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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very interesting tour; the audio tour of the prison was very well done and informative. Great narration by ex-wardens and ex-cons.
Also didn’t know this was a military base before it was a prison.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Book online as soon as you know you are going to San Francisco and want to visit Alcatraz. They have a well organized process for lining up and boarding the ferry to Alcatraz. Staff were helpful and friendly. The audio tour is included in the price and it is very informative.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 265annh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didnt' take the actual tour because of time constraints, but you can see Alcatraz clearly from Fisherman's Wharf. It is really cool to see it.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Coriander W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the group that went to Alcatraz first, this meant we had 2 hours on Alcatraz before getting back on the ferry to go to Angel Island. If you were on the one that went to Angel Island first then you would have more time at Alcatraz as you can return to SF on any ferry.

I went with my friend who has trouble walking. Some help offered on the ferry. We used the accessible transport up to the prison, it was excellent. The staff were very helpful, looking for anyone that may need assistance.
Once at the prison we had plenty of time to look around the prison block, there was even an elevator for those who needed it.

The audio tour is narrated by ex warders and ex convicts. It's very informative. There is plenty of time to walk around and look everything. you can stop the recording if you need more time.

Angel Island was a delight. A tour on an open air bus. Very informative narration with stops for photos. Lots of history and this gem of an island. also time for a light snack before boarding the ferry for return to SF.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank loopiloo100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this trip, started with the garden tour the lady who ran it was very knowledgeable and like a mountain giat getting around the island. The prison audio tour was very well done also made you appreciate your freedom

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Viv S
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