Murder, Mayhem and Mobsters...Come join the fun around Alcatraz Island! Enjoy a 90-minute bay cruise that sails under the Golden Gate Bridge and then circles Alcatraz twice allowing you to get up close and see every angle of this mysterious island.
You'll hear chilling accounts of harrowing escape attempts by Alcatraz's notorious criminals as well as their descriptions of the brutality of life on the island. This special San Francisco bay tour, "fully-loaded" with sound effects and intriguing stories about Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, Clyde Johnson's Alcatraz escape attempt and many more, will take you back to the days when this maximum-security prison was the most feared institution in the American penal system.
Winter / Spring - Effective October 28, 2013 - May 18, 2014
Daily at 11:30
Summer / Fall - Effective May 19, 2014 - October 27, 2014
Daily at 11:30 and cruise at 15:30 through September 1st.
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Location and direction
Take the MUNI’s historic F-Line street car or the 8X, 8BX, 39 or 47 bus to Pier 39. San Francisco’s famous cable cars also drop off just a few short blocks away from the pier as well.
If you are driving and using a GPS Navigation System, use the following address for directions, 2 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133.
Pier 39 Parking Garage
The garage is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Parking rates are weekdays are $9 per hour (maximum daily rate of $45) and weekends are $10 per hour (maximum daily rate of $50). Rates are subject to change. Guests who dine at participating full-service Pier 39 restaurants will receive one hour of free validated parking in the Pier 39 Garage.
Winter (January 1 to April 29 and October 29 to December 30, 2018)
Monday to Thursday: 11:30
Friday to Sunday / Holiday: 11:30, 15:45
Spring / Fall (April 30 to June 3 and August 27 to October 28, 2018)
Daily / Holiday: 11:30, 15:45
Summer (June 4 to August 26, 2018)
Daily / Holiday: 11:15, 13:45, 15:45
Price & Options
The tour times are not reserved and it is highly recommended that guests arrive at least 30 minutes prior to their desired departure time.
This tour does NOT land on Alcatraz Island.
This activity is wheelchair accessible.
Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Printed VELTRA voucher
A valid government-issued photo ID
Sweatshirt / light jacket
Motion sickness preventative
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
If you are driving on your own, you will be required to pay a parking fee.
You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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