San Francisco: Alcatraz Island Prison Tour with Bay Cruise

2 Reviews
Tours Culture & history Activities Good for groups Shore Excursions Wheelchair accessible Reseller exclusions Nature & adventure Sightseeing Tours Theme Tours Nature & Panorama Cruises & boat tours Architecture tours Viewing points History & heritage Photography Tours Group activities Family-friendly Medium-risk activities

Combine two popular San Francisco attractions in one visit, with a walking tour of Alcatraz Island and its prison and a Golden Gate Bay cruise.

Our Top Experiences and Tours in San Francisco:
If youʻre booking your trip to San Francisco last minute, we have you covered. Below are some of the top tours and experiences!
View All Experiences


  • Visit one San Francisco's most famous attractions, Alcatraz Island and Prison
  • Learn the storied history of Alcatraz from your top-notch audio tour
  • Sail by major landmarks including the world famous Golden Gate Bridge


Step back in time and experience the legendary Alcatraz Island, a Civil War fort, a military prison, and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries in US History. Hop on a ferry to the island and a 45-minute audio presentation to acquaint yourself with its history. Once on Alcatraz Island, make your way up to the cell house prison building and receive an audio headset. Hear stories about actual correctional officers and prisoners, such as Al Capone and George 'Machine Gun' Kelly who lived and worked on Alcatraz Island. Once the audio tour is over, continue taking pictures and exploring the island in your own time. Admire the San Francisco skyline views as you walk back down to the ferry landing and hop on the next ferry headed back to San Francisco. The Alcatraz ferry will leave on time at the designated time booked. You must arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time at Pier 33. Then, continue your day out by sailing along San Francisco's historic waterfront on a sightseeing cruise and admire the stunning San Francisco skyline. Glide past the Presidio, go beneath the Golden Gate Brdige, and around Alcatraz Island. Best of all, choose when you go on your cruise.


Round-trip ferry cruise to Alcatraz Island from Pier 33 Audio tour Entry ticket to Alcatraz Island Round-trip sightseeing bay cruise Captain Crew

Important Information

  • You can go on the sightseeing cruise on any day and at any available departure. You will receive a schedule from the activity provider

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


Book Nearby Accommodation

View Larger Map


Book Now!

My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for San Francisco.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Create & Share your own Guide to San Francisco with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide San Francisco is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in San Francisco

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in San Francisco