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Length of Alcatraz Night Tour

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Length of Alcatraz Night Tour

Still debating Day or Night tour for Alcatraz. It seems that is we do a day tour, we have many times of the day to leave. If we do a night tour, I understand only two ferries back. How long is the night tour?

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1. Re: Length of Alcatraz Night Tour

err I presume you read the top question on alcatraz which talked about the differences and hence you know that you have two ferries back so the time you spend is equivalent to the time you spend on the island. If you go by the first night tour ferry and stay until the last ferry gets back you can see how long that time is and the same applies if you come back early.

There are range lead tours but you can spend time exploring as well so I'm not sure what you are asking.

Did you read the Top Question on the right and this info --->

What is different about the Night Tour?

Alcatraz cruises provided this information on Trip Advisor

"The Night Tour has a guided tour from the dock to the cellhouse, so it's a more intimate tour than the Day Tour. It's also less crowded at night, with only a couple of hundred people as opposed to a couple of thousand during the day.

When you get to Alcatraz, ask one of the rangers or docents what time the Hospital Tour starts. The tour begins inside the cellhouse, and you can join either before or after you do the audio tour. You can also start doing the audio tour, and just pause it to do the hospital tour, then continue from where you left off.

They may also have other programs and activities, such as the demonstration of how the cell doors operate, interesting facts or stories about inmates, and other fun stuff. Again, just ask a ranger or docent when you get to the cellhouse. A lot of people don't realize that there are additional tours because they just go straight to the audio tour and head back down to the dock."

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2. Re: Length of Alcatraz Night Tour

Currently night ferries go at 5:55 and 6:30. Returns are 8:40 and 9:25.

All if this is on the official website (great FAQs). Www.alcatrazcruises.com

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3. Re: Length of Alcatraz Night Tour

Night tour departure and return times change depending on the season, so if you are coming in a different season, you may have to contact Alcatraz directly to find out exact times.

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4. Re: Length of Alcatraz Night Tour

Good point by Susan. In summer they go out (and back) later -- the point being to go out at twilight and back after dark. However, the times above are a good indication of how long you'll be on the island regardless of season.

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