Tickets for Escape from the Rock: Bay Cruise

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

New on Tiqets
Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date
Receive your tickets via email, SMS and our app
Show tickets on your smartphone
Starting time
May-Oct: Daily at 11:00, 13:00 & 15:00, 10 June - 18 Aug: additional cruise at 17:00. Nov-Apr: Mon-Thu, 11:30; Fri-Sun, 11:30 & 15:45
90 minutes
  • 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.

See more
See less
Ticket features
Smartphone tickets accepted
Instant ticket delivery
What's included
90-minute cruise
Audio guide (please bring your WiFi enabled device to access the tour)
Complimentary headphones
Stop at Alcatraz Island and admission to Alcatraz
Gratuities (optional)

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

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
No reviews yet.

Common questions

What do these tickets include?
This ticket includes a single entrance to the venue, in combination with other services. You can find this information under the section 'What's included' on this page.
Are there special discounts for different age groups/students or teachers?
Discounts for different age groups vary per product. You can find discount related information while selecting your tickets in the checkout. When choosing your tickets, check for ticket types with discounted prices. For example, some products have a ticket type 'Child', which is specifically for children. Remember to bring a valid ID to the venue if you've purchased a discounted ticket.
What payment methods do Tiqets support?
We support popular payment methods used across the globe, notably Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Alipay and iDeal. Some payment options are specific to the language and currency combination you use when ordering tickets.
Do I have to print these tickets?
You don't have to print these tickets. See the section titled 'Instructions' on the product page for more information on this. Download the Tiqets app to get access to your tickets on your phone - even when offline.