Recent Searches
Clear
Alcatraz
Alcatraz

Alcatraz Tours and Tickets

star-4.5
8,982 Reviews

A former federal prison that held notorious criminals Al “Scarface” Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly, Alcatraz is now a national historic landmark and one of the most sought-out (and sold-out) attractions in the San Francisco Bay Area. Highlights include touring what’s left of the maximum-security facility, hearing stories from former inmates, and sailing past the Golden Gate Bridge to reach the craggy isle.

Learn more
Multiple departure times available
Ferries depart from Pier 33, San Francisco, California, 94123
Dates
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Popular
Search experiences that may have limited interaction with crowds.
Search experiences with increased health and safety practices.
Search tours and activities you can do from home.

You are viewing Virtual Experiences in San Francisco. See more Virtual Experiences around the globe. 🌎

Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials

70 results

Revenue may affect this sort orderWhy you are seeing these results Sort by: Featured

Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise

Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise

star-4
206
This convenient package gives you access to two essential San Francisco experiences—a visit to Alcatraz Island, and a sightseeing cruise. Instead of waiting in long ticket lines, this time-saving option helps you explore San Francisco more efficiently. Take a ferry to Alcatraz Island where you can go inside the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary and enjoy an audio guide. A San Francisco Bay cruise is also included with views of Pier 39's sea lions, the waterfront area, and the city's skyline. Please note, children 4 years old and younger do not need purchased tickets.
More
  • 2 to 4 hours
From
$139.00
From
$139.00

Alcatraz Inside with Fisherman's Wharf Lunch Credit
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Alcatraz Inside with Fisherman's Wharf Lunch Credit

star-3.5
196
Guarantee your visit to Alcatraz when you book in advance. Relax aboard your ferry transportation and return at a time of your choosing. Afterward, use your food voucher at a preselected restaurant in Fisherman’s Wharf.
More
  • 3 to 5 hours
From
$97.99
From
$97.99

Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Bay Boat Cruise

Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Bay Boat Cruise

star-4.5
34
Secure two top San Francisco activities with a single booking, combining an Alcatraz Island visit with a same-day Golden Gate Bridge boat cruise. If time is limited, coordinating the two experiences can be a challenge. This double ticket takes the hassle out of planning, featuring a self-guided audio tour of Alcatraz and a waterfront cruise with the chance to spot San Francisco Bay marine wildlife in a natural environment.
More
  • 3 hours
From
$129.99
From
$129.99

Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

star-4.5
902
Explore one of California's most iconic settings from the beauty of San Francisco Bay. This narrated Golden Gate Bay cruise journeys alongside Alcatraz and Angel Island State Park, past the shores of Sausalito and beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. You can choose to view the sights from inside your boat or out on deck.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$38.00
From
$38.00

Alcatraz Island Tour - Package Deal

Alcatraz Island Tour - Package Deal

star-4.5
47
Combine a full-day bike rental with tickets to Alcatraz in a single package. Head out to Alcatraz on the ferry with your prepaid ticket; buying in advance avoids sold-out days or times, which are frequent. Tour the island with your included 3-hour audio tour, then head back to San Francisco where you can explore further on your own via bicycle.
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
From
$140.80
From
$140.80

Alcatraz Inside Tour + Ferry + Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour (Classic)

Alcatraz Inside Tour + Ferry + Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour (Classic)

star-4
19
Alcatraz tickets can sell out months in advance. Prebook this Alcatraz Tour with Ferry Transport and San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour to guarantee your trip to Alcatraz Island and inside the cell blocks. You'll also enjoy a hop-on hop-off tour of San Francisco onboard an open-top bus that stops at the city's main attractions.
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
From
$168.00
From
$168.00

Alcatraz Inside and One Day Bike Rental
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Alcatraz Inside and One Day Bike Rental

star-4
93
Get two classic San Francisco experiences—a bike ride starting at Fisherman’s Wharf and a visit to the notorious prison island of Alcatraz—in one combined tour package. Take a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you can explore at your own pace on a self-guided audio tour. Use the flexible 1-day bike rental on the day of your choosing and enjoy a safe ride with a helmet included.
More
  • 3 to 10 hours
From
$118.99
From
$118.99

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise

star-4
93
Learn stories behind the Bay Area's most notorious former federal penitentiary on a fascinating 'Escape from the Rock' cruise. Board a boat for a journey through the bay while listening to audio recordings (available in several languages) from ex-prisoners and guards about daily life on 'The Rock.' Learn about the Birdman of Alcatraz and the infamous 1962 'Alcatraz Escape,' and come to know why Alcatraz instilled fear into the hearts of even the worst-of-the-worst criminals. Tours are accessible on any of your own wifi-enabled iPads, smartphones or other devices. This ticket allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$46.00
From
$46.00

Alcatraz with Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour

Alcatraz with Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour

star-4.5
254
Combine three of the Bay Area's top attractions—Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods, and Sausalito—in a single tour from San Francisco. Enjoy comfortable transportation in a luxury tour van, which includes a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge, allowing you to focus on the scenery instead of driving and directions. Your Alcatraz admission includes the ferry ride and the audio tour, and independent travelers will love the free time to explore both Muir Woods and Sausalito. 8:30am option will start with Muir Woods and Sausalito then go to Alcatraz 9:10am option will start with Alcatraz then go to Muir Woods and Sausalito
More
  • 7 hours
From
$159.00
From
$159.00

San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

star-5
853
Sail across San Francisco Bay at twilight to admire the city skyline as it begins to light up for the night. With an experienced captain at the helm, you’ll glide past Alcatraz Island and cruise underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$80.00
From
$80.00

Alcatraz Prison Tour + Audio Tour & Ferry Rides + San Francisco Bay Cruise Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Alcatraz Prison Tour + Audio Tour & Ferry Rides + San Francisco Bay Cruise Tour

star-4
5
This is a unique tour package to visit both the Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge! You will first take a short ferry ride from Pier 33 to the Alcatraz Island, where you can walk around the Island freely at your own pace and follow a 45-minutes award-winning audio tour in multiple languages of the Alcatraz Prison Cellhouse. Hop on to any returning ferry when you are finish touring the Alcatraz Island, and your San Francisco Bay Cruise Tour will start near Pier 39 where just a short walk from Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing. During the 60-minute Bay Cruise Tour, you will tour around the Alcatraz Island and under the famous Golden Gate Bridge, where you will enjoy breathtaking views of San Francisco and its bay! Tips: You can do the Bay Cruise Tour before the Alcatraz Tour, or on a different date!
More
  • 2 to 5 hours
From
$138.00
From
$138.00

Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Express Visit
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Alcatraz Inside and Golden Gate Bridge Express Visit

star-4.5
61
Most tours offer access to the Golden Gate Bridge by bike or bus, and both can be a hassle. This Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge Express Visit from Fisherman's Wharf lets you explore the Golden Gate Bridge by foot and visit Alcatraz Island, too. You'll ride round-trip to the bridge from Fisherman's Wharf and then take the ferry to Alcatraz.
More
  • 3 hours
From
$97.99
From
$97.99

Alcatraz Muir Woods Express with Golden Gate Bridge Visit
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Alcatraz Muir Woods Express with Golden Gate Bridge Visit

star-5
140
Make the most of a day in San Francisco with this triple combo tour that starts with a morning visit to Muir Woods to enjoy the majestic giant redwoods before most of the crowds arrive. Along the way, stop at the Golden Gate Bridge for photos and a walk on the iconic rusty-orange span. Finish with a cruise across the San Francisco Bay for the famous Cell Block tour at Alcatraz prison — one of San Francisco's most in-demand tours.
More
  • 5 to 7 hours
From
$110.00
From
$110.00

Alcatraz Inside: The Bay Your Way! Make your own combo!
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Alcatraz Inside: The Bay Your Way! Make your own combo!

star-4
12
Discover two of San Francisco’s most iconic coastal attractions during this half-day combo trip to Alcatraz. First, choose from a pre-selected list of Fisherman’s Wharf sights and activities, from zoos, museums, aquariums, or family-friendly tours and adventures. Then, head to Alcatraz Island on a same-day audio tour, with admission tickets included.
More
  • 5 hours
From
$108.99
From
$108.99

The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz

star-5
383
**If booking between the dates of November 6th - March 30th we will be providing an "abbreviated" city tour to ensure that we make it to the Alcatraz terminal on time** You get to see everything in one day! 6 photo stops, a lunch break in Sausalito, a walk around Muir Woods and the Official Alcatraz tour in the afternoon. 8:00AM – Depart Fisherman’s Wharf 8:00AM -10:00AM – Explore San Francisco’s BEST neighborhoods! During this time, you are treated to entertaining stories about the neighborhoods and several photo stoops. 10:00AM - 11:15AM – Explore Muir Woods After a ride, you will have 75 minutes to walk amongst last remaining coastal redwoods in the world! 11:45PM - 12:30PM – Snack break in Sausalito Enjoy a quick break, our guides provide plenty of recommendations for our favorite local spots during your visit. You are sure to fall in love with this quaint town. 2:00PM –Depart for the Official Alcatraz Tour, Pier 33 Spend the rest of your day exploring this historic prison!
More
  • 9 hours
From
$179.00
From
$179.00

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Cruise

star-4
138
Enjoy a relaxing outing on San Francisco Bay with a cruise. Take in panoramic views of the city skyline, marvel at Alcatraz Island, and journey beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Choose to sit indoors or savor cool bay breezes from an outdoor deck and experience San Francisco in a whole new way from the water. You can even learn about the sights that you're seeing from a free audio tour—available on any personal wifi-enabled device. This ticket allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$36.00
From
$36.00

San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour

San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour

star-5
306
Fly in a helicopter over San Francisco's most famous landmarks on this scenic tour. Fly over the city's neighborhoods, then head for Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Continue towards Angel Island and the Marin Headlands while you enjoy choreographed musical accompaniment and informative commentary from your expert pilot. 
More
  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$305.00
From
$305.00

Alcatraz Early Morning Access Tour with Lunch Credit!
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Alcatraz Early Morning Access Tour with Lunch Credit!

star-4
26
Set out for Alcatraz Island in the morning, before the crowds arrive, on this early-access tour. Ride the ferry from Pier 33 and then embark on the award-winning audio tour that tells the tales from inside the prison. After returning to the wharf, use your included credit to purchase lunch at select food vendors.
More
  • 1 day
From
$137.99
From
$137.99

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Open Top Tour and Alcatraz Combo
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Open Top Tour and Alcatraz Combo

star-4
421
This combo package allows you to see all of San Francisco's top sights and attraction. Ride the open top double decker bus for one full day, hopping on and off at over 15 stops around the city. Cruise across the bay to the infamous prison known today as the Rock and explore the infamous Island.
More
  • 3 hours
From
$135.50
From
$135.50

San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour

San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour

star-5
131
Take to the sky and soar over San Francisco on an exhilarating helicopter tour. During the flight, get an unbeatable perspective of iconic attractions like Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge, the Embarcadero, the city’s famous hills, and the San Francisco Bay. During suitable weather conditions, experience the thrill of flying under the Golden Gate Bridge.
More
  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$235.00
From
$235.00

Alcatraz Inside with One Day Bike Rental and Lunch Credit
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Alcatraz Inside with One Day Bike Rental and Lunch Credit

star-4.5
5
Alcatraz Island is one of San Francisco’s most visited landmarks, known for its notorious federal prison. This combo tour package is ideal for travelers who want to visit Alcatraz and enjoy sightseeing in San Francisco at their own pace. Use your round-trip ferry tickets to visit Alcatraz, then make the most of a full-day bike rental in San Francisco to be used on the same or following day. Also included is a lunch voucher for a Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant.
More
  • 1 day
From
$160.00
From
$160.00

Alcatraz Prison Tour + Bike the Golden Gate Bridge!
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Alcatraz Prison Tour + Bike the Golden Gate Bridge!

star-4.5
3
Maximize your time in San Francisco with this Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary admission and bike rental package. No need to worry about booking ferry tickets—they’re included to Alcatraz Island and back. Once you’re there, enjoy an audio tour around the former Alcatraz Prison site and its cell blocks. A one-day bike rental is also included—the perfect way to get fit, cover lots of ground, and see the Golden Gate Bridge.
More
  • 3 hours
From
$128.00
From
$128.00

2 Hours Private Sailboat Charter in San Francisco Bay

2 Hours Private Sailboat Charter in San Francisco Bay

star-5
8
Boats that usually take groups out on the San Francisco Bay can be super crowded and it can even be hard to see the views. This San Francisco Bay Private Sailboat Cruise takes just you and your group out on the water, so you never have to worry about missing out on seeing something. See popular spots like Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge or customize your time on the bay.
More
  • 2 hours
From
$685.00
per group
From
$685.00
per group

Official Alcatraz Tour + 2 Hour City Bucket List Excursion
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Official Alcatraz Tour + 2 Hour City Bucket List Excursion

star-5
91
Enjoy San Francisco’s main highlights without worrying about the logistics on this 2-for-1 tour. Start your day at one of the most notorious prisons, Alcatraz, and take a self-guided audio tour. Then enjoy a sightseeing tour of city neighborhoods including Chinatown, North Beach to see landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Painted Ladies.
More
  • 5 hours
From
$139.00
From
$139.00

Filters

People Also Ask

How long is ferry ride to Alcatraz?

The ferry ride over to Alcatraz is about 12 to 15 minutes, but keep in mind the ride back will also be the same amount of time, making it a 30-minute round-trip. The great part about the ferry ride to Alcatraz is that you’ll take in some awesome views of San Francisco.

...More
Does Alcatraz have bathrooms?

Yes, the good news is that Alcatraz does have bathrooms for public use. There are two on the island with one conveniently located near the ferry terminal. Plus, most of the ferries that take visitors to and from the island also will have restrooms for public use.

...More
What time of day is best to visit Alcatraz?

During the day is the best time to visit Alcatraz—particularly the early morning— because you’ll get to see places that aren’t available to nighttime visitors. Plus, booking onto the earliest tour of the day makes you the first group on the island. For those looking for a spooky time, nighttime visits may be best.

...More
Can you go to Alcatraz without a tour?

No, you cannot visit Alcatraz without a tour. All tours include tickets booked through Alcatraz City Tours. The Alcatraz docks only offer access to this company and so you have to book in advance to be able to visit the historical prison and the island it calls home.

...More
Can you take pictures at Alcatraz?

Yes, you can take pictures at Alcatraz and on the island. In fact, Alcatraz is a very popular place for travelers to take their selfie photos. The only exception to taking pics is during some special events that take place on the island such as the Native American Sunrise Ceremony.

...More
Can you eat on Alcatraz Island?

Yes, you can eat on Alcatraz Island, but you can only eat on the dock. There is even a designated picnic area on the dock especially for those who want to stop at eat before or after their tour. All food and drinks must stay in that area with the exception being bottled water.

...More
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Alcatraz?
Q:
What are Alcatraz hours of operation?
A:
Alcatraz hours of operation: Multiple departure times available. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.