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San Francisco: 1-Hour Waterfront Sail Around Alcatraz

Product ID: 219054
Enjoy a 1.5-hour sailing trip in the San Francisco Bay around Alcatraz Island. Listen to live narration as you learn about the history of this world-famous prison. Then see the highlights of the city waterfront area.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the history of Alcatraz on a sailing trip in San Francisco Bay
  • Listen to the live crew descriptions of Alcatraz and stories about the city
  • Sail past the city waterfront to see the Ferry Building, Coit Tower, and more
Full description
Discover the beauty of San Francisco on a relaxing 1.5-hour cruise around Alcatraz. Your live crew will describe the rich history of Alcatraz while highlighting the infamous prisoners that used to occupy the island. Cruise around the entire island, enjoying every angle of this iconic landmark as you learn interesting facts about this former maximum security prison.
After sailing around Alcatraz Island, continue south along the city waterfront. Admire the San Francisco Ferry Building, Coit Tower, the Bay Bridge, and so much more. Hear fascinating stories about San Francisco, told by your crew. Enjoy an unforgettable sailing cruise on the San Francisco Bay.
  • 1.5-hour cruise
  • Live narration
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Pier 39, Dock J (next to the sea lions), San Francisco, CA 94133.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note that this tour does not stop on Alcatraz Island
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Nice boat & Nice people

A cozy trip in The Bay. The guide knows a lot of stories, both facts abort Alcatraz and the arena and personal experience with Salling for many years. The captain and the guide were cool and nice to be around. Last but least, the coffee and mimosa was excelent ;-)

June 24, 2019

It was a beautiful trip!

August 26, 2019

Loved it, informative, but personal.

Loved the sail around Alcatraz, being in a small group made the trip much more personal than a ferry boat trip. My husband & son even helped to put the sail up, which was great.

August 25, 2019

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Adventure Cat Sailing Charters

Product ID: 219054