"Visit Alcatraz- Even The Locals Visit" Alcatraz Tip by TravelSimone

Alcatraz, San Francisco: 292 reviews and 488 photos

  Alcatraz- View From The SF Bay
by TravelSimone

I am a local and highly recommend a visit to Alcatraz. Rent the headsets and learn a lot about the history of Alcatraz and the SF Bay! The audio tours are available in six languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Japanese).

This is a very popular tour destination and you must make reservations in advance. Try to do this even before you come- if possible.

There are multiple departures everyday to visit Alcatraz, starting at 9:30am with departures every 45 minutes thereafter until 2:15pm. The returns begin at 9:50am and every 45 minutes thereafter until 4:30pm.

The price for an adult with headsets is $16.00 and $10.75 for a child.

Address: In the middle of San Fracisco Bay
Directions: Alcatraz is reached by ferries of the Blue and Gold fleet from Pier 41.
othercontact: http://www.blueandgoldfleet.com/
Phone: Blue & Gold (415) 705-5555
Website: http://www.nps.gov/alcatraz

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 30, 2005
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