Alcatraz City Cruises

  • Address:
    Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing
    San Francisco, CA 94111



We are happy to announce tours to Alcatraz Island are scheduled to resume on Monday, March 15, 2021, and will include access to the Alcatraz Island Cellhouse! 

Alcatraz Island Day Tours will operate 7-days a week, with a limited Tuesday – Thursday schedule until Thursday, April 15, 2021. Starting April 16, Day Tours will continue to depart daily, with hourly departures from 11 AM – 3 PM. The Evening, Behind the Scenes, and Alcatraz & Angel Island Combination Tours are currently unavailable. 

After being closed for a year, the historic Alcatraz Island Cellhouse will once again be open for visitors to explore with the self-guided Cellhouse Audio Tour.

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About Alcatraz

The safety of our visitors and crew continues to be Alcatraz Cruises' top priority, and our SafeCruise precautions are still in place to help support our efforts. All visitors and crew are required to pass through our Safe Entry Station where security will conduct a screening. For more information on how we're keeping our crew and visitors safe, please visit our SafeCruise page. 

Alcatraz and history go hand in hand. Once home to some of America's most notorious criminals, the federal penitentiary that operated here from 1934 to 1963 brought a dark mystique to the Rock. The presence of infamous inmates like Al "Scarface" Capone, and the "Birdman" Robert Stroud helped to establish the island's notoriety. To this day, Alcatraz is best known as one of the world's most legendary prisons.

Many people, though, are unaware of the wealth of other stories to be learned on the island. Alcatraz is now home to rare flowers and plants, marine wildlife, and thousands of roosting and nesting sea birds. Civil War-era buildings dotting the island give insight into the 19th century when the island served as both a harbor defense fort and a military prison. You can also see visible reminders of the American Indian Occupation that started in 1969 after the prison closed, highlighting an important milestone in the American Indian rights movement.

Come experience the beauty, history and infamy of Alcatraz on the San Francisco Bay. You'll be astounded by what you learn and see.

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