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Escape from the Rock - Exterior Cruise Only
(10 Reviews)
Product Code: 188-19027


  • • San Francisco
  • • Alcatraz Island
  • • Golden Gate Bridge
Tour Code
90 minutes
Departure City
San Francisco
End City
San Francisco
Tour Type:

Experience: Historical, Marine

Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Explore the waters of the world by cruise, kayak or surf board

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations


San Francisco

With this Alcatraz cruise, we'll take you so close to Alcatraz Island that you can almost reach out and touch the walls (exterior only). You'll be provided with a narration by ex-guards and former inmates who'll reveal the mysteries of Alcatraz's infamous past.

Your Alcatraz tour starts along the San Francisco waterfront. We'll go under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, cruise past Angel Island State Park, and circle Alcatraz Island twice! Let the sights and sounds of the island wash over you as you listen to your guide talk about life on The Rock.

This is a Alcatraz Cruise around Alcatraz Island - Not a Alcatraz interior tour)

This cruise does NOT land on the Island.

Escape from the Rock Schedule

Winter** (January 1 - April 29 & October 29 to December 30, 2018):
Mon - Thurs: 11:30 am
Fri - Sun/Holiday: 11:30 am, 3:45 pm

Spring/Fall (April 30 - June 3 & August 27 - October 28, 2018):
Daily/Holiday: 11:30 am, 3:45 pm

Summer (June 4 - August 26, 2018):
Daily/Holiday: 11:15 am, 1:45 pm, 3:45 pm

** Please note that all services will be non-operational on Christmas Day
*Schedule and prices are subject to change without notice.
Meeting Point
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11:30AM San Francisco Pier 39(Local ticket office) Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
3:45PM San Francisco Pier 39(Local ticket office) (Available on Fridays - Sundays & Holidays) Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133

Package Includes

  • 90-Minute Alcatraz Island Cruise
  • Narration of Island's History
  • Audio tours available in the following languages:English/ German/ Spanish/ French/ Italian/ Japanese/ Korean/ Mandarin

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses
Special Notes
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • This is a cruise around Alcatraz Island, not a Alcatraz interior tour)
  • Tickets are valid for any departure time for up to six (6) months from date of purchase.
  • Please print your confirmation page to exchange for prepaid tickets at our kiosk.
  • Departure time is subject to change without notice.
  • Cruises may not operate during inclement weather. Check with the ticket booth for the most updated schedule.
  • Please arrive at the pier 39 at least 30 minutes before the tour is scheduled to depart. Tickets are distribute at a first come, first serve basis, and if you do not check in early than we cannot guarantee your departure.
  • Wear layered clothing in autumn and winter to ensure comfort in colder temperatures. Bring a light jacket or windbreaker in spring and summer, as the afternoons can be cool at times.
  • To protect your own property, please carry all valuable items on your person at all times. Do not leave any valuable items on the bus or at the hotel, attraction, restaurant, etc. Tours4Fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides are not responsible for any loss or theft at any location.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 12 and older.
* Child: 5-11 years old, must be accompanied by an adult.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.









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  • Sameh Abadeer

    Sameh Abadeer

    Happy with my trip

    "I'm happy with my trip with Tours4Fun. It went to the Golden Gate bridge and then turned around. And then did a view of the skyline of San Francisco. It was nice and I would do it again. Although it wasn't easy getting the ticket. I had to... return an email which I never received. And then I had to go to the booth where the boat was going to take off and pick up the tickets there. Versus, I was hoping that I could just print them from home and take it with me. I also had to confirm a couple days before as well. But Tours4Fun is more affordable than other sites and I didn't have to take the whole package. With other sites, I had to take all 3 options but with Tours4Fun I could just choose a lesser version of the same tour." Read full review

  • Paulo Santos

    Paulo Santos


    "My Escape from the Rock Cruise was on a good day, not too hot and not too cold. We went to San Francisco Bay then to the bridge and came back to the island to have a tour. Overall, it was a good experience. I liked the boat, the tour, and ...the view. I'll book again with Tours4Fun on my next trip if I have a discount." Read full review

  • Matthew Celender

    Matthew Celender

    Glad we did the tour

    "We're glad we did the Escape from the Rock Cruise with Tours4Fun. It was reasonably priced, real organized, and we enjoyed it. I was pleasantly surprised that the similar things at Fisherman

  • Maria Ocequera

    Maria Ocequera

    Don't have anything to complain about

    "Our Tours4Fun experience was great, and I don

  • Scott Verrue-Slater

    Scott Verrue-Slater

    I'd recommend

    "We went to the Escape from the Rock Cruise to Alcatraz by Tours4Fun. We didn't actually go on the island and just went around it, but it was a great tour. The weather was good and it was a nice perspective. We've always seen it from the sh...ore and it was nice to see it from the bay itself. Overall, I'd recommend Tours4Fun." Read full review

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are there rest rooms on the boat 05/22/2017 19:07:12
Tours4Fun 05/22/2017 22:00:50

Dear Michael,

The boat used for the tour will have restrooms on board.

Thank you for your inquiry.

Best Regards,
Customer Service Rep

we are 4 adults and a baby.
my baby is 14 months only
Do i need to buy a ticket for him?
06/20/2016 18:02:08
Tours4Fun 06/20/2016 22:29:20

Dear Gurpreet,

Thank you for your inquiry!

No you would not need to purchase a ticket for your 14 month child. You can proceed with your booking for just 4 adults.

Please inform us that you are travelling with an infant by including the infant's name and date of birth in the reservation request section when placing your order online.

Best Regards,
Customer Service Rep

How long is the tour? 07/31/2015 09:11:05
Tours4Fun 07/31/2015 09:18:48

Dear Debbie,

Thank you for your interest in Tours4Fun!
This tour is 90 minutes.

Best Regards,
Customer Service Rep

Do we get to go inside the prison? 07/26/2015 11:30:49
Tours4Fun 07/27/2015 07:34:20

Dear Rahaf,

This is a cruise only and the guests will not be able to land on the island. If you want visit inside the prison, you can refer to this tour below:


Best Regards,
Customer Service Rep

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