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alcatraz night tour

We are going in January so am a bit worried as to how cold it may be especially during night tour.

has anyone done the tours during this time of year and how cold was it.

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1. Re: alcatraz night tour

It's probably colder (or seems so) in summer as everyone expects warm and sunny and in SF they get cool and foggy.

It certainly won't be below freezing. Evening temps will be in the upper 40s to 50s. It's always breezy on the water and Alcatraz (especially the western side of island, however where the ferry docks is rather sheltered). Bundle up, wear a coat and gloves or mittens. A hat and scarf are a good idea as well, especially if you want to ride on the deck of the ferry. And definitely comfy shoes for walking.

Edited: 9:22 am, December 18, 2012
Cumming, Georgia
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2. Re: alcatraz night tour

I did the night tour last January and it was very cold outside, especially when the wind off the bay kicks up. Definately dress warm! And if it's a pretty night, be sure to go outside during the tour and check out the Golden Gate bridge during sunset. You will never see a prettier sight than the GG Bridge and a brilliant orange/red/purple sky behind it. I still consider it the best picture I have ever taken in my lifetime. Enjoy!

Wagga Wagga...
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3. Re: alcatraz night tour

Hi guys wanting to do the night tour of alcatraz

located this tour https://www.alcatraztrips.com/index2.asp…

And was wondering if it is legit,have no replies to my emails

can someone help

Melbourne, Australia
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4. Re: alcatraz night tour

I don't know if that page is legit or not, but the official place to buy Alcatraz tickets is http://www.alcatrazcruises.com/ ... probably best to buy from there.

We just bought tickets from there for a March night tour.

Wagga Wagga...
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5. Re: alcatraz night tour

Thanks for the reply

appreciate it


San Francisco, Ca
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6. Re: alcatraz night tour

Any site other than www.alcatrazcruises.com is simply selling the same tickets at a higher price. There is only one company who runs the tours, so might as well buy them from the source.

Wagga Wagga...
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7. Re: alcatraz night tour

Thank you

Caloundra, Australia
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8. Re: alcatraz night tour

We did the night tour on December. It was cool, about 7 Celsius. I don't feel the cold but my wife does and had 4 layers on. It was an amazing clear night and views were fantastic. It is a completely different experience than the day tour. My only negative feedback is the last ferry is about 7:15pm and I did not feel we had enough time to take it all in.

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