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Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise

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San Francisco, United States
Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise
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icon2 to 4 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 8 more

Overview

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.
  • Get to Alcatraz Island with ease—round-trip ferry tickets are included
  • Enjoy audio commentary about former Alcatraz inmates—including Al Capone
  • Choose a day to suit your schedule for the San Francisco Bay cruise
  • Sail past San Francisco's major landmarks and listen to an audio guide
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Round-trip ferry to Alcatraz Island from Pier 33
45-minute award-wining audio tour on Alcatraz Island
Entrance/admission fee to Alcatraz Island (valued at $41.00 USD)
60-minute San Francisco Bay Cruise
Transportation to and from the Pier 33 or Pier 39 (make your own way there)
Food and Beverage
Pier 33 , San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

The ferry will leave on time at your specific time scheduled. You have to be at Pier 33 30 minutes before departure time.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Must See
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    See all safety measures taken by Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise.

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    • "They change our reservation from 1 pm to 3 pm." See review

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    star-5
    I have Alcatraz Cruze I...
    greta_g
    , Aug 2022
    I have Alcatraz Cruze I really like it and my family the enjoy the cruise so much we have very good time Over there i Recognize Everyone that enjoyable experience thank you so much
    star-5
    It was an awesome experience
    Yolanda_O
    , Aug 2022
    Alcanzar was awesome and boat ride. Everything came out as planed and all worth it.. thanks I would come again and invite friends and family
    star-1
    bait and switch, changed our timed tickets
    Emily_K
    , Aug 2022
    We decided to tour Alcatraz just a month before our trip. By that time, all the tickets for mid-morning were sold out on the direct purchase site. I scoured the internet and all the various options and chose to pay a significant amount more than the direct purchase price in order to get tickets for the 10am time slot that worked best with our schedule. The Blue and Gold Bay tour was a slight added bonus, but the information page says you can choose to do this any day/time you want - this was incredibly deceptive, because you don't actually get your tickets to the bay cruise until 9pm the day before the Alcatraz part of the tour! So we weren't even able to do the Bay tour on the day we had planned. Then comes time to get our Alcatraz tickets...9pm and I get a text saying that the tickets had been sent and then came a very casual by the way, the time slot was changed!!!! Not a single question or check if that was OK or if there were any issues, just a quick text "apologies Alcatraz start a little bit earlier at 9am instead of 10am. Have fun." YUP, 12 hours before our tour and after we had already tucked kids into their hotel rooms with their alarms set and promises of sleeping in, we were told our tickets had been moved up an hour. Remember you really do NEED to arrive at least 30 minutes before your time slot, so we had to wake up our kids and get across town by 8:30am (yes, during Rush hour). At this point we had no other option or choice given it was our last day in San Francisco and everything was sold out. So much for careful planning ahead and using Viator to get the exact schedule we wanted - paying triple the direct cost just bought us grumpy, tired kids. Overall: Alcatraz: Cool Viator not cool
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
    Hello Emily I am glad that your tour was cool and you had fun. I am sorry the tour has been slightly changed 1 hour earlier. Thank you and stay cool overall
    star-5
    Tour just as described. ...
    SARAF_K
    , Aug 2022
    Tour just as described. Tickets came in email the night before as promised and we had no issues. We were able to take the bay cruise on a different day which was nice.
    star-5
    Tons of fun. Excellent experience.
    Raul_T
    , Aug 2022
    Did Alcatraz in the morning and did the cruise of the bay in the evening. It was great. Beautiful sights beautiful views. Excellent experience.
    star-5
    Last Minute Option
    Daniela_H
    , Aug 2022
