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Staircase from side view in Alcatraz Island Cellhouse

From The Lens Of Our Crewmates

There’s no question that Alcatraz Island is a photographer’s dream. Boasting a robust history, unique wildlife, exceptional views, architectural gemsRead More
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SF seen from Alcatraz Island

SF Bucket List

Looking to Enhance Your San Francisco Bucket List? Here Are Some of Alcatraz Cruises’ Favorite Hidden Treasures! For the alleyRead More
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Alcatraz Island

BOGO Winner

Go “BOGO” with Alcatraz Cruises Alcatraz Cruises is mid-way into its second annual Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) campaign andRead More
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Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco

A Bridge Is Born

Educational, History
Sharing the accolade with Alcatraz Island as one of TripAdvisor’s “Top Ten Landmarks in the United States,” the Golden GateRead More
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Alcatraz Island with BOGO logo above

Buy One, Get One Free Promotion

Outreach Programs
Alcatraz Cruises is launching its second annual “Buy One, Get One Free” (BOGO) ticket promotion. Although Alcatraz Cruises’ tours oftenRead More
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newspaper front page 1937

The December Departures From Alcatraz

Educational, History
Guest Blog Post – Michael Esslinger Two escapes, occurring on the same day a quarter century apart and both aidedRead More
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Canon and ammunition on Alcatraz Island

Revisiting the Civil War Living History Day on Alcatraz Island

The Friends of Civil War Alcatraz (FOCWA) is a non-profit group that supports the interpretation of Civil War history onRead More
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Alcatraz Island seen from a speeding boat with brilliant blue sky

Cruising The Bay In The Off-Season

Cruising San Francisco Bay during the off-season is an experience that encompasses mysterious weather, slower crowds and freedom to roam.Read More
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NPS rangers conduct a tour of the main cell bock on Alcatraz Island circa 1979.

The History of Alcatraz as a National Park

Educational, History
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), a unit of the National Park Service, was established by Congress in 1972 asRead More
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Native American Occupiers on Alcatraz Island

Native American Occupation

One of the most significant, yet often-forgotten, historical “landmarks” of Alcatraz Island is the Native American Occupation, which was inRead More
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