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Angel Island State Park

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Address: Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone Number: +1 415-435-1915
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The largest island in San Francisco Bay features magnificent views of Marin...

The largest island in San Francisco Bay features magnificent views of Marin County and San Francisco, while offering a wide variety of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.

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$457.95*
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Self-Flying Tour of San Francisco Bay with 1 Passenger from San Carlos
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$9.00*
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San Francisco Ferry: Angel Island
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$108.95*
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Got to go to Angel Island as part of visit to Alcatraz. It's absolutely amazing! Beautiful island with lots of interesting history and amazing views over the bay, San Fransisco... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Got to go to Angel Island as part of visit to Alcatraz. It's absolutely amazing! Beautiful island with lots of interesting history and amazing views over the bay, San Fransisco and Alcatraz. Highly recommend to go if you have the time.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the very quick ferry from Tiburon and were enjoying the views all day. Skip the tourist tram and read up before you leave. The island has a lot of history. You can get a fantastic 360 degree views from the top of the island. It took us just over an hour at a leisurely pace. We celebrated the... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we really enjoyed this island for a nice hike and visit. labor day weekend it was super busy... would like to see it with less kids running all over... beautiful place with cool history.

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Luton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you arrive, there is a tram ride around the island. There is a lot to see on the island, but the tram journeyed so quickly, with very few pauses and one stop, that the tour was unsatisfactory. I found the buildings beautiful but very sad because they do not seem to be maintained.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on a very warm clear day, which made it a perfect all day trip. Otherwise the ferry ride wind and cold could make it uncomfortable. There is a lot of ground to cover by walking or biking. Also, there's a museum about the Chinese immigration there, as it was used like Ellis Island was in NYC.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We accidentally ended up here when the only way to get to Alcatraz was to take a tour of Angel Island as well. It ended up being very cool in its own way. The "Ellis Island of the West" was very interesting. The tram ride was relaxing and informational. There were also great views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Angel Island is just a short ferry ride from Fisherman's Wharf but it's a quiet, beautiful world away from the city. I love to go there alone or with friends, to hike around the island, take in the views of the Bay, have a picnic, whatever. The Immigration Museum is outstanding and does a great job of communicating the experience... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat ride over is relaxing and the tram tour is educational and relaxing at the same time. Lots of information about people kept on the island. Lots of opportunities for pictures. Cute little food place for lunch.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Angel island was part of our day to visit the Alcatraz island as only the combined ticket was available by the time we booked it. On the way to the island you pass Alcatraz with the ferry and once on Angel island you quickly learn that it is a much much bigger island. It is the Ellies island of San... More 

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Vittorio Veneto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to arrive, easy to ride with bike, easy to hike, beautiful view . I did the hike to the top with the family , very easy path, 2 hour circle from the ferry to the top, slow elevation, perfect for half a day out.

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