Water activity

San Francisco: Escape from The Rock Bay Cruise

Activity provider: Blue and Gold Fleet

San Francisco: Escape from The Rock Bay Cruise

Activity provider: Blue and Gold Fleet

From US$ 41 per person

Sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and circle Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, while listening to accounts of the chilling escape attempts and the notorious criminals that called Alcatraz prison home.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise around the notorious Alcatraz Island
  • Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge for great photo opportunities
  • Hear the stories of the criminals housed at Alcatraz prison and their daring escape attempts
  • Skip the box office line and go straight to the gate with your ticket
Full description

Hop on board a boat and cruise around Alcatraz Island and other sights of San Francisco Bay on this round trip journey. Benefit from a straight-to-the-gate access ticket and informative commentary as you go.

Cruise San Francisco Bay and sail under the Golden Gate Bridge on a 90-minute narrated tour by boat around Alcatraz Island. Skip the box office line and go straight to the gate with your ticket.

See Alcatraz island from the water while listening to accounts of the chilling escape attempts and the notorious criminals that called Alcatraz prison home. Enjoy a cruise with food and drink available to purchase onboard. Cruise full circle around Alcatraz Island, allowing you to view every angle of this mysterious island, which housed famous inmates such as Al Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, and Clyde Johnson, whose escape attempt is legendary. Gain a clear picture of what life in this maximum-security prison was like when it was the most feared institution in the American penal system.

Includes
  • 90-minute boat cruise tour
  • Views of San Francisco Bay
  • Full circle around Alcatraz Island
  • Audio guide in 9 languages
  • Straight to the gate' access ticket
  • Stop on Alcatraz Island
  • Food and drink (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please meet at the Yellow Box Office west of Pier 39 between gates 3 and 4.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • This boat cruise is a 90-minute narrated tour of San Francisco Bay and around Alcatraz Island (it does not stop on the island)
  • Please bring your WiFi enabled device to access the audio guide
  • Cruises may not operate during inclement weather. Check with ticket booths on the day of sailing for schedule
  • Your mobile voucher allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 1241 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.2/5

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This is a fun, easy cruise around the bay. The event was well organized, left on time, and was a good duration, about 90 minutes. A recording recounted the stories of the bridge, Angel Island, and Alcatraz, but one of the crew members also added to the narration with humorous anecdotes. This was a good time and was one of the highlights of our vacation.

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August 12, 2022

The staff on the dock went above and beyond to help us when we had issues getting there and missed our boat, we were so impressed! The main downside was that we couldn’t hear the speakers on the boat and had to stand directly under a speaker to hear it (even then barely and the audio guide wasn’t working on phone). Quite expensive but you do get a good view of Alcatraz from the water.

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August 7, 2022

It was a nice peaceful ride. It was really hard to hear what was being broadcasted over the loud speaker. You could hear better when they slowed down the boat near Alcatraz. Unfortunately, there was a lot of fog over the Golden Gate Bridge, but I could still appreciate its beauty.

August 2, 2022

Product ID: 23652