Alcatraz Island in San FranciscoRide the ferry from Pier 33 across San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island, 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 beautiful gardens, tide pools, bird colonies and breathtaking views of San Francisco Bay.
Hours -Alcatraz is open every day. Ferry departures are every half hour starting at 9:00am. Hours vary by season. 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
- Alcatraz Botanical Garden Tours
- Specials Exhibits - "Alcatraz: Stories From the Rock"
- Walking Tour & Cell House Audio Tour
- Exploring Gardens & Tide Pools
- Evening Tours
- Outdoor Exhibits
- Guided Ranger Tours & Outdoor Interpretive Walks
- Bird Watching
- Orientation Video