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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”.

Tour Options Overview

Comparison Chart

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
--Special Tour ActivitiesSpecial Tour Activities-
--On-Board NarrationIntimate experience with 30 or fewer guests-
--Guided TourExclusive Behind The Scenes guided tour-
---Exclusive access to areas not available to the public-
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---Angel Island Tram Tour
Family Packs are available **Family Packs are available **---
---Ages 13 and up only-
Adult $39.90Adult $39.90Adult $47.30Adult $92.30Adult $78.65
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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.

Group Tours

If booking a tour for a group of 15 people or more, please contact the 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.

in 2015 and 2018 by TripAdvisor Reviews

APPROVED TripAdvisor COE multi-year
APPROVED #1 landmark in the U.S. TripAdvisor ribbon
APPROVED TripAdvisor Travelers Choice multi-year
APPROVED #8 landmark in the world TripAdvisor ribbon
APPROVED TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

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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