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“Unexpected surprises on acatraz island”
Review of Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

We couldn’t do just the cruise as it was booked up way in advance but was able to get on the island by doing a combo package which included a hop on/hop off bus. The audio tour of the island was fantastic. The island itself has pretty vegetation and the views are incredible. We spent about two hours on the island.

Thank Ioana9
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Was amazed by the self guided tour, it was so well narrated.
I did not think I would like this the way I did but the history and notorious background was fascinating.
Nice boat ride over and they have beautiful gardens to admire.

Thank lynlitvack
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Visiting Alcatraz was one of the highlights of our trip to San Francisco. The tour guide at Alcatraz has been there 27 years and was very interesting when speaking on the attempted or escapes at Alcatraz. Being able to see the cells and even step into one was pretty cool. Be sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time because they sell out fast. Also make sure you are purchasing from the official site so you won't pay a higher price. Allow at least three hours to see everything. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk up a couple of steep hills. You can only purchase food on the ferry over. Only water is allowed or sold on the island.

Thank cameratotnmamma
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

We had a really great day visiting Alcatraz. Very interesting and the fact that you get your own headset and can walk at your own pace is very good. We all enjoyed this trip very much and strongly recommend it if visiting San Francisco!

Thank AnnCharl0tt
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Beautiful sunny bit cool day saw us make a rip that I've wanted to do for over 30 years.Mainly because of movies like Escape from Alcatraz and others like the Birdman. Very interesting historic site from many perspectives.Valued and appreciated the profile and visibility given to the Original Peoples struggle for their rights and the Islands profile in lifting and racing awareness of their marginalisation in contemporary society.

Thank Rob R
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