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Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Sunset or Twilight Bay Cruise

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Explore the best of San Francisco Bay on this great-value Alcatraz and sunset cruise combo in the summer months or hop aboard the twilight cruise in the winter months! Start the afternoon with a trip to the notorious Island prison of Alcatraz before rounding it off in style with a relaxing cruise of the bay later in the day.

The tour package includes guaranteed Alcatraz tickets and entry on the award-winning audio tour of the prison, as well as a hearty appetizer buffet and complimentary drink on board the cruise.
Itinerary
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You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Alcatraz Island
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by Golden Gate Bridge
    Pass by San Francisco Bay
    Pass by San Francisco Bay Bridge
  • 2
    Red and White Fleet
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Coit Tower
    Pass by Marin Headlands
    Pass by Marina District
    Pass by Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum
    Pass by Ferry Building Marketplace
    Pass by Angel Island State Park
    Pass by Yerba Buena Island
    Pass by Treasure Island
    Pass by Salesforce Tower
    Pass by Fisherman's Wharf
You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Alcatraz tour and San Francisco Bay cruise combines two experiences into one
  • Go on a self-guided Alcatraz tour with commentary available in 11 languages 
  • Sail under the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges while listening to a live guitarist 
  • Cruise includes an hors d’oeuvres buffet, wine or beer, and two deck options
What to Expect
To start off this combo tour, head to Pier 33 to catch the ferry to Alcatraz Island. Once you reach the island, go on a self-guided audio tour and listen to award-winning commentary available in 11 languages. You can also tour its historic gardens and spot birds and wildlife. After viewing Alcatraz, take the ferry back to Pier 33 in time to catch your evening cruise. Your next cruise takes off in the evening from Pier 43, so make your way with plenty of time to board the boat. On the boat, you decide if you’d like to stay outside on the deck or head to the inside deck to stay warm. Both decks offer views as you sail under the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. The cruise also includes a buffet of light appetizers, a drink ticket for wine or beer, and onboard commentary and live music. Your cruise ends back at Fisherman’s Wharf.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Alcatraz Landing, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
2: Red and White Fleet, 43 1/2, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Alcatraz and Twilight Cruise
10/14/2019 - 3/29/2020Friday - Sunday:12:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Alcatraz and Sunset Cruise
3/30/2020 - 5/20/2020Monday - Sunday:12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and gratuities
  • Includes tickets to Alcatraz ($39.90 USD value)
  • Round-trip ferry to and from Alcatraz Island
  • Award-winning self-guided Cellhouse Audio tour in multiple languages
  • Sunset Cruise or Twilight Cruise (depending on option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
  • Entry/Admission - Red and White Fleet
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport from Pier 33 (Alcatraz departure point) to Pier 43 1/2 for cruise
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Photo ID must be presented for all passengers over 18
  • Twilight/sunset cruise boat features multiple decks for viewings. Twilight/sunset cruise has a fully stocked cashless bar. Credit and debit cards accepted for additional beverages. Cruise boat is motorized and is not a sailing vessel
  • No minors under the age of 18 are allowed to tour Alcatraz Island without the accompaniment of an adult. An adult must be with them at all times while on their tour of Alcatraz Island.
  • All passenger names are required in order to receive Alcatraz tickets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • The Alcatraz Cellhouse audio tour is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 400 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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You have to get tickets from 2 different areas you might as well go down there and get them yourself. Cheaper!! Big thing is they have 2 different times to get 2 different boats. You don’t need to sail under the Golden Gate Bridge in January...rains a lot. Just drive or walk
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Response from Sightseer30252504933, Manager at Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Sunset or Twilight Bay Cruise
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Hi Denise, On our Trip Advisor Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Sunset or Twilight Bay Cruise page we offer the following description: To start off this combo tour, head to Pier 33 to catch the ferry to Alcatraz Island...... Your next cruise takes off in the evening from Pier 43, so make your way with plenty of time to board the boat. We had no intention of misleading you and feel we are clear that this product is a combo Alcatraz plus Twilight Cruise. We are sincerely sorry you feel disappointed as many people have loved our combo in the past.
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We enjoyed everything. The tour in alcatraz was amazing and the night was very relaxing and we took beutiful pictures
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I husband loved the trip to Alcatraz and we both loved the cruise. We were lucky to go at a quiet time to both although big queues to get to Alcatraz arriving 30 mins before due time. Fantastic views, food, drink and sailing at sunset.
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Definitely one of our favorite parts of visiting San Fran! Alcatraz was awesome. The twilight / sunset cruise especially was amazing. Great views of the city. Live music. Do it if you get the chance!
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Pre-booked this cruise about 2 months before our travel. Well worth it as I don’t think we would have got on the Alcatraz cruise by turning up on the day. Straight forward arrangement on picking up the tickets but do take ID. Excellent trip to Alcatraz & we were blessed with
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Blair C
10
Twilight cruise
Amazing views and staff was exceptional. Highly recommend this as part of your trip to San Francisco.
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Louis P
10
Great Couples Tour
Very Romantic. Live music, food, alcohol and the beautiful lights of the city and it's bridges. Just remember
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J4KSS
Corby, United Kingdom
23180
Christmas Eve trip - 2 bridges
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip around the two bridges in San Francisco as well as circling round Alcatraz. We
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simbadusty
Macomb, Michigan
17662
Great time
Having only a day to enjoy SF, decided to take the bay cruise and glad we did. Starting off from Pier 43, you get
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COLIN D
10
Good customer service
Being non season, crowded less, Agents on ground and on board helpful. will definitely use them again
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Giulia Xu
31
Fantastic day
Good I found you, this day has been 10-stars. The crew on board was friendly and we saw Alcatraz as well as the
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Denise1236123
LaSalle, Canada
6218
Don’t do it!!! Much cheap to buy directly
You have to get tickets from 2 different areas you might as well go down there and get them yourself. Cheaper!!
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Heidi T
Alameda, California
298
Missed the GG Bay cruise part?
The boat took us to the island and back. No cruise of the bay. Did I miss something? Also, they indicated there
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FaaabiCruz
Curitiba, PR
9017
Experience worth the view!
We took the earliest tour we could, which was at nine, and we had a great time! The view is amazing and the
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Diana T
Bogota, Colombia
80
This tour is absolutely a must!!!!
We enjoyed everything. The tour in alcatraz was amazing and the night was very relaxing and we took beutiful
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