"Escape To Alcatraz" Alcatraz Tip by tvdandy

Alcatraz, San Francisco: 292 reviews and 488 photos

  Alcatraz from the boat
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      Alcatraz from the boat
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  • Alcatraz from the boat - San Francisco
      Alcatraz from the boat
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  • Alcatraz from the boat - San Francisco
      Alcatraz from the boat
    by tvdandy
  • Alcatraz from the boat - San Francisco
      Alcatraz from the boat
    by tvdandy
  • Alcatraz from the boat - San Francisco
      Alcatraz from the boat
    by tvdandy
 

OK, yes this is a hot tourist spot, but it is so damn cool. Very authentic, everything is left untouched. On the boatride over you can get some excellent shots of the island, and then swing around to the other side of the boat to get some great city shots! All the jail cells are left the same, including the ones where the 3 guys from the 'Escape from Alcatraz' movie bunked, you can also see the tunnel they dug from their vents and the paper mache dummyheads they made to fool the guards, very interesting. You can also see Al Capone's cell. What is great is that it is self guided tours. You are given a walkman with headsets with a guided tour on tape and you just go on your pace.

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
Website: http://www.nps.gov/alcatraz

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 21, 2008
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