    My mom, my sister, and me decided to take a last minute trip out to SF and we really wanted to go to Alcatraz. All of the tickets were sold out, unfortunately! The price is a little steep for these tickets but it was a great option for our last minute trip. I was a little worried on whether this was legit or not but it was! I received the actual tickets (initially you get vouchers for the tickets then they send you the actual tickets) the night before we scheduled our time slot for Alcatraz, which also worried me, but we got them. Someone even texted me to confirm I received them, which was great. We got to walk around Alcatraz and the bay cruise even took us under the Golden Gate Bridge! It was really cool! Like I said, it’s a great option for a last minute trip! Also some of the negative reviews are simply the result of people not reading the description of the tickets. It’s two different attractions in one package.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
    Daniela thank you so much for your review. I couldn't say it better lol Stay real :)
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Great experience
    Jonathan_C
    , Aug 2022
    Excellent trip. Good they limit numbers so you can see everything without too many people. Highly recommend it
    star-5
    My family and I enjoyed...
    Jeremy_A
    , Aug 2022
    My family and I enjoyed The tour of Alcatraz and the tour of the bay, I would recommend to anyone booking a tour through Viator, or was very easy.
    star-5
    Awesome
    Eran_M
    , Aug 2022
    It was so interesting to see the cells and hear the inmates depiction of living there on the audio tour
    star-4
    Alcatraz
    Beth_W
    , Aug 2022
    The best part by far was the audio tour of the actual prison. I took away a star because the rest of the day was self led. The “bay cruise” is just a 15 minute ride to and from the island. There is no tour at all on that part. Once on the island there were no guided tours available- they only have two a day. We bought the pamphlet and there was plenty to read but I prefer an in person guide.
    star-4
    Good history lesson
    Steven_K
    , Aug 2022
    Very interesting history and for the most part balanced story. I would like to have seen/heard more on the Native American perspective
    star-5
    The audio tour of the...
    Donna_B
    , Aug 2022
    The audio tour of the cell building was extremely well done! Nice that the flies were kept out of that space.
    star-5
    Great trip!
    Jay_J
    , Aug 2022
    Enjoyed traveling under the Golden Gate Bridge and getting the close up view. Length of the trip was just right.
    star-1
    Viator horrible
    Jade_C
    , Aug 2022
    Long lines- overly priced. Horrible communication. Once we got to the island very fun experience, but otherwise wouldn’t recommend viator.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
    Hello Jade the most important info in your review is that you had a fun experience. For the communication you texted a lot with me, for me it looks like the best communication actually. Remember also that your are visiting one of the most famous National Park in the us with a very limited access capacity since you reach it on a ferry. Stay fun
    star-4
    It was something to do on...
    Gabriele_H
    , Aug 2022
    It was something to do on my bucket list. It was exciting to walk through the real-life prison. Audio tour worked out perfectly, it assisted us in understanding the history of the prison!
    star-5
    Great trips
    Leslyn_B
    , Aug 2022
    The boat rides to both the Bay and Alcatraz were quite smooth, even in the windy weather. My family and friends enjoyed both. We greatly appreciated the flexibility of the tour operators that allowed us to split our boat rides into two separate days.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
    Hello Leslyn, thank you so much for your nice review. I am glad you had a good time during your trip with us. Thank you for the feedback. Stay safe and happy
    star-5
    Audio tour
    Alicia_R
    , Aug 2022
    The audio tour guide with all the experiences to explain to us some of what happened was great! Hearing it was even better than just a story told.
    star-5
    Brilliant Day Out
    Brian_H
    , Jul 2022
    Great service all round thank you for all of your help, particularly when I called the office on Saturday morning, the guy who answered the phone was very helpful and reassuring!
    star-5
    2 boat rides and a cellhouse
    Erica_D
    , Jul 2022
    The Alcatraz ferry was a quick trip to “the rock”. You can do audio tour with their handheld device or your phone app in the Cellhouse. Interesting stories. You can take any ferry back so no hurry. Lots of walking uphill. We did the 6:30pm Bay Cruise. Easy to find next to pier 39. There is a snack bar on both boats. The Bay cruise goes to golden gate bridge and back. They talk about San Fran places on speaker. We just sat inside snd enjoyed the ride.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
    Hello Erica, thank you so much for the nice review. I am so glad you enjoy the tour with your family. This a very good description. Stay fun ;)
    star-5
    Great trip
    Daniel_G
    , Jul 2022
    Staff was very helpful and polite Giving easy to understand instructions Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone

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