USA San Francisco Escape from the Rock Cruise around Alcatraz Island

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  • Embark on a tour entitled 'Escape from the Rock' and journey around the infamous Alcatraz Island
  • Discover what was once a top security prison, now an abandoned building
  • Learn about the stories of the escape attempts of Alcatraz prisoners like Al Capone and Billy Cook the Killer
  • Sail under the landmark of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, along your way
  • Get unique views of the city from across the waters


What to expect

Be transported back in time as you listen to tales and stories of what life was like in what was once the most feared institution in the American penal system. Board your boat on Pier 39 and cruise under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge for a unique view of the famous landmark before you head over to the waters surrounding the former maximum security prison. As you sail across, you'll hear the chilling tales of the most notorious criminals of the Unites States like Chicago's 'godfather' Al Capone and the cold-blooded 'machine gun killer' Billy Cook. Pro tip: As you engross yourself in the stories of the past, don't forget to take a look around to get a unique view of the San Francisco city from the water.


Board a boat and explore the area around Alcatraz Island


Learn more about the 'prison island' on this educational cruise tour


Get up close to the infamous institution where America's most wanted once resided


Learn about the history and stories of what life was like in the abandoned prison



Inclusive Of

  • 1 'Escape from the Rock' cruise ticket(s)
  • Audio guide

Not Inclusive Of

  • Meals and beverages
  • Landing on Alcatraz Island



  • Time: 11:30
  • Total: 1 hour(s) and 30 minute(s)
  • Tour stops and highlights: sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and circle around Alcatraz Island (no landing)

Friday-Sunday and Public Holidays

  • Time:
  • 11:30
  • 15:45
  • Total: 1 hour(s) and 30 minute(s)
  • Tour stops and highlights: sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and circle around Alcatraz Island (no landing)


  • The voucher is valid only on the specified date
  • Redeem your voucher for a timed ticket, based on availability


  • Children aged 0-4 can join this activity free of charge

Additional Information

  • There are no seat reservations. Seats are on a first come, first served basis
What to Bring
  • A WiFi-enabled device to access the audio narration onboard the cruise
  • Audio commentary is available in English/Spanish/Japanese/German/Korean/French/Italian/Mandarin
Terms & Conditions


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking instantly via email. In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email

Cancellation Policy

  • No cancellations, refunds, or changes can be made
  • The operator may cancel the activity in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances (e.g. extreme weather conditions). In this case, you will be given the option to request a full refund
How To Use

Voucher Type

  • You can present either a printed or mobile voucher

Redemption Information

  • Present your voucher and exchange it for a physical ticket(s) at the Blue and Gold Fleet Box Office at Pier 39

Meet Up Information

  • Be at the meet up location 30 minutes before the scheduled activity time
  • Please arrive on time
  • No refunds will be issued for late arrivals and/or no-shows once the activity starts
  • Please make sure to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time so you have time to claim your tickets, line up early, and get seats


  • The Blue and Gold Fleet Box Office at Pier 39
  • Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
  • How to get there: you can take the Light Rail F or Bus 39 and stop at The Embarcadero & Stockton St Station. It’s a short walk from there
  • Please refer to the map for assistance