5 hrs
All Ages
Minimum Age
San Francisco


Alcatraz Island is the #1 attraction in San Francisco, and you can see it for yourself! Make your way to Fisherman’s Wharf on day 1 where you can pick up your Alcatraz tickets and explore the area.

Later that evening, board a biodiesel-powered ship for a relaxing and fun-filled cruise of the San Francisco Bay, with sunset views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, the San Francisco skyline, and more! Join us for a perfect day on the Bay!


Alcatraz is a must-see for any traveler visiting San Francisco.

You’ll take the ferry out to the island, with amazing views of the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, and Angel Island.

Upon arrival, you’ll learn a brief history of “The Rock” and then head up to the prison. You’ll be equipped with an audio tour titled “Doing Time”, in which you’ll hear interviews from former inmates and learn more history about Alcatraz. You may explore for as long as you want (the ferry departs for the mainland approximately every 30-40 minutes).

The tour generally takes people about two and a half hours. Don’t forget your jacket – it can get chilly out on the bay!

Alcatraz Info:

  • For security purposes, a government-issued photo ID is required for all guests to board the Alcatraz ferry
  • Alcatraz audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese and Korean
  • You may leave Alcatraz Island at any time; ferries depart every 30 to 40 minutes; the last departing ferry is usually 6:30 pm

Alcatraz tickets are subject to limited availability, so book your tickets today!

Your package includes the Alcatraz Ferry and Bay Cruise on the same day. There is no transportation provided; you must make your own way to Fisherman’s Wharf for these activities.

The Aquarium of the Bay is at Pier 39, and you may spend as much of your day there as you like.  When it’s time for your Alcatraz Cruise, make your way to Pier 33 in Fisherman’s Wharf to pick up your Alcatraz tickets from the Group Services Window and meet the ferry. You may pick up your tickets any time the day of your tour, but they MUST be claimed no later than 30 minutes prior to the tour departure. You will need a valid ID and your paid voucher to pick up the tickets.


Board your ferry and ride across the San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island. See the San Francisco Skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Angel Island from the ferry! Depart the ferry at Alcatraz and follow your guide up into the prison.


Enjoy the audio tour “Doing Time” with commentary from inmates and guards that experienced the prison when it was operational. You may take as much time as you’d like on the island; the ferries return to SF approximately every 30-40 minutes.


Head to Pier 41 to board your ship. Be there at least 15 minutes early to guarantee entry. Launched in 1939 as part of the Golden Gate International Exposition, this cruise has been a highlight of any visit to San Francisco for 70 years. Sail along San Francisco’s breathtaking waterfront, under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, and closely around notorious Alcatraz Island. On route, discover San Francisco’s history and world-famous landmarks through personal headphone audio in 12 languages. During the cruise, frequent wildlife encounters include seagulls, pelicans and sea lions. At times, you may see even dolphins and whales. So be alert! Departing from Pier 43 ½ in the heart of Historic Fisherman’s Wharf, sail past the San Francisco skyline, the famous swimming clubs of Aquatic Park, the historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier, the San Francisco Maritime Park, and numerous other exciting sights. On the Sunset Cruise, enjoy spectacular sunset views, live guitar music, and a hearty appetizer buffet that includes a variety of sandwiches, salads, fruit, and dessert, as you sail on beautiful San Francisco Bay with its amazing waterfront of modern skyscrapers, historic landmarks, and natural beauty. A full bar with drinks, snacks and merchandise is also available aboard. Come and cruise the bay with us!

Adults (12+)
Ages 12 and older
Children (11 and under)
Ages 11 and under

This adventure is operated by Incredible Adventures

Incredible Adventures reserves the right to cancel any trip. If a trip is canceled due to bad weather, inadequate load requirements, or any reason (excepting those listed above), a 100% refund will be issued. If at all possible, a comparable tour product will be offered to the guest in lieu of canceling. In such cases where minimum load requirements are not met, we cannot be responsible for paying any expenses you may have incurred other than to refund monies due to you for tour price. A $150 cleaning/repair charge will be added for any severe damage to the vehicles during the tour (including liquid spillage requiring upholstery cleaning).

In the event that you must cancel your reservation, you may transfer your reservation to a friend or relative at the last moment, just please inform us of the change.

Overnight tours All overnight bookings have cancellation fees. Cancellations made more than 21 days in advance of the tour date have a 10% fee. Cancellations made less than 21 days from the departure date have a 50% cancellation fee. No-shows and cancellations within 24 hours will be charged 100% of the tour rate.

Day tours Cancellations made between 72-24 hours prior to departure, have a cancellation fee of 50%.

Private and Charter Tour Cancellations
For cancellation more than 7 days in advance of departure, or if your tour is unable to depart as scheduled due to travel restrictions, you will be able to reschedule your trip and we will transfer your payment to your new date of travel.
For cancellation between 7 and 4 days, you will be charged 50% of the entire amount paid.
For cancellation 3 days or less in advance of departure and No-Shows, you will be charged 100% of the entire amount due.

Alcatraz Packages 20% of base trip price plus the full cost of Alcatraz ticket for any confirmed reservation canceled up to 72 hours prior to tour departure. 50% of base trip price plus full cost of Alcatraz ticket for any confirmed reservation canceled between 72 and 24 hours prior to tour departure.
100% of total trip price for any confirmed reservation canceled within 24 hours of tour departure or No-Show. There will be no refund or rescheduling for missed Alcatraz departures.

No Shows Passenger no-shows and cancellations within 24 hours of any tour departure time are are not valid for refund.

No refund will be given to anyone who is denied service because of refusal to wear a seat belt or to follow the rules and regulations of the carrier.

Please Note: If you’ve booked with a 3rd party, ie. TripAdvisor, Get Your Guide, etc. please contact them directly as you are subject to their cancellation policy.

Please Note: If you’ve booked with a 3rd party, ie. TripAdvisor, Get Your Guide, etc. please contact them directly as you are subject to their cancellation policy.