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Tickets for San Francisco: Escape from the Rock Cruise

Cruise through the history of Alcatraz, from escape attempts to infamous inmates

Blue & Gold Fleet
Registered address: 55 Almaden Blvd., Suite 100, 95113, San Francisco, US
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Duration: 1h 30mins
Audio guide: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish
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Smartphone tickets accepted

What's included

90-minute cruise
Audio guide (please bring your WiFi enabled device to access the tour)
Complimentary headphones

What's not included

Stop at Alcatraz Island and admission to Alcatraz
Gratuities (optional)

Important information

* Tour does not stop at Alcatraz Island, but cruises around it * Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected timeslot * The audio guide can be accessed on your WiFi enabled device

Where you'll go

Starting point

Pier 41, 94133, San Francisco

Landmarks you'll see

  • PIER 39
  • Enjoy an exciting 90-minute cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island
  • Listen to stories about escape attempts, life in the maximum security prison, and infamous inmates including Al Capone
  • Get an audio tour in your chosen language on your own WiFi-enabled device and take in the amazing San Francisco views

Wear something warm, because you might get goosebumps listening to tales of this prison's dark and creepy history. From escape attempts to infamous inmates, to legends of ghosts and hauntings, Alcatraz has it all! Bring your own phone and get ready to plug into a chilling slice of American history on the Escape from the Rock cruise.

Cruise around The Rock, home to Alcatraz, which operated as an official U.S. military prison from 1907 right up until 1933. You'll stay on your comfy boat the whole time, but you'll get a guided tour in the language of your choice just by tuning in through your own WiFi enabled device.

Sit back, relax, and be glad you're free and innocent as you hear about dirty dealings in the prison's tiny cells - some were only 5 x 9 feet!

Learn about Alcatraz's most famous inmates, including Al Capone, Billy Cook, and Clyde Johnson. Find out who tried to escape, who failed and why, and hear some of the terrible things witnessed by guards and officers, who also lived on the island with their families.

Chilling, eye-opening and exciting - a must-do in San Francisco.

Insider tip

Please show your smartphone voucher at the Blue & Gold Fleet Box Office at PIER 39.

  • Cancellation is possible until 12 hours before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 12 hours before your visit.

Ratings & reviews

2 verified customer reviews

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2 reviews
Veronica,  United States United States
10 Jul 2023
No problems with site and it was easy to use.
Escape from the Rock Bay Cruise
Jeffery,  United States United States
02 Mar 2022
Mediocre. Box office had no record of purchase. Caused us to be late
Escape from the Rock Bay Cruise

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