Alcatraz Island in San Francisco: Ferry Rides & ToursTouring Alcatraz Island is an inescapable activity for San Francisco visitors. Housing notorious convicts such as Al Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly, Alcatraz Island is steeped in lore and mystery. Take one of the Alcatraz Island tours with a scenic ferry ride across San Francisco Bay before exploring "the Rock." Although the federal prison has long-been decommissioned, the prison's main cell block is still intact. Through a narrated, self-guided tour, you'll enter the dark cells, tour the mess hall and visit "the black holes" of solitary confinement. You'll learn about daily life at the prison, its history and its infamous inmates. The grounds also offer walking trails with amazing views of San Francisco and the Bay.
Prices -Day Tour: $35.50 Adults, $21.75 (ages 5 to 11), Night Tour: $42.50 (adults), $25.25 (ages 5 to 11)
Hours -Departures start at 9:30 a.m. from Pier 33 and run every half-hour throughout the day.
- Special Exhibits
- Private Events
- Indigenous People's Sunrise Gathering
- Self-Guided Tour
- Ferry Ride
- Flowers of Alcatraz