Escape from the Rock

Highlights

Price list

Description

Itinerary

  • Alcatraz sightseeing cruise and tour
  • Circle Alcatraz Island multiple times
  • Coast underneath the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Listen to tales of prison escape attempts
  • Inside and outside seating available
  • Free pair of binoculars for children age 5-11

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Tour Prices*Per Person
Regular Price:$39
Internet Special:$39
ONLINE SAVINGS$0

Escape from the Rock

Escape from the Rock is a 90-minute cruise where you will sail around the infamous maximum-security prison, which once housed America's most notorious criminals. This Alcatraz cruise is your best bet to get up close to The Rock and learn about Alcatraz without stepping foot on the island. This Alcatraz cruise departs from Pier 39 and sails under the Golden Gate Bridge, passes by Treasure Island, Angel Island, Sausalito, and provides a 360-degree view of Alcatraz Island. Not only do you get to enjoy the beautiful views of San Francisco Bay, but you will also sail around Alcatraz twice in the last 30 minutes of the cruise! 

Escape from the Rock Tour provides you with information about Alcatraz from previous inmates’ audio commentary. This perfect alternative to Alcatraz tours include sound effects and stories about the brutal life and the escape attempts of famous inmates, such as:

  • Al Capone
  • Billy Cook the Killer
  • and Clyde Johnson

Escape from the Rock, Alcatraz cruise is the best way to experience The Rock if Alcatraz tours are booked. Following the Alcatraz cruise, you’ll have a clear picture of what life was like in this one-of-a-kind maximum-security prison when it was the most feared institution in the American penal system. Get a taste of Alcatraz on the open San Francisco Bay. Complimentary pairs of 5x magnification Blue & Gold Fleet souvenir binoculars are also provided for children age 5-11. Please meet at Pier 39 for your tour!

Availability for Alcatraz can be very limited, especially during the summer months. Your booking request will be processed in the order received. Your website booking for Alcatraz tickets is not guaranteed until you receive an email confirmation from us. For real time availability, please call us at 1-866-231-3752.

Escape from the Rock Tour - Times Approximate

Various Departures*

Weekdays - Monday to Thursday at 11:30 AM 
Weekends - Friday to Sunday at 11:30 AM and 3:45 pm 

1.5 hours
Escape from the Rock departs from Pier 39. Sail under Golden Gate Bridge as well as the famous Alcatraz Island, also known as “The Rock.” Hear first accounts of several inmates' escape attempts with sound effects! See and learn about Alcatraz without stepping foot on the island. Full bar on board.