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As the official concessioner to the National Park Service, Alcatraz Cruises offers several Alcatraz Island tour options, from in-depth, behind-the-scenes experiences to daily visits to Alcatraz Island. Your visit to Alcatraz Island includes round-trip transportation and the award-winning “Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Audio Tour”.

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Early Bird Tour
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Day Tour
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Night Tour
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Behind the Scenes Tour
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Alcatraz & Angel Island Tour
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2.5 hours2.5 hours2.5 hours4.5 hours5.5 hours
Round Trip Ferry to Alcatraz
(15 minutes 1-way)
Round Trip Ferry to Alcatraz
(15 minutes 1-way)
Round Trip Ferry to Alcatraz
(15 minutes 1-way)
Round Trip Ferry to Alcatraz
(15 minutes 1-way)
Round Trip Ferry to Alcatraz and Angel Islands
Award-Winning
Cellhouse Audio Tour
Award-Winning
Cellhouse Audio Tour
Award-Winning
Cellhouse Audio Tour
Award-Winning
Cellhouse Audio Tour
Award-Winning
Cellhouse Audio Tour
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--On-Board NarrationOn-Board Narration-
--Guided TourExclusive Behind the Scenes guided tour-
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----Angel Island Tram Tour
Family Packs are available **Family Packs are available **---
---Ages 13 and up only-
Adult $38.00
Adult $38.00Adult $45.00Adult $90.00Adult $76.25
Early Bird Tour Learn More

2.5 hours

Round Trip Ferry to Alcatraz
(15 minutes 1-way)

Award-Winning
Cellhouse Audio Tour

Family Packs are available **

Adult $38.00

Day Tour Learn More

2.5 hours

Round Trip Ferry to Alcatraz
(15 minutes 1-way)

Award-Winning
Cellhouse Audio Tour

Family Packs are available **

Adult $38.00

Night Tour Learn More

2.5 hours

Round Trip Ferry to Alcatraz
(15 minutes 1-way)

Award-Winning
Cellhouse Audio Tour

Special Tour Activities

On-Board Narration

Guided Tour

Adult $45.00

Behind the Scenes Tour Learn More

4.5 hours

Round Trip Ferry to Alcatraz
(15 minutes 1-way)

Award-Winning
Cellhouse Audio Tour

Special Tour Activities

On-Board Narration

Exclusive Behind the Scenes guided tour

Exclusive access to areas not available to the public

Ages 13 and up only

Adult $90.00

Alcatraz & Angel Island Tour Learn More

5.5 hours

Round Trip Ferry to Alcatraz and Angel Islands

Award-Winning
Cellhouse Audio Tour

Angel Island Tram Tour

Adult $76.25

Pertinent Information

Language Translations

The award-winning Cellhouse audio tour, “Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour”, is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

When to Buy Tickets

Tickets are available for purchase 90 days in advance. Advance purchase is highly recommended due to seasonal sellouts.

Age Policy

Adult- 18-61 / Junior- 12-17 / Senior- 62+ / Child- 5-11 / Toddler 4 and under are Free

Minors under the age of 18 are not allowed to tour Alcatraz Island without the accompaniment of an adult.

Family Packs

Family Packs are available for the Early Bird and Day Tours only. The Family Pack includes 2 Adult and 2 Child (ages 5-11) tour tickets. Family Pack Alcatraz tour tickets can only be purchased by phone at 415.981.ROCK (7625), or in person at the Ticketbooth located at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing.

Group Tours

If booking a tour for a group of 15 people or more, please contact Alcatraz Cruises Group Services Department at 415.438.8361; or e-mail [email protected]

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Alcatraz Island Named #1 Landmark in the U.S.

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It is so easy to book your tour online. We did so months in advance and happy we did so- they were sold out completely when we arrived and wouldn’t have been able to go otherwise. Who would have thought prison was so popular!

Alcatraz Cruises’ boats are clean and it was a fun ride over to the island with tons of photo opportunities! You won’t get nearly as much out of the visit if you skip the audio tour. The island itself is an amazing experience.

If you’re thinking of visiting Alcatraz when you’re visiting San Francisco, you should do it. For me it was the highlight of the trip. And the best way of doing so has to be the behind the scenes tour… a guided tour of areas not normally open to the public.

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