Tour Comparison Chart

Alcatraz Tour

  Early Bird / Day Tour (AM & PM) Night Tour Behind the Scenes Alcatraz & Angel Island Tour
  Early Bird
First visit. Least crowded.

This is the first Alcatraz trip of the day, departing Pier 33 at 8:45 AM. While the Early Bird is the same as the Day Visit, you'll get a head start on your Alcatraz adventure and avoid the crowds arriving later in the day.

Day Visit
Experience the Cellhouse. Explore the Island.

Step back in time and experience the legendary island that has been a Civil War fort, a military prison and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries in US history. This memorable tour includes: 45 minute audio presentation "Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour," featuring actual correctional officers and prisoners who lived and worked on the Island; orientation video by Discovery Channel; ranger and docent tours; historic gardens and abundant wildlife.
Alcatraz By Night.

Best Tour of the Bay Area, the Alcatraz Night Tour provides a more intimate, engaging Alcatraz experience. This tour includes a personally narrated boat tour around the island; guided tours from the dock to the main prison building; “Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour”. Also, several special programs and presentations are offered only at night. Visitors may choose to attend one or two during the course of their evening. Enjoy a sunset and breath-taking views of San Francisco as night falls. A truly exceptional experience.
The Most Complete Tour.

Discover the many eras and secrets of American history in areas not generally available to the public! Join a group of 30 or fewer on a personally guided adventure to explore and discover clues to the Island’s fascinating past and hear lesser known stories of Alcatraz. Then complete your comprehensive Alcatraz experience by taking the Cellhouse Audio Tour and participating in the full Alcatraz Night Tour experience, all with a single ticket.

This is a physically strenuous tour that lasts 4 to 5 hours.

All participants must be 12 years of age or older due to the lengthy duration of the Behind the Scenes tour.


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Combines Alcatraz & Angel Island.

A combination tour of two of the Bay’s most famous islands: Alcatraz and Angel Island. Includes ferry ride to and from Angel Island and Alcatraz, a one-hour narrated Tram Tour of Angel Island, and the Alcatraz Cell House Audio Tour “Doing Time.” Allow 5½ hours to complete your visit to both islands.

Weekend service March - October 2016

Daily service March 19 - April 10 and June 4 - September 25, 2016
Availability Daily Thu–Mon Thu–Mon Seasonal
Adult Price $35.50 $42.50 $87.50 $69.25
Round-trip Ferry Transportation
Includes Audio Tour
Includes Onboard Narration      
Includes Guided Tour    
Includes Other Special Tour Activities    
Includes Angel Island Tram Tour      
Duration Approximately 2.5 Hours Approximately 2.5 Hours Approximately 4.5 Hours Approximately 5.5 Hours

Prices subject to change without Notice.

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