Escape from the Rock Cruise in San Francisco, CA

Blue & Gold FleetPier 39San Francisco, CA 94133
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Overview

Learn the infamous legends of Alcatraz escape attempts while cruising around Alcatraz Island, also known as “The Rock”. From Al Capone to Billy Cook the Killer, you’ll hear chilling tales about the most feared prison in the United States. The 90-minute cruise also includes views of the Golden Gate Bridge and other San Francisco sites.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Cruise duration: approximately 90 minutes long.
  • A free multi-language audio tour is available in 9 languages with use of a WiFi enabled device.
  • Arrive early to get a better seat. Seats are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Description

from Escape From the Rock Cruise
Blue & Gold Fleet’s 90-minute Escape from the Rock cruise takes you under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island to see every angle of this mysterious island. Hear intriguing stories about Alcatraz escape attempts by Al Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, Clyde Johnson and many others, giving you a clear picture of what life was like in this maximum-security prison when it was the most feared institution in the American penal system.

A free multi-language audio tour is now available in nine languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, German & Taiwanese. Please bring your Wi-Fi enabled device to access the tour.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired departure time.

Note: Cruises may not operate during inclement weather. Check with ticket booth on the day of sailing for schedule. All prices include narration. Service animals allowed. No reserved seating available. Schedule and prices are subject to change without notice.

Tripster Customer Reviews

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Prashanth Palani kumar
WESTMONT, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Price and Good tour"
July 2018
We missed the ticket for Alcatraz island. Then we just got his Cruise tour which will not land Alcatraz but will go around the island. The Audio tour has met more than expectations had very good insight of the island from outside. Loved it will recommend others as well
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Viral Dharaiya
Charlotte, NC
1 Review
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"Great rates..!! Best offer"
May 2018
Searched through various platforms to get some deals on my recent travel. They were by far the best priced tickets with all available options. Saved my money. Will highly recommend to use them in future.
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Tip: Be on time. Great tour with lot of good historical information & secret stories of Alcatraz if that interest you.

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CoachRFM
Youngsville, North Carolina
"Bay tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2019 NEW
Very nice tour of the San Francisco Bay. Went to the Golden Gate Bridge, cruised around Alcatraz Island. The whole trip was narrated by very knowledgeable guide.
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travelermomus
Houston, Texas
"It is a must "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2019 NEW
It was really a great informative fun cruise. The weather was cool in the mid of October ( there is a lot of space indoor if you prefer so). The audio recording was great to learn about the landmarks that we passed by that aimed the passengers to the left or to the right as needed to follow the sights with the audio. Staff are very friendly, helpful and patient.
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Bali_Bagus2011
Singapore, Singapore
"Go for the Sunset Cruise on weekends!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 10, 2019
Bought ticket for the sunset cruise for Saturday - Really gorgeous and we got to see Golden Gate Bridge in the sunset ("Golden" indeed!). The overall ride was very beautiful and comfortable, and ticket price includes 1 alcoholic drink or 2 non-alcoholic drinks. Ride was smooth and we sailed past Alcatraz Island and Oakland Bay bridge too. Highly recommended!
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Patricia P
Gilbert
"Enjoy the water and relax"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 08, 2019
When I purchased my City Pass a ticket for this fun cruise was in the packet. I so enjoyed this Bay Boat and where it took the passengers. All the times I've been in San Francisco I never went on the water.
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Mike X
Toronto, Canada
"Awesome Cruise!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 06, 2019
Best cruise! Fun, informative, and relaxing! Highly recommend! Seeing the Golden Gate Bridge And Alcatraz just awesome!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Escape From the Rock Cruise

When should I arrive for the cruise?
Please arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to departure for your cruise.

When are cruises available?
Cruises are available at 11:30 am and 3:45 pm daily.

What happens if it rains?
Cruises may or may not be held in the case of rain, extreme winds, or other inclement weather conditions. Blue and Gold Fleet reserves the right to make a cancellation decision in the case of severe weather or other conditions.

Is tour narration available?
Yes. All tour prices include narration.

Do I need to reserve my seats?
No. Reserved seating is not available. Those with tickets board the ferry on a first come first serve basis.

Does this cruise stop at Alcatraz Island?
No. Cruises go around the island, but do not stop for guests to explore.