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NPS Junior Ranger Program

Educational, Experience
Every year, Alcatraz hosts a special Junior Ranger program, which is an educational and interactive program encouraging children to enjoy their timeRead More
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Alcatraz Cruises GIVES BACK! Program

Alcatraz Cruises has been offering free tickets to underrepresented youth for several years now. But many of the schools thatRead More
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red power graffiti on Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Cruises Announces Indians Of All Tribes Day

Alcatraz Cruises and the National Park Service will recognize the 48th anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz Island by theRead More
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Alcatraz Cruises Offers Buy One, Get One Free Promotion

For the first time in its history, Alcatraz Cruises is launching a “Buy One, Get One Free” ticket promotion. AlthoughRead More
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military fort on Alcatraz Island with stacks of cannonballs

Alcatraz’s Contributions To The Civil War

From the beginning of the Civil War, the United States government considered Fort Alcatraz to be one of the strongestRead More
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Alcatraz Island IndianLand graffiti and occupiers in front of Building 64

Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony At Alcatraz

Alcatraz Cruises and the National Park Service host two annual Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremonies every year. This year, the gatherings willRead More
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Alcatraz Island alumni sitting down together

Alcatraz Ex-Con Shares Memories of “The Rock”

Alcatraz Ex-Con Shares Memories of “The Rock” Each year, the Alcatraz Alumni Association ( hosts a reunion of sorts soRead More
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captain for a day, cash prize, and trip to SF and Alcatraz

Who Wants To Be Our “Captain For A Day?”

Ever dream of being a captain on your own vessel? Well, Alcatraz Cruises is launching a contest for one luckyRead More
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Cary Crites on bicycle crossing finish line of AIDS/Lifecycle race

The Ride Of His Life

There is life after work for many of Alcatraz Cruises’ employees. For deckhand Cary Crites, it was training for andRead More
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Alcatraz Clipper in front of Alcatraz Island

Top Ten Tips

Get the most out of your Alcatraz visit! Few Islands in the world can boast such a glorious natural settingRead More
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