Alcatraz & Angel Island Combination Tour
The Alcatraz & Angel Island Combination Tour showcases two of San Francisco Bay's most famous and historically rich islands, Alcatraz Island and Angel Island State Park. The tour includes ferry rides to and from Angel Island and Alcatraz, a one-hour narrated Angel Island tram tour, and the Alcatraz Cellhouse audio tour "Doing Time." The 2011 tour is offered on weekends April through June, daily June 11 through September 5th and remaining September weekends. The Alcatraz & Angel Island Combination Tour is approximately 5 ½ hours long and departs from Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing at 9:30am.
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Angel Island is alive with history. For over three thousand years the island was a fishing and hunting site for Coast Miwok Indians. It was later a haven for Spanish explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala, a cattle ranch, a Marine Hospital Service Quarantine Station, a United States Immigration Station and a U.S. Army post.
Beginning in 1863 the island, along with Alcatraz Island and Ft. Point became a U.S. Army base designed to protect the Bay Area from invading confederate ships. From 1910 to 1940, the island processed hundreds of thousands of immigrants, the majority from China. During World War II Japanese and German POW’s were held on the island, which was also used as a jumping-off point for American soldiers returning from the Pacific. In the ‘50s and ‘60s, the island was home to a Nike missile base. Angel Island became a California State Park in 1954. Your visit to Angel Island State Park includes a one hour guided tram tour highlighting many of the historic landmarks on the Island and the natural beauty and view of San Francisco the Golden Gate Bridge and the entire Bay Area unlike any other.
While visiting Angel Island State Park be sure to stop at the Cove Café offering fresh sandwiches, vegetarian dishes and delicious made to order lunch items. The Cove Café also boasts an oyster bar, outdoor cantina as well as a breathtaking view of Tiburon and the Raccoon Straits.
Step back in time and experience the legendary Alcatraz Island. Once a Civil War fort, a military prison and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries in US history, Alcatraz is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The tour of Alcatraz includes a 45 minute award-winning audio tour, an orientation video presentation by the Discovery Channel, National Park Service interpretive programs, historic gardens and abundant wildlife.
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Please understand that the purchase of the Alcatraz & Angel Island Combination Tour does not give the option of whether to go to Alcatraz or Angel Island first. There are a total of 250 tickets sold for this tour each day that it operates. Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis only. The first 125 visitors purchasing tickets go to Alcatraz Island first and then on to Angel Island State Park. The second 125 visitors purchasing tickets go to Angel Island State Park first and then on to Alcatraz Island. This tour does not offer an Angel Island-only or Alcatraz-only option. There are no refunds for unused portions of the Alcatraz & Angel Island Combination Tour. There is no way to request a preference for the first stop on the tour.
For more information on Angel Island State Park, including transportation information, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/ or www.angelisland.org.