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Escape from the Rock

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Escape from the Rock - Blue & Gold Fleet
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 Alca- traz’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.

Hours

Daily: 11:30 am. (Schedule correct at time of printing, but likely to change. Please contact Blue & Gold Fleet to confirm departure.)
Please note, Go San Francisco Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Closings

Christmas Day. Holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Redemption Instructions

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 the Go San Francisco Card.

Note

Go San Francisco Card allows you to sail on one Fisherman's Wharf Cruise per day. Choose from the Red & White Fleet: Golden Gate Bay Cruise, Red & White Fleet: Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise, or Blue & Gold Fleet: the Escape from the Rock Cruise.

Address

Ticket Booth on West side of PIER 39 (between Pier 39 & Pier 41)
San Francisco, CA

Driving Directions

Entering the city from either the Golden Gate Bridge or the Bay Bridge, follow signs to Fisherman’s Wharf and PIER 39. Parking is available at the PIER 39 parking garage.

Public Transportation

F-Line Trolley to PIER 39
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Cruise Switched for Alcatraz Island Tour
By jmchile Verified Reviewer from San Marcos, CA on
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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.

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  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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Address

Ticket Booth on West side of PIER 39 (between Pier 39 & Pier 41)
San Francisco, CA

Phone: 415-705-8200

Website: www.blueandgoldfleet.com

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