Take a trip down mystery lane as our next stop is Alcatraz Island. The island of Alcatraz is one of the most popular tourist attractions just 1.25 miles off the coast of San Francisco, California. A former military prison and penitentiary, Alcatraz had a slew of high-profile inmates like Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, and many more. As a tourist, you can learn about daring and unsuccessful escape attempts from what was considered as America’s most secure prison. The trip continues with a delightful California Sunset Cruise, with majestic views of the Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge and the city skyline. Passengers will also pass Railroad Ferry, Marin Headlands, Coit Tower, Angel Island State Park, Depot Museum, Treasure Island and more.
Prepare to be mesmerised! The tour itinerary states that the scheduled place of departure is Pier 33 on the Embarcadero. There are ferries to Alcatraz from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm- each 30 minutes apart. The participants will be listening to “Doing Time” an award-winning self-guided audio tour guide- available in 11 languages. Bird-watchers can spot a variety of birds- Brandt’s cormorants, Canadian Geese, just to name a few. The average tourist can complete the Alcatraz trip in around 2.5 hours. Completing the tour, participants will be enjoying a 2-hour sunset/twilight cruise from Pier 43 at Fisherman’s Wharf. The on-board menu includes appetizers along with a glass of wine or beer. A live guitarist will be performing to set the mood just right. The Sunset Cruise tour will conclude at the Red and White Fleet.
According to the rules, minors under 18 years of age are denied permission to Alcatraz unless accompanied by an adult. A valid photo ID and passenger names are required. The twilight/sunset cruise has a stocked cashless bar, which tourists can access with credit/debit cards. In case you are wondering, the tour is easily accessible by wheelchair and stroller. Service animals are also permitted for your assistance. Forget your worries about the group size. The maximum number of travellers is 400. With several positive ratings and positive experiences, this is surely a trip worth remembering!