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Alcatraz Island
Top 7 in Can't Miss Attractions

481 Reviews
Liked by 12
On the 33rd, every day, between 8:45 and 15:20, the boat will drive to Devil Island every 30 minutes. The devil's island will open the 33rd every 30 minutes between 9:55 and 18:30. The night shift has a total of 2 shifts, starting at 17:55 and 18:30 from Pier 33 and 20:40 and 21:25 from Alcatraz. The ferry operation time may be slightly changed, so it is recommended to go to the official website to check the specific sailing time, so as not to delay the trip.
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 4 hours
Address: San Francisco, California
Phone: +1-415-9817625

What people are saying:

Great look into the history of the island and prison. The audio tour is a must do for anyone going. Prepare to do a lot of walking...

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  • foxm457

    Cellblock closed

    The interior cell block is closed unfortunately, but its still worth the $30 boat ride over. They have an interesting "Native American Occupation" exhibit open, which provides some great insight into ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1605514051000+0800)/
  • WanderlustMamaJ

    Covid restrictions

    We loved our visit to Alcatraz Island. Due to covid restrictions, though, the buildings were closed. With the limited number of people on the island, we felt it could have safely been reopened. There ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1605273439000+0800)/
  • JSLoveis13
    Austin, Texas

    Very nice

    This was an awesome attraction to visit!! We took lots of pictures and it was pretty cool. We circled around it twice and was able to see it from all angles. It was a bit cold on the water but so wort...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604366411000+0800)/
  • Jasonbeam21109

    Best part of our stay

    We loved visiting Alcatraz Island while in San Francisco! This was our best part of the trip. We loved being in the ferry and on the bay!

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  • HappyTrails_Mary
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Alcatraz is worthy of a visit

    I'd really give 3.5 stars, but this is a must see attraction/bucket list, so I'm giving 4. First, I went during the pandemic so it was an outside tour only. The only building we could go into was a l...

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Alcatraz was once a prison for some of America's most dangerous criminals. Today, it is part of the National Park Service and is considered a must-see for visitors to San Francisco. The island tour is captivating for its history and beauty. Dress warmly even in summer because the island can be breezy and the prison is cold and damp. Ferries to Alcatraz depart from Pier 33.
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Available Amenities

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