San Francisco

Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise

San Francisco, United States

From USD 139.00

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


This convenient package gives you access to two separate 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
  • Pass San Francisco's major landmarks, including underneath the Golden Gate Bridge

What's Included

  • 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 $45.00 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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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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      350 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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      Alcatraz and Bay Cruise Experience
      Kathleen_W, Mar 2023
      Both Alcatraz and the Bay Cruise were great experiences. My only complaint is that I was unsure how to access the tickets at the site. I finally asked one of the very busy workers at the Alcatraz holding site, who told me I had to exchange my ticket from Viator for one of their own tickets. It would have been less stressful to know I had to go to the ticket booth before I stood in line for the boat. I would suggest you include that information in your instructions next time for both Alcatraz and the Blue and White Bay Cruise.
      One more checked off the bucket list
      Connie_A, Mar 2023
      Upon arrival at Alcatraz, we were given a headset with guided tour narrative in the language of your choice. This was very helpful in allowing everyone to move through the tour at your own pace. As I have difficulty in walking uphill, and it is a long steep climb through a number of switchbacks to get to the top, I was very grateful for the tram available. Having booked our tickets ahead of time through Viator proved to be very helpful as when we arrived at the pier, they were already sold out for the day. When we went to redeem our voucher for the bay cruise, the staff were very helpful in figuring out exactly how to locate the tickets on my phone. I will definitely use Viator again!!
      Great tour!!
      Jane_J, Mar 2023
      This was a great guided tour (with header provided) and the cruise over & back was awesome too!! All the employees on the boat and inside Alcatraz were very knowledgeable and nice! And we felt very safe onboard the boat taking us over & back despite the horrific winds on the bay that day!! Fun day!!!
      Great two in one tour
      Sally_M, Mar 2023
      Helpful employees at all stages. Easy trip over on boat 30 minutes before our scheduled tour. Audio your with pause means you can go round at your own pace. The bay cruise was a bonus extra to the tour and gave fantastic views on Alcatraz, the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Bonus was seeing dolphins near the bridge
      Better than swimming to Alcatraz
      Larry_R, Mar 2023
      Boat nice and crew professional. Self tour audio was fine. Recommend earliest tour to beat the crowds.
      Great time at Alcatraz!
      Katie_D, Mar 2023
      We had a great time on the Alcatraz tour. We especially enjoyed the audio tour of the cellblock. It was a great experience for us and our children.
      Fun little day trip with family
      Arashyot_K, Mar 2023
      Really fun little trip - I took my niece and nephew with me and they said it was their favourite part of visiting San Fransisco. Really nice views of the skyline as well. Perhaps it would've been nice to stay a little longer (like even 30 minutes) to take in all the stops, but we really enjoyed it overall
      Don’t waste your money
      Tracey_D, Feb 2023
      Overpriced. Half the price if you buy direct from piers 39 and 33. Alcatraz entrance is $43 and the boat ride $37
      Beautiful Rainey SF Bay
      Matthew_K, Feb 2023
      I have used Viator for years. I would never use anyone else. Another great trip and experience. The family enjoyed ever part.
      Great day
      Jacqueline_A, Feb 2023
      We had a fantastic day going around the prison weather was warm and the views stunning. Audio was excellent around the cell block
      Great Activities
      Allyson_M, Jan 2023
      We had a great time on both tours. Very organized and a perfect addition to our SF adventure! We will do this again on our next visit into town.
      Great time
      Elizabeth_M, Jan 2023
      Alcatraz was awesome and I would do the tour again. Boat tour was fun and everyone ws nice. Well worth the money.
      V Good experience
      Menna_S, Jan 2023
      Alcatraz island is a must in San Francisco ! I wouldn’t enjoy without it Also the cruise was beautiful. I would recommend the cruise before the Alcatraz because it gives an overview for remarkable places . I would recommend booking a night before to receive your QR codes. I was in a very short trip to SF and found out there’s a trip at the same day 10 a.m & 1 p.m so i booked @1 p.m You don’t receive your pass immediately like other apps , but the organizer was helpful when i called twice . This was the only con i. This experience because it stressed me out to wait as its my first time to book through here. Other than this … the overall experience is smooth .
      Must see!
      Charlene_L, Jan 2023
      You can’t visit San Francisco with going to Alcatraz . . . It’s a very cool & interesting piece of history z . . Loved it!
      My San Francisco Adventure
      Yvonne_S, Dec 2022
      The most memorable part of my trip to Alcatraz was actually meeting the guest author Jolene babiak and just all the detail that was in the cell tour with the watercolors and the the audio tour part of it explaining everything it was really nice
      Great services, on time...
      STEPHEN_K, Dec 2022
      Great services, on time as scheduled No delays Well organized and clear directions with audio explanations. It was a great experience
      Alcatraz not worth the money
      MICHELLE_N, Dec 2022
      Very disorganized once you get there to check in, alot of money for what you get, didn’t even get to go on the Bay Cruise we paid for $850 for 4 people .
      Response from Host, Jan 2023
      I am very sorry about your experience but we don't charge that price for 4 people so you might wrote the review on the wrong business. Thank you
      Is a tour you can’t...
      Laura_L, Dec 2022
      Is a tour you can’t missed!, take the audio tour that way you can know a lil be more and have the complete experience.
      Response from Host, Dec 2022
      Thank you Laura for your kind return. The 45min audio tour is very amazing and it is included in the tour. Really cool experience. Thank you
      I had a great time!
      Mary_M, Dec 2022
      I loved listening to the audio in the cells. I learned so much, it was very interesting. Illya was a guide on the cruise, he was amazing.
      Response from Host, Dec 2022
      Thank you so much Mary for your review. I am so happy you had to enjoy your experience with us. Stay safe
      Guided cell walk was well...
      Duane_F, Dec 2022
      Guided cell walk was well worth the time. Stories told in the voices of the men incarcerated and the guards that were on the Rock with them.