• Phone: +1-4155614900
  • Ticket Price: 30 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Timing: 24-hrs
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    Everyday

    09:00 am - 01:00 pm
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    Address: San Francisco, CA 94133, United States Show on map

About Alcatraz Island, San Francisco

Address: San Francisco, CA 94133, United States Show on map
  • Sightseeing

Added 142958 times in trip plans

  • Phone: +1-4155614900
  • Ticket Price: 30 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Timing: 24-hrs
    Details
    April
    Open

    Everyday

    24-hrs
    Preferred

    Everyday

    09:00 am - 01:00 pm

The Alcatraz Island, a.k.a, the Rock, is an infamous historical prison island, built in 1868. Many famous people have been imprisioned here, and it played an important role in American history, so much so that it was declared as a National Historic Landmark. The places of interest on the island include the Former Military Chapel, Baker Beach, Building 64, the Boat Dock, the Lighthouse, the Main Lighthouse, the New Industries Building, the Officers Club, the Wardens House, and the Main Cellhouse. The island is also the natural habitat to Californian Slender Salamanders, Black Crowned Herons and Western Gulls. Migratory birds use the numerous cliff tops for the breeding and roosting. Also to see are the historical gardens planted by the family of the resident defence personnel, and especially the almost extinct Welsh Rose.

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Alcatraz Island Information

  • Ticket prices depend on tour timings and age. It’s more expensive in the night.
  • Visitors must reach the island through ferry rides from Pier 33 on Fisherman’s Wharf, operated by Alcatraz Tours.

Alcatraz Island Tickets Prices

  • The ticket prices depend on the tour operator you choose.
  • The ticket prices for Day tours and night tours are variable.
  • Approximate ticket prices: Adult (18-61): 31, Junior (12-17): 31, Child (5-11): 20, Senior (62+):30, Toddlers (0-4): Free

Alcatraz Island Opening and Closing Hours

  • Departure times are after every 20 minutes from 9 pm to 1.30 pm.

How To Get To Alcatraz Island by Public Transport

  • Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco Bay

Restaurants Near Alcatraz Island

  • Greens
  • Alioto’s Restaurant
  • Kokkari Estiatorio

 

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  • Tour is a little pricey (35 USD) and so is the parking, but it was totally worth it! It starts with a boat ride with amazing view, then you get to the island and a ranger gives a short orientation speech. There is also an orientation video you can watch and ranger led programs. You can also do a self guided tour of the island and an audio guide of the prison. I walked to see the flowers garden which was beautiful, and then I did the audio tour which was fascinating and very well narrated. Not the usual boring audio tour! You hear voices of prisoners and officers that worked in the prison which tell you about their life in the prison and interesting stories, from their point of view. The island is very beautiful with amazing views of San Francisco. Highly recommended!!

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  • Fun trip and we lucked out and had amazing weather. The entire trip was very organized. Wear good walking shoes. Very interesting, and the gardens provided a colorful backdrop to the crumbling prison. It is nice to be able to choose your own departure time and you can set your own pace.

  • Make sure you buy the tickets directly from their official site. It's cheaper and you know it's legit. You must select a ferry time for the way to the island. But on the way back, you can take any ferry you want - as long as it's not at capacity. Included in your ticket is an audio tour, which I would definitely recommend. It points out specific locations where certain events happened. However, since everyone around you is up to a different point on the audio tour, it can get a bit crowded and chaotic. Although the tickets are a bit on the pricier side ($31 pp), I would still recommend it. You get to learn a lot about the prison's history and see a lot of cool things.

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  • I think it's a must if you are in San Francisco!! Recommend to watch some movies about Alcatraz before you go there, so you will get more of the feeling of the place. The staff there are great and will try to answer you all the questions you might have. Tickets are hard to get. The best option for us was to buy a month in advance in their official website.

  • Make sure you buy the tickets directly from their official site. It's cheaper and you know it's legit. You must select a ferry time for the way to the island. But on the way back, you can take any ferry you want - as long as it's not at capacity. Included in your ticket is an audio tour, which I would definitely recommend. It points out specific locations where certain events happened. However, since everyone around you is up to a different point on the audio tour, it can get a bit crowded and chaotic. Although the tickets are a bit on the pricier side ($31 pp), I would still recommend it. You get to learn a lot about the prison's history and see a lot of cool things.

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