• Alcatraz Custom Tours Specialist

  • Alcatraz and San Francisco Custom Tours Specialist
    A whole world on single island
  • Fly over Alcatraz Island and Visit Alcatraz Prison


    OVERVIEW

    The perfect exciting getaway adventure. Visit Alcatraz prison, San Francisco top sights, and enjoy a thrilling seaplane flight over Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay Area.

    This exciting seaplane adventure is combined with a 100 % private custom guided tour of San Francisco’s top sights and attractions, and a self-guided audio tour of Alcatraz Island and prison, with entrance tickets and ferry round trip included.

    The breathtaking 30-minute seaplane discovery flight begins with a complimentary meet-and-greet at your hotel. We will drive you across the Golden Gate Bridge to go to Sausalito where we will check you in at the seaplane tour company. Experience the thrills of the breathtaking aerial views as you fly over San Francisco’s skyscrapers, monuments, parks, stadiums, beaches, and over iconic sights like Angel Island, Treasure Island, Oakland Bay Bridge, above Alcatraz Island, the word-famous Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito. You will also fly along the scenic wonders of the Pacific Coast including Crissy Field, Baker Beach and Bonita Lighthouse.

    After your thrilling flight over San Francisco, we offer a private guided custom tour of San Francisco’s top sights and monuments, including Chinatown, Little Italy, the Fisherman’s Wharf, Pacific Heights, Presidio, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Golden gated Park, Twin Peaks and much more.

    After your private city tour, we will accompany you to Pier 33 where the Alcatraz Ferry Terminal is located and from where you will sail to Alcatraz island to visit the legendary Alcatraz prison, also known as ‘The Rock’.

    This custom adventure includes your Alcatraz ferry and prison entrance fees, all your taxes, a private round trip to Sausalito, the seaplane adventure fees and taxes included, the pick-up at your hotel in San Francisco and drop-off at the Alcatraz ferry terminal at the end of your adventure.


    DESCRIPTION

    The is the perfect getaway adventure. Visit Alcatraz prison, San Francisco’s top sights, and enjoy a thrilling seaplane flight over Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay Area.

    This exciting seaplane adventure is combined with a 100 % private custom and guided tour of San Francisco top sights and attractions, and a self-guided audio tour of Alcatraz Island and prison with entrance tickets and ferry round trip included.

    The breathtaking 30-minute seaplane discovery flight begins with a complimentary meet-and-greet at your hotel. We will drive you across the Golden Gate Bridge to go to Sausalito where we will check you in at the seaplane tour company. Experience the thrills of the breathtaking aerial views as you fly over San Francisco’s skyscrapers, monuments, parks, stadiums, beaches, and over iconic sights like Angel Island, Treasure Island, Oakland Bay Bridge, above Alcatraz Island, the word-famous Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito. You will also fly along the scenic wonders of the Pacific Coast including Crissy Field, Baker Beach and Bonita Lighthouse.

    After your thrilling flight over San Francisco, offer a private custom guided tour of San Francisco’s top sights and monuments, including Chinatown, Little Italy, the Fisherman’s Wharf, Pacific Heights, Presidio, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks and much more.

    After your city private tour, we will accompany you to Pier 33 where Alcatraz Ferry Terminal is located and from where you will sail to Alcatraz island, to visit the legendary Alcatraz prison, also known as ‘The Rock’.

    This custom adventure includes your Alcatraz ferry and prison entrance fees, all your taxes, a private round trip to Sausalito, the seaplane adventure fees and taxes included, the pick-up at your hotel in San Francisco and drop-off at the Alcatraz ferry terminal at the end of your adventure.

    Time and length of this combo adventure: It takes about 6 to 7 hours average to complete this tour, but it will depend on your own pace, the road and weather conditions. Some take less time, other take more time. In fact, you can stay at Alcatraz as long as you want -as long as you don’t miss the last ferry to get back to the city. Any park service staff or worker can assist you in this regard, and the schedule is daily updated and noted at the ferry terminal as well.

    Breakdown: The city tour includes all the places that are stated in the tour description and above, but not the entire city so you can squeeze all the above in a one-day custom tour. The seaplane flight lasts 30 minutes but takes an hour to get done as we have to check you in and out before and after the flight. The private city tour takes about 4 hours, and the Alcatraz tour itself takes on average 2 to 3 hours (based on your own pace, mobility and time)


    ITINERARY

    This exciting seaplane adventure is combined with a 100 % private custom and guided tour of San Francisco top sights and attractions, and a self-audio guided tour of Alcatraz Island and prison, with entrance tickets and ferry round trip all included.

    You will visit Alcatraz prison, San Francisco top sights and enjoy a thrilling seaplane flight over Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay Area.

