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!
What It Is
This is a Sunset or Twilight cruise from the San Francisco Bay into the former Island prison of Alcatraz.
A visit to the cell houses that once held notorious criminals in the American Crime history.
An included buffet lunch at the famous Fisherman's Wharf Bay coupled with a glass of wine or beer.
Your Experience With Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Sunset or Twilight Bay Cruise
Climb aboard the ferry ride for a sunset or twilight cruise, and enjoy sweeping views of the San Francisco Skyline.
Dive into the famous former Prison Island and learn the history of its existence from an Award - winning Audio Guide.
Pass by attractions like Golden Gate Bridge, SF Bay Bridge, Coit Tower, Marin Headlands, Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum, Angel Island State Park, Yerba Buena Island, Salesforce Tower, Fisherman;s Wharf and many more
Enjoy delicious meals coupled with complimentary drinks (wines and beers) as you cruise the waterways into Alcatraz Island.
What Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Sunset or Twilight Bay Cruise Includes?
Handling of all taxes, fees and gratuities associated with tour.
Ticket into Alcatraz
Round - trip transportation by Ferry Ride to and from the Island of Alcatraz.
An Award - Winning Audio Guide in the Cellhouse with Multiple Languages available
Sunset or Twilight Cruise from Bay (depending on choice picked)
Is It Suitable for Me?
Absolutely right for everybody who loves to go on Adventure from San Francisco
The best tour for historians and adventurers to get the best of history in their head
This was a breathtaking experience for me, I learnt a lot and enjoyed a lot on - board the ferry ride.
This is a crown to my vacation in San Francisco, my tour would have been incomplete if I didn't go on this tour.