Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island, San Francisco: Address, Phone Number, Alcatraz Island Reviews: 4.5/5

Alcatraz Island
4.5
Historic Sites • National Parks • Islands
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Park rangers conduct tours by recounting the prison's thrilling history along with intriguing anecdotes about Al Capone and other legendary figures that made a "home" here.
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2-3 hours
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cjds
Warner Robins, GA418 contributions
Worthwhile and enjoyable
Jul 2021
Enjoyed even though some places not open because of COVID. Well organized going and coming on boat. The tour through the actual prison is most interesting along with information about the families of staff who lived there. The opening 'speech' by the ranger when you arrive is not well paced...if you are at the end debarking, you miss most of it. Also getting the narration on your phone for the tour is tricky but really important. Some in our group could not make it work or follow it and missed a lot of the tour information.
Written July 30, 2021
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NancyJoe
5 contributions
Awesome
Jul 2021
Recommend this tour to everyone, it was awesome. My granddaughters absolutely enjoyed the adventure and learned so much.
Written July 30, 2021
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Taunya
20 contributions
Great afternoon activity!!
Jul 2021 • Family
My teenagers and I took the tour to the Island and they really enjoyed it. The jailhouse tour is well organized and easy to follow.
Written July 29, 2021
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HappyDonor
Sandy, UT694 contributions
Take the Tour
Jul 2021
We all loved Alcatraz. The history, the views, the vibe: it was all amazing. Be sure to listen to the audio tour in the cell block.
Written July 28, 2021
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Venice245
Beavercreek, OH326 contributions
Different type of tour after COVID
Jul 2021 • Family
We have toured Alcatraz 3 times prior to today. This tour was not as good as the pre COVID tour. Not having the video at the beginning of the tour is a huge mistake. The video really did a great job of explaining the history of the island. It is a good tour overall but the changes made after Covid are disappointing.
Written July 27, 2021
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Cruiser188813
Cedar Park, TX10 contributions
This was worth the price
Jul 2021
We really enjoyed it. My favorite part was the audio tour of the cells. It felt a crowded at times. I wish more of the island was open. It was worth the price of the ticket. Plans to do a lot of walking and there was some steep climbs.
Written July 24, 2021
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Lisa L
Tampa, FL81 contributions
I think it's a must do in San Francisco
Jul 2021
This is a very cool experience. The ferry ride over is nice, the island is very pretty, and the prison tour is fascinating.
Written July 23, 2021
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Peipay H
29 contributions
Okay. Not worth it
Jul 2021 • Family
We got the family package about 125 for two adults and two children. The ferry ride was included as well as a audio tour. It was nice but not what I expect of it. You can tell it has been changed. There’s a lot of things you can’t access. The stories were very interesting as well as the history. But this was not a place for small children. My kids came back and said it was boring. The only thing they enjoyed was the ferry ride.
Written July 22, 2021
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tammy m
3 contributions
Amazing!
Jun 2021
Everyone should do this trip at least once! Take a jacket and wear tennis shoes - it is a lot of walking!
Written July 22, 2021
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Terry1001
Pittsburgh, PA56 contributions
Hard labor on "THE ROCK"
Jul 2021
Wow. What an interesting place to visit. It was truly hard labor for these prisoners on Alcatraz. Fascinating to hear the history of this place. Many futile escape attempts. It's 1.25 miles from Alcatraz to San Francisco in 58 degrees waters. Only 3 people went missing and never found. I don't think they could have made it off this rock. It is a harsh place. Self guided tour with audio at your own pace. Well worth it!
Written July 21, 2021
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