Half Day Tour
Welcome to Alcatraz; once home to some of America’s most notorious criminals. Delve into the island’s remarkable history on this essential tour.
- Explore the cellhouse on an award-winning self guide audio tour
- Discover the island’s historical buildings and military past
- Learn about the American Indian Occupation from 1969 to 1971
- Enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay
- Look our for marine life, nesting seabirds and rare flora
Your Alcatraz experience includes a return ferry crossing to the island, from San Francisco’s Pier 33, and a self guided audio tour around the cellhouse.
To this day, Alcatraz is still known as one of the world’s most legendary prisons, with the presence of infamous inmates like Al ‘Scarface’ Capone and the ‘Birdman’ Robert Stroud establishing the island’s notoriety.
Civil War-era buildings dotted around the island give insight into the 19th century when it served as both a harbour defence fort and a military prison.
You can also see visible reminders of the American Indian Occupation that started in 1969 after the prison closed, an important milestone in the American Indian rights movement.
Alcatraz is now home to rare flowers and plants, marine wildlife, and thousands of roosting and nesting seabirds.
Approximate duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Tours depart daily, every 30 minutes from 09:00 to 15:00
Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133
Price & Availability
You can book this experience on its own or as part of a complete America holiday. For price and availability please get in touch.