    9 am: complimentary meet-and-greet at your hotel in downtown San Francisco, at the Fisherman Wharf, or anywhere nearby. Your personal and passionate tour guide will drive you across the Golden Gate Bridge heading to Sausalito, where we will check you in at the seaplane tour company.

    You will take off from Richardson Bay in Sausalito and enjoy a breathtaking 30-minute seaplane discovery flight over San Francisco skyscrapers, monuments, parks, stadiums, beaches, and over iconic sights like Angel Island, Treasure Island and Oakland Bay Bridge, above Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito. You will also fly along the scenic wonders of the Pacific Coast including Crissy Field, Baker Beach and Bonita Lighthouse.

    After your thrilling flight over San Francisco, we offer a private guided custom tour of San Francisco’s top sights and places to see, including Chinatown, Little Italy, Nob Hill, the Fisherman’s Wharf, Pacific Heights, Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, Sea Cliff, Golden Gate Park and Twin Peaks, weather permitting.

    You will also enjoy many photo stops and gain access to sites and neighborhoods normally prohibited to all other ground transportation, while touring San Francisco famous attractions, narrow streets like Lombard, and other off-the-beaten-path places. Lombard street is accessible by SUV, but not by larger vans.

    The order of the trip itinerary may change based on factors like the time and availability of your Alcatraz tickets, the seaplane flight availability and weather conditions. By touring with us, we will offer you a more personalized custom experience and trip itinerary to meet your needs, preference. We can adjust that to maximize your chances to fly on the seaplane and visit Alcatraz all on the same day.

    We will then accompany you to Pier 33 where the Alcatraz Ferry Terminal is located, the only ferry service allowed to access Alcatraz Island and authorized by the US National Park Service. We take care of the parking, redeeming your official Alcatraz prison tickets to save you waiting in front of the ticket booth with long lines. Many hundreds of visitors show up without reservation, just to find out that Alcatraz Island tickets have been sold out for months in advance. We will give you ample time to grab something to eat at the Alcatraz café/deli or at any restaurant nearby before you sail to Alcatraz Island, and visit the legendary Alcatraz prison, also known as ‘The Rock’.

    This custom adventure includes your Alcatraz ferry and prison entrance fees, all your taxes, a private round trip to Sausalito, the seaplane adventure fees and taxes included, the pick-up at your hotel in San Francisco downtown area or Fisherman’s wharf area and drop-off at the Alcatraz ferry terminal at the end of your adventure.

    Time and length of this combo adventure: It takes about 6 to 7 hours average to complete this tour, but it will depend on your own pace, road and weather conditions. Some take less time, other take more time. In fact, you can stay at Alcatraz as long as you want, as long as you don’t miss the last ferry to get back to the city. Any park service staff or worker can assist you in this regard, and the schedule is daily updated and noted at the ferry terminal as well.

    Breakdown: the city tour includes all the places that are stated in the tour description and above, but not the entire city so you can squeeze all the above in a one-day custom tour. The seaplane flight lasts 30 minutes, but it takes an hour in total as we have to check you in and out before and after the flight; the private city tour takes about 4 hours, and the Alcatraz tour itself takes on average about 2 to 3 hours to complete (based on your own pace, mobility, and time).

     

    Note: To keep costs down, we do not drop you off at your hotel after the Alcatraz tour. This allows you more freedom to explore the famous Fisherman's Wharf attractions, ride the cable car or stay at one of hotels in this area located only few blocks away from Alcatraz ferry terminal at Pier 33.

    Private Tour by Luxury  SUV

    This custom tour by SUV (luxury car) is totally private and the price is per person.
    We don’t offer semi-private tours; all our trips are totally private.

    1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6 persons 7 persons
    $889.00 $465.00 $419.00 $379.00 $359.00 $349.00 $339.00
    1 person $889.00
    2 persons $465.00
    3 persons $419.00
    4 persons $379.00
    5 persons $359.00
    6 persons $349.00
    7 persons $339.00

    Book this Tour by SUV

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    Private Tour by Luxury Van_Minibus

    This is a private city tour by large luxury van (like 15 seaters deluxe minibus) The price is per party (small group).
    This tour by large van is totally private and not available for public reservations or individual booking.


    1 – 5 Persons 6 – 7 Persons 8 – 10 Persons 11 – 12 Persons
    $2,164.00 $2,599.00 $3,379.00 $3,959.00
    1 – 5 Persons $2,164.00
    6 – 7 Persons $2,599.00
    8 – 10 Persons $3,379.00
    11 – 12 Persons $3,959.00
    13 – 14 Persons $

    Book this Tour by VAN

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    What’s Included in this Alcatraz , Seaplane adventure and San Francisco private tour?

