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Escape from the Rock tickets

Gate Prices Adult $42.00
Child (3-12) $28.00

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.

The San Francisco Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Escape from the Rock tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Getting In

Present your pass at the Yellow Ticket Booth on the west side of Pier 39 (between Pier 39 and Pier 41).


Daily at 11:30am
Friday – Sunday and Holidays: additional cruise at 3:45pm.

Schedule subject to change. Please check for the most up-to-date hours of operation.


Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.


This cruise does not land on Alcatraz Island.

Available in nine languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, German, and Taiwanese.

Participants use their own smartphone, iPad or any Wi-Fi enabled device to listen, with or without earbuds.

  • Connect to the free and secure Wi-Fi network on the boat
  • Open browser to the Blue & Gold Fleet Tour landing page
  • Select language of choice


Ticket Booth on West side of PIER 39 (between Pier 39 and 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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