San Francisco: Alcatraz Night Tour with SF Bay Cruise

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Experience the eerie ambiance of Alcatraz Island at night with an audio-guided tour and delve into the prison's history. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise of San Francisco Bay at a time that suits you.


  • Visit Alcatraz Island at night on a self-guided tour with an audio guide
  • Watch the sunset as you take the ferry to Alcatraz and listen to live narration
  • Learn about the unique history and stories of the inmates from local experts
  • Experience the eerie atmosphere of the former prison after dark as you explore
  • Embark on a tranquil sightseeing cruise along the waterfront of San Francisco


Discover San Francisco's notorious penitentiary, Alcatraz Island, at night and experience its eerie and foreboding atmosphere on a tour with an audio guide. Also, receive a ticket for a San Francisco Bay sightseeing cruise that can be taken any day or time before or after your Alcatraz tour. Embark on your exclusive tour as you board the ferry to Alcatraz. Enjoy live narration throughout the journey, including a special 'around the island' route, an experience not offered during daytime tours. Witness the stunning silhouette of the Golden Gate Bridge against the sunset, take part in a cell door demonstration, and listen to captivating tales of the island's past inhabitants. Use your informative audio guide, available in various languages, to delve into the haunting history of Alcatraz. Learn about its former inmates and the numerous daring escape attempts that unfolded within its walls. Explore both visiting and permanent exhibits on the island that detail its fascinating history. Receive a ticket for a narrated sightseeing cruise across San Francisco Bay aboard a comfortable boat equipped with both indoor and outdoor seating options. Marvel at the picturesque vistas and cruise by renowned landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Bay Bridge.


Roundtrip ferry to Alcatraz Island at night Alcatraz Island nighttime admission fee Audio guide in multiple languages 1-hour San Francisco Bay cruise

Important Information

  • The time you select at checkout is the time of the Alcatraz ferry
  • You may take the San Francisco Bay cruise anytime you choose. A schedule of departure times will be sent to you after booking
  • This activity will take place rain or shine
  • These are two separate tours, which may be taken on different days
  • Nights can be chilly and breezy on Alcatraz. Please dress warmly with long pants and warm jackets or windbreakers

Easy cancellation

This activity is non-refundable


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