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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“night tour” (3,095 reviews)
“book in advance” (1,397 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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9,461 - 9,470 of 34,339 reviews

Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Very interesting trip - audio guides easy to follow and kids enjoyed this mysterious place. Refurbishing some buildings so will be even more to see in the future!

Thank Anna W
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We spent about three hours here. We watched and listened to the orientation video before starting our walking tour. Well organised and informative tour, we really enjoyed our tour. A lot the talking presentation were good and I would recommend a tour with the audio...More

Thank Karstobb
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Even thiugh we went in August, it was quiet chilly, so I revommend wearing a sweater. Loved the boat ride over. The area is well organized and the audio for the tour is great. Very informative. If possible, try to go at a time when...More

Thank suzannegMontreal
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We booked three months ago on the Official Alcatraz Cruises site, as that is when tickets become available. We went on 8th August and the next available crossing was the 30th August! The audio tour is no additional cost to your $33 ticket cost, and...More

Thank Piers1234
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Extremely well organized, Alcatraz does not disappoint. There is room for everyone... multi-media engagement throughout... headsets are a must to get the full story. The volunteers are wonderful story tellers. Plan a few hours, wear good walking shoes, and get set for a most interesting...More

Thank thekernl1
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely recommend a trip to Alcatraz but be sure to book well in advance as it gets booked up quickly! We spent approximately four hours there and didn't get bored!

Thank xxKPxx
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent day out very thought provoking. Would definitely recommend. Good value for money. Take a jumper for the boat crossing, it does get chilly.

Thank Glenda R
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great value and a great family day out. Don't turn up on the day for tickets. We booked our tickets online and printed them off at home. Simples! Book early to avoid disappointment.

Thank Dinger789
Reviewed 9 August 2016

It has an interesting history. The guided video tour is very specific and helps you through the prison. The grounds are very imposing given the distance from land.

Thank jcloud44
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent visit, perfect balance between enough detail to be interesting without there being too much to make the visit overbearing. The Island and prison is kept very authentic. Regular ferry access makes visit length flexible. Book in advance. Highly recommend.

Thank Luke R
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Liz C
18 February 2018|
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Response from petfam | Reviewed this property |
We had no specific checks made of our passes at all.
Sonali B
17 February 2018|
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Response from finlander8888 | Reviewed this property |
no you will be perfectly safe, you will not fall overboard or break your bones , the trip is 20 minutes , to the rock , as it is the bay , even if it is a bit windy , you will only know how cold the water is ......that is... More
Patricia O
12 February 2018|
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Response from Amanda J | Reviewed this property |
Hi there we used Alcatraz Cruises, they have a really good priced café to sit and have a bite to eat and drink before you go. They are well organized. Have fun