Group Trips & Reservations

Seagull and chicks
Photo: John A. Martini

Groups are welcome to visit Alcatraz Island throughout the year. However, due to safety concerns and size limitations, groups must make special arrangements for their ticket reservations. "Groups" are defined as 15 people or more.

Follow the links below to learn more about how to bring your group to Alcatraz

Special Note: Groups must include one adult leader (over 21 years of age) for every seven youths below the age of 18. Youths must be accompanied by an adult chaperone at all times.

The Night Tour is limited in the number of guests who can take the tour each evening. For Group bookings on our Night Tours please contact the Group Sales Department directly to request an information form. You may call 415-438-8361 7 days a week between the hours of 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. PST or email us at

Independently guided tours are NOT allowed on Alcatraz Island. Only National Park Service tours are permitted on the island. However, groups are invited to participate in the cellhouse audio tour and the regularly scheduled park programs offered on the island.

The ability to make group reservations requires completing an application. Allow 30 days for review. If approved, you will be authorized to make group reservations.

To receive a copy of the application, you must complete our group trip application request .

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