Alcatraz Island, California

Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, California, 94133 | 415-561-4900
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Alcatraz Island in San Francisco

Take the ferry from Pier 33 across the choppy waters of San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island. The rocky islet of Alcatraz was once America's most dreaded high-security prison and held the nation's most wanted criminals, including famous mobsters like Al Capone. Alcatraz offers self-guided walking tours, an evening tour with live narration and a guided cell house audio tour. Visitors can explore natural gardens and tide pools and enjoy beautiful views of San Francisco Bay.


Hours -

Departures are every half hour throughout the day beginning at 9:00am.
Hours vary with the season.
  • Alcatraz Island Ferry & Day Tour - $30.00
  • Alcatraz Island Ferry & Night Tour - $37.00


  • Alcatraz Alumni Day
  • Cell House Audio Tour


  • Day & Night Tours
  • Exhibits & Videos
  • Natural Gardens
  • Tide Pools


  • Tickets include ferry transportation and tours?

    Alcatraz Island is San Francisco’s most popular attraction. It is highly recommended to reserve your spot on the ferry to the island in advance. To purchase tickets in advance, please visit the Alcatraz Cruises website. The ticket price includes the ferry transportation, the cell house audio, and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act fee.
  • Are there places to eat on Alcatraz Island and can I bring food?

    There are no food outlets on Alcatraz Island. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on the ferry. Food consumption is not permitted beyond the dock, only water in plastic bottles.
  • Where can I take ferry to Alcatraz?

    The ferries terminate at he Ferry Building on The Embarcadero, or at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, where passengers can transfer to MUNI’s F & E Historic Streetcar line, private transit service, or walk to Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing. You should arrive atleast 30 mins prior to the ferry departure time?
  • Where do I get tickets to Alcatraz?

    You can book online on this website, by calling reservations center at 415 981 7625 or visit the Ticket Booth at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing.

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