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Escape from the Rock: Alcatraz Island Ferry Cruise

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    1 hour and 30 minutes

  • Start time

    Mon to Thu: 3pm

    Fri to Sun: 12pm and 3pm

    Frequency of boats: 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes

  • Meeting Point
    Pier 41 Marine Terminal, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Ending Point

    Same as start point

Key Highlights

  • The Escape from the Rock Boat tour is your best alternative when Alcatraz tours sell out
  • Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and circle around the island to see it from all angles
  • Learn about the intriguing history of Alcatraz, a former US military prison site
  • Hear sound effects and thrilling stories of dangerous prison inmates and their escape attempts
  • Hear chilling tales of escape attempts and unscripted accounts of life on the rock
  • Every child ticket includes one complimentary pair of 5x magnification Blue & Gold Fleet souvenir binoculars
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


If mystery and thrill is what you need on your next vacation, The Escape from the Rock Cruise ticket offers you just that and much more! Cruise around the notorious Alcatraz Island, known in American history as the most feared prison site.

Navigating the Golden Gate Bridge, circle around the island while hearing sound effects and learn about the most dangerous and notorious prisoners like Al Capone and Billy Cook and their escape attempts.

A perfect group tour, especially with family, this tour gives away a free pair of 5x magnification binoculars to the children onboard to make this trip even more exciting.


  • Narrated tour about Alcatraz.
    • Ferry journey around Alcatraz Island (This tour does not land on the Island)
    • Souvenir binoculars for children


    • Admission to the Alcatraz prison interior
    • Hotel transfers
    • Food and drinks Gratuities

    Please note

    Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to your tour to confirm the departure details.

    This tour does not land on Alcatraz Island or include the prison interior.

    Vouchers for Escape from the Rock will be good for any of the departure times on the day of the booking. 

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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