Circle around Alcatraz, recently voted #1 Landmark in the United States by TripAdvisor
Experience Blue and Gold Fleet’s Escape from the Rock Cruise! It’s a 90-minute bay cruise journey that sails under the Golden Gate Bridge and then circles Alcatraz allowing you to see every angle of this mysterious island. You’ll hear chilling accounts of harrowing escape attempts by Alcatraz’s notorious criminals as well as their descriptions of the brutality of life on the island. This special San Francisco bay tour, “fully-loaded” with sound effects and intriguing stories about Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, Clyde Johnson’s escape attempt and many more, will take you back to the days when this maximum-security prison was the most feared institution in the American penal system.
Present your pass at the Yellow Ticket Booth on the west side of Pier 39 (between Pier 39 and Pier 41). Your ticket is not valid for a cruise on a future date. No rain checks are available with your Pass.
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Comments about Smart Destinations Escape from the Rock - Blue & Gold Fleet:
We switched a cruise for the Alcatraz Tour. You have to buy your tickets through the offical Alcatraz website. Book your time to visit Alcatraz. Then, when you arrive in San Francisco, you can pick up your Go Card, turn in your printed Alcatraz tickets. When you return for departure to Alcatraz at Pier 41 they will give you your "real Alcatraz" tickets. It can be same day, next day. It is just used as one of the cruises on the Go San Francisco Card. Best time to go is 10:00. We were able to catch a Ranger tour into a building that isn't normally open to the public. Also, a former prisoner name William Bates was there signing his book. Weather was perfect. Crowds started spilling in during the afternoon.