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Escape from the Rock: Alcatraz Island Ferry Cruise

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  • 1 Guest
    • Adult (12+)
    • Child (5-11)
    • Infant (0-4)
from US$ 42.00 per person pp
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Key Highlights

  • If you didn’t manage to snag those elusive Alcatraz tickets then this is the best alternative
  • Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and circle around the island to see it from all angles
  • Learn about the intriguing history of Alcatraz, a former US military prison site
  • Hear sound effects and thrilling stories of dangerous prison inmates and their escape attempts
  • Receive a free pair of 5x magnification binoculars as a souvenir for children onboard
  • Overview

    If mystery and thrill is what you need on your next vacation, The Escape from the Rock Cruise ticket offers you just that and much more! Cruise around the notorious Alcatraz Island, known in American history as the most feared prison site.

    Navigating the Golden Gate Bridge, circle around the island while hearing sound effects and learn about the most dangerous and notorious prisoners like Al Capone and Billy Cook and their escape attempts.

    A perfect group tour, especially with family, this tour gives away a free pair of 5x magnification binoculars to the children onboard to make this trip even more exciting.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    1 hour and 30 minutes

    Start time

    1 May to 3 June and 4 September to 29 October: 11:30am and 3:45pm
    5 June to 3 September: 11:15am, 1:45pm and 3:45pm

    Meeting Point

    Pier 41 Marine Terminal, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Ending Point

    Same as start point


    Reach the designated meeting point to embark on a ferry tour on San Francisco Bay around the mysterious and controversial Alcatraz Island with this Escape from the Rock Cruise ticket. Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and take in the infamous island from all angles. As a traveler, you’d be transported to the times when this maximum-security prison was a dreaded establishment of the American penal system, inhabiting some of the country’s most dangerous felons from year 1934 to 1963.

    Hear sound effects and chilling details about the famous inmates like Al Capone, Billy Cook - the Killer, and Clyde Johnson’s famous escape attempt. Enjoy riveting escape-attempt stories of those times and uncovered accounts of the life on The Rock. This tour is a fascinating and thrilling family get-away, especially since every child on this trip between the ages 5 to 11 receives a complimentary pair of 5x magnification souvenir binoculars, so they carry back memories of a lifetime.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Ferry journey around Alcatraz Island
    • Audio guide
    • Souvenir binoculars for children


    • Admission to the Alcatraz prison interior
    • Hotel pick¬-up and drop-¬off
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
  • Please note

    Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to your tour to confirm the departure details.

    This tour does not land on Alcatraz Island or include the prison interior.

    Vouchers for Escape from the Rock will be good for any of the departure times on the day of the booking.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    To redeem, bring voucher to Local activity operator office, 2800 Leavenworth Street or 478 Post St, San Francisco

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.