    This custom adventure includes your Alcatraz ferry round trip, prison tickets and entrance fees, Alcatraz prison audio-guided tour, all applicable taxes, a private round trip to Sausalito, the seaplane adventure fees with taxes included, the pick-up at your hotel in San Francisco downtown or Fisherman’s wharf area and drop-off at the Alcatraz ferry terminal at the end of your combo adventure, a total of 5 hour guided tour of San Francisco’s top sights by SUV, or luxury van, based on your choice of vehicle and group size.

    This thrilling worry-free getaway is a bucket-list adventure and appeals to all ages and tastes.

    What’s Not Included in this combo tour?

     

    Meals, entrance tickets to any optional site(s) or monument(s), driver’s gratuity tips (gratuities are recommended and customary in the USA at 15%-20%), drop-off at your hotel after the Alcatraz tour , overtime.

    Note: We do not offer a drop-off after the Alcatraz tour. This is to keep the costs down, allows you more freedom to explore the famous Fisherman's Wharf attractions, ride the cable car or stay at one of the hotels in this area located only a few blocks away from Alcatraz ferry terminal at Pier 33.

    Terms, Policy, Frequently Asked Questions and Tips for Customers

    Some Terms and Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

     

    What is your Cancellation & Refund Policy?

    Regarding our terms and refunds policy, we have reserved this tour and date for you and turned down other reservations to honor yours. We hope that you don’t cancel your tour. however, if you still want to cancel, please click on the tab Cancellation & Refund Policy to learn more. Also, we do honor our city, Alcatraz and Redwoods tours even with one guest, but the semi-private seaplane ride requires a minimum of two guests per trip. There can be a maximum of six people on board or a minimum of two. Don’t worry – there is a window seat for everyone on board.

     

    How safe is the flight?

    Seaplane Adventures maintains one of the highest standards of safety in this industry and has a pristine safety record. Seaplanes themselves are extremely safe – as we like to say, “We have millions of square feet of runway everywhere in the San Francisco Bay!”

     

    There is a patchy fog /clouds over the Golden Gate Bridge, will we still fly?

    Yes, fog is unpredictable and can be very tricky as it can come and go at any time and in just minutes time. We will try our very best to fly you over the bridge or alternate the flight route so that you can get the best view of the bridge possible.

     

    Under what weather circumstances will my flight be canceled?

    All flights are subject to cancelation for severe weather conditions. This determination is made by the pilot up to 30 minutes prior the scheduled flight, but the portion and cost of this flight is refundable when it is cancelled by the pilot due to unforeseen weather conditions or reasons.

     

    Why do you need the age and weight of each participant?

    All passenger weights are required as we do have a maximum weight limit based on the total weight of all participants for safety considerations. Pilots are also trained to load the aircraft safely based on weight distribution, so please be patient with where the pilot asks you to sit. Besides – everyone gets a window seat! For all misleading information regarding age and weight, the flight might be canceled and will not be refundable.

     

    What age is considered to be a child?

    Anyone under the age of 12. Anyone under the age of 12. Price for a child will only apply for children aged 3-11 years. Children under two years of age may sit in a parent’s lap and are free of charge. The pilot will provide noise cancelation headsets or earplugs but if you have your own, feel free to bring them on board.

     

    Why do I need to sign a release waiver before boarding my flight?

    All passengers are required to sign a waiver before boarding their flight, this is the norm standard operating procedure as everywhere else.

    Alcatraz Frequently Asked Questions - Alcatraz Island

    ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:

    -Alcatraz is a steep and hilly rock located in the heart of San Francisco Bay. You will have to walk uphill, downhill, upstairs and downstairs (no elevators available). The distance from Alcatraz Ferry dock to the prison is about a quarter mile each way. However, Alcatraz visitors with disabilities may take the electric shuttle that runs twice an hour from the dock to the Alcatraz prison building, and twice an hour from the main entrance of Alcatraz prison back to the only ferry dock on the Island. The ride is complimentary, and boarding is only available on a first come, first served basis from the dock or the prison’s main entrance. Boarding is not available halfway up or down.

     

    -No minors under the age of 18 are allowed to visit Alcatraz without being accompanied by their parents or adults at all times.

    Carrying food and beverage: There is no food service available on Alcatraz Island. Eating is strictly prohibited in the dock area. You may enjoy a variety of snacks and food on the ferry or simply have an early meal on the Wharf.

    -No food, luggage, coolers, over-sized backpacks or packages are allowed on Alcatraz island.

    -What to wear during the excursion? You need to wear comfortable walking shoes with well-gripped soles. Dress in layers as the weather in Alcatraz and San Francisco is cool, often foggy, and changes drastically in minutes.

    Limited tickets available for visitors: Alcatraz tour tickets are sold out up to 10 weeks or more in advance during summers and holidays, with night tour tickets extremely hard