during our bay cruise. We hadn’t get down, but for sure the cruise recording provided detail info about it. Will like to visit it next time.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank travelermomus
Reviewed yesterday

Having heard and read so much about the island of Alcatraz I was excited to visit and found it as eery and intriguing as expected. It was so full of history, albeit ugly history, and has been kept pretty much the same as it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank debboborb
Reviewed yesterday

We took the daytime tour, and it really worth it. I can tell is one of the best audio tours I have been, they have many options of languages, we listen to the spanish audio and it was great, you don't get bored. Definetely a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Francis Melissa B
Reviewed yesterday

If you are decided to go with (one of the) first boat(s), in front of the line there is a place to get breakfast/ coffee/tea for a fair price. And because of the loads of people visiting Alcatraz each day, I can recommend one of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The self guided tour was interesting and quick paced. This is a must do for the San Francisco vacationer.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank robinlolee
Reviewed yesterday

Plan this part of your trip in advance! We wanted to do the small, guided tour but it was sold out (a month+ in advance) so we just bought regular tickets to the island. It was amazing to see the history and walk around the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Brenda Y
Reviewed yesterday

you have time slots to get on the boat, but you can leave the island anytime you want, or stay as long as you want, which means that the time slot really is immaterial. There is no food sold on the island, maybe to keep...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Deano D
Reviewed yesterday

We bought our tickets on line, it was a lovely day, our second day in San Francisco we went to the pier showed our tickets at the box office and they told us to take a seat next to the cafe and they would call...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank _stevecuv
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited during a holiday weekend. I was fortunate to get tickets, as this attraction does sell out. It was sold out the day I went. The ferry ride was nice. The people who work there are very friendly and knowledgeable and eager to answer...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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10 October 2019|
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Response from paulkT2128GN | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely you can.
7 October 2019|
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Response from 981warrens | Reviewed this property |
It doesnt cost anything , but is designed for elderly or infirmed people unable to walk.
5 October 2019|
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Response from TomFiona | Reviewed this property |
When you check in for the city you will get your time for the Alcatraz tour. It runs very smoothly....enjoy the tour.