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Reviewed today via mobile

What fascinating place this is. It is also pretty frightening to think that people were locked up on there for so long. The radio guided tour is excellent, the best I’ve used. There is also a little train that takes you to the top of the island. You must book well in advance, we were there in October and there was a 4 day wait.

Thank 747BarryB
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Reviewed today

Took the evening trip and well worth the extra money for the night-time views and extra stuff you see in the prison. Hassle free getting on and off ferry as well and not as steep as expected walking around. Great personal guide as well meaning you could do at your pace.

Thank MILLYDM
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Alcatraz has a real morbid fascination for me that I just can't explain. Returned after a 7 year break for a second visit and lovely looking around just as much as we did the first time. Also had the pleasure of meeting a former inmate William Baker #1259. Not a great place for my little boy but enough to keep him occupied while we walked around. He did love the boat ride to get to and from the island.

Thank phillipdownham
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Take a trip to Alcatraz and learn the history of " The Rock", as a jail and beyond . Take the iconic bay cruise over to Alcatraz and on your way delight on the ocean breeze as it makes its way into the bay and hear the seagulls fllock over while your eyes catch the sun rays bouncing of the waves.
At The Rock sign up for a guided tour and travel through trine with the rich history of the island. No spoilers, just do it!

Thank Mimiatsfo
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Reviewed yesterday

Very well organised tour and the advice to go early to avoid the crowds was wise as it does get very crowded. The audio presentation is well thought out and it is excellent the way the voices of people who actually worked on the island or the inmates voices provide the information. We were privileged the day we went to have a former inmate talk to us and sign his book.

Thank ncbake
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Reviewed yesterday

It was a beautiful day to take a boat ride over to Alcatraz. The former federal prison is full of history. It is run by the State Park. It is a audio, walking tour. There is a lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes. If someone is not able to make it to the entrance of the prison they do offer a tran ride up. I recommend you get your tickets in advance.

Thank RoseRN199
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth the cost. The views and boat ride alone are worth the trip. If you have read any of the Alcatraz books this visit really gives you a new perspective. You dont want to miss this historical site.

Thank Bullseye1791
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been on this tour many times with our of town guests. Our friends from Japan were so excited to actually visit the place of so many stories. Book your tickets! Dress in layers as it can be very cold windy. Great for all ages over 4 years old.

Thank maruska c
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ferry ride across from pier 33 to Alcatraz,
is full of beautiful sites.
Dress in layers as it can be windy. There is a sheltered sitting area aboard the ferry.
Small snack bar on ferry. You are only allowed water, as you tour the facility.
Book ticket online ahead of time, to ensure you get a spot. There are several ferries per day.
We went in the afternoon as we were told, SF is often foggy in the morning. (note: depending on time of year, it could be foggy all day)
Once you arrive, you return on the ferry of your choice.
The award winning audio tour is certainly that!
This was certainly a highlight of our trip to SF.

Thank JaneFrances83
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thought this was sold out, however ticket are released 3 days before and we scored 2. It was chilly and Smokey but a great experience. Learned a ton. The ride over and back was quick and calm. The view of the city from the island was spectacular even through the smoke.

Thank lisaponcin
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