Tour the infamous former maximum-security penitentiary on Alcatraz Island. Nicknamed The Rock, this small island in the San Francisco Bay is now a national park. After taking a ferry to the island, follow the audio guide, available in ten languages. You'll go through the inside of the old prison's facilities, which include a lighthouse, military fortifications, and cellblocks. Though long considered escape-proof, the prison suffered an irreparable blow to its reputation in 1962, when three inmates mysteriously disappeared using a makeshift raft. Explore the protected recreation area with a park ranger, who can enhance your visit with little-known information about the island's current inhabitants: the black-crested night herons and western gulls. Using our custom trip planner, San Francisco attractions like Alcatraz Island can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Tours to Alcatraz Island
$120 BOOK WITH VIATOR Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
Duration: 6 hours
$150 BOOK WITH VIATOR Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Open Top Tour and Alcatraz Combo
Duration: 3 hours
$179 BOOK WITH VIATOR San Francisco Small Group City Sightseeing and Alcatraz Tour
Duration: 7 hours
$99 BOOK WITH VIATOR Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour
Duration: 3 to 6 hours
Alcatraz Island reviews
The boat out to Alcatraz was lovely and provided stunning views of the bay and the island. The audio tour offered of the cell house is good but they ask you to download an app so that’s good to keep..... more »
Wow! What an amazing place. We went on the audio tour. It look about 30-40 min to do this tour. Ferry ride was very easy to do. more »
Alcatraz Island, San fransisco, USA
Decent! I did not like the treatment by the cops there though, even if I did commit 42 war crimes. I still feel like the food service there was kinda awful, and would definitely not want to escape it again.
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