AlcatrazPart of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Alcatraz is one of San Francisco's most fascinating attractions. Ride the ferry from Pier 33 across San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island, a historic landmark and once the most dreaded federal penitentiary in the country. Site of the first lighthouse on the West Coast and a former Civil War fort, Alcatraz Island once caged the nation's most notorious criminals and mobsters, including Al Capone. Alcatraz offers self-guided walking tours, a cell house audio tour and an evening tour with live narration. See videos and exhibits that highlight the island's cultural and natural history, or discover the island's beautiful gardens, tide pools, bird colonies and breathtaking views of San Francisco Bay.
Hours -Alcatraz is open every day except Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Ferry departures are every half hour starting at 9:00am. Hours vary by season. This is the only SF tour that sells out ahead of time so be sure to book tickets several weeks in advance.
Prices -Alcatraz Cruise with Day Tour: Adult: $28; Child: $17; Senior: $26.25
- Daily Park Ranger Activities
- Special Events
- Specials Exhibits - "Alcatraz: Stories From the Rock"
- Walking Tour & Cell House Audio Tour
- Evening Tours
Guided Ranger Tours & Outdoor
- Orientation Video & Outdoor Exhibits
- Bird Watching
- Exploring Gardens & Tide Pools