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Straight to the Gate: Escape from The Rock Bay Cruise

Product ID: 23652
Take a 90-minute cruise that sails underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and circles Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, while listening to accounts of the chilling escape attempts and the notorious criminals that called Alcatraz prison home.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise around the notorious Alcatraz Island
  • Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge for great photo opportunities
  • Hear the stories of the criminals housed at Alcatraz prison and their daring escape attempts
  • Skip the box office line and go straight to the gate with your ticket
Full description
Cruise San Francisco Bay on a 90-minute tour around Alcatraz Island. You will sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, and circle Alcatraz, while listening to accounts of the chilling escape attempts and the notorious criminals that called Alcatraz prison home.

Cruise full circle around Alcatraz Island, allowing you to view every angle of this mysterious island, which housed famous inmates such as Al Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, and Clyde Johnson, whose escape attempt is legendary.

Gain a clear picture of what life in this maximum-security prison was like, when it was the most feared institution in the American penal system.
Includes
  • This boat cruise is a 90-minute narrated tour of San Francisco Bay and around Alcatraz Island — it does not stop on the island
  • Narration
  • Straight to the gate' access
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drink (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Pier 39, San Francisco

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Important information
Know before you go
• Departure times from August 19, 2019 - April 26, 2020: Monday - Thursday (depart from pier 39), 11:30 AM. Friday - Sunday & Holidays (depart from pier 39), 11:30 AM and 3:45 PM
• There is no service on November 28 and December 25, 2019
• Holiday schedule effective on September 2, 2019, November 29, 2019, January 1, 2020, and February 17, 2020
• This boat cruise is a 90-minute narrated tour of San Francisco Bay and around Alcatraz Island (it does not stop on the island)
• Cruises may not operate during inclement weather. Check with ticket booths on the day of sailing for schedule
• Your ticket is valid for any departure time. Please arrive prior to your preferred departure time, as the cruise is operated on a first-come, first-served basis
• Your mobile voucher allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 839 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Really worth it if you do not want a full excursion to Alcatraz or its booked. This was a great way to learn about the island, get some great views and in general learn more SF history. A good way for people with little kids too- to get a wonderful ( shorter) overview.

October 16, 2019

At first it was hectic cause I pay for my ticket days before I came to San Francisco and I had the barcode on my phone and I still had to wait in line and almost miss the boat I think there should be a better system if you already and don't have to wait in a long line but after that me and my girlfriend enjoy it . We was hoping to do a cruise just to Alcatraz but you don't have one

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August 15, 2019

Excellent

January 7, 2020

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Blue and Gold Fleet

Product ID: 23652