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Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, California, 94133 | 415-561-4900
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Alcatraz island: tours, history and spectacular city views

Tour the prison that housed America's most nefarious criminals through history. Walk the same grim halls as Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly, then see the furnished cell that confined The Birdman of Alcatraz. Guided audio tours direct you through the Rock's facilities, recounting the most daring (and always unsuccessful) escape attempts. After touring the notorious prison, escape to the Alcatraz Lighthouse to enjoy spectacular views of San Francisco and the relief of freedom. For a truly unique adventure, experience Alcatraz's many moods after dark with a night tour.  


Prices -

Day Ferry & Tour: Adults: $31, Children: $19.25, Seniors: $29.25, Night Ferry & Tour: Adults: $38, Children: $22.75, Seniors: $35.25 (Prices subject to change with seasons.)

Hours - 

Ferry departures and returns are subject to change with seasons. Typically, ferries begin to depart every half-hour beginning at 9 a.m. 


  • Private Cruises 
  • Private Tours 
  • Indians of All Tribes Day


  • Self-Guided & Audio Tours 
  • Ferry Rides 
  • Guided Tours 
  • Lighthouse
  • Museum 


  • How do we access the island?

    All access to Alcatraz Island is provided by a private ferry company under contract with the park's department, Alcatraz Cruises. Visitors must first arrive at Alcatraz Landing on Pier 33 in the Fisherman's Wharf area to board a scheduled ferry. It is important to remember the weather can be unpredictable, especially while on the Bay. It's advised to bring a light jacket or sweater to ensure you're comfortable riding the ferry and on the island. 
  • Is there parking at the Alcatraz Landing?

    There is no parking available at Alcatraz Landing. Most on-street parking in the Fisherman's Wharf area is metered, and does not allow enough time to visit the island. However, there are fifteen commercial lots within five blocks of Alcatraz Landing, offering roughly 3,000 parking spaces. The most convenient lot, only one-block away from Alcatraz Landing, is at 80 Francisco at Kearny, just across the Embarcadero.  

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