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"Book Early for Alcatraz" Alcatraz Tip by Taffster

Alcatraz, San Francisco: 291 reviews and 484 photos


If you want to visit Alcatraz whilst in San Fran you will need to book early!

Much to my disappointment, our American guide didn't manage to do this and I didn't find out until it was too late. To say I was gutted was an understatement. I rang the booking line first thing in the morning but they said there had been no cancellations for the day. Little did I know that if i had gone down to the pier, I could probably have got on the trip following a wait. Oh well, live and learn, but be warned!!

Address: In the middle of San Fracisco Bay
Directions: Alcatraz is reached by ferries of the Blue and Gold fleet from Pier 41
Phone: Blue & Gold (415) 705-5555

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  • Written Jan 31, 2006
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