The Alcatraz Tour & GoCar Combo is a fun and different way to explore San Francisco. You will explore San Francisco in a rented three-wheeler GoCar and then visit the legendary island of Alcatraz.
The amazing GoCars are guided by GPS (Global Positioning System), which means that the car always knows where you are, even if you don't. As you drive, it tells you where to turn and what you're passing, and it waits patiently if you want to stop. On the way the car provides a commentary of the things you can see.
The Alcatraz Tour & GoCar Combo is available in 4 options. You can keep your rented GoCar for 1, 2, 3 or 4 hours as per your choice.
The GoCar tour begins in Fisherman's Wharf and takes you past the most spectacular San Francisco sites - from the bay, to the ocean, to the famous parks, neighborhoods and streets in between. Helmets are provided and are required by California law. All riders receive a full orientation.
To rent a GoCar, you must at least be a licensed driver 21-years of age. The cars are approved for use on city streets, but not the bridges or freeways. The 3-wheeled cars seat two and have a lockable trunk for your things. Their small size makes parking a breeze, and in San Francisco, that's a major bonus. They can even be parked in motorcycle parking.
• Fisherman's Wharf
• The Cannery
• Ghirardelli Square
• Fort Mason
• The Marina District
• Crissy Fields
• Fort Point
• The Presidio
• Golden Gate Bridge
• Baker Beach
• Sea Cliff
• Legion of Honor
• Lands End
• U.S.S. San Francisco War Memorial
• Cliff House
• Sutro Baths
• Ocean Beach
• Golden Gate Park
• Lincoln Park Golf Course
• Conservatory of Flowers
• Japanese Tea Gardens
• Haight Ashbury District
• Inspiration Point
• Palace of Fine Arts
• Chestnut & Union Shopping Districts
• Lombard Street
After your GoCar tour you can leave the car back at Fisherman's Wharf and proceed with the next part of your exciting day.
Your trip to Alcatraz departs on a ferry from Pier 33. The ferry across the San Francisco Bay takes about 10 minutes. Alcatraz Island is a 25-acre island located just 1 ¼ -miles from San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Upon arrival, a National Park Ranger will provide a brief welcome and orientation.
You are then free to explore the island and the prison at your own pace. We recommend that you stop at the theatre to see the Alcatraz video following the orientation. The video provides an excellent overview of what you will see. The 35-minute audio headset tour of the Alcatraz cell block is a real highlight. This tour is available in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. During the tour, you will hear stories from former inmates and prison guards as you walk through the cellblock. After the Cell Block tour, there is time to see all the sites around the island and visit the Alcatraz museum and bookshop.
To reach the Cell House, you walk from the wharf up the steep hill on the old service road. The Cell House is at the top of the island. Along the way, you can stop and visit exhibits, see a variety of buildings that were used for various prison uses, and enjoy the views.
Another option is to walk along the Agave Trail. The trail begins near the ferryboat landing on the east side of Alcatraz Island and continues to the southern tip of the island. The Agave Trail passes through a protected bird sanctuary and features beautiful plants and flowers. This trail offers fabulous views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
You can stay as long as you wish on Alcatraz. Ferries back to Pier 33 Fisherman’s Wharf depart approximately every half hour throughout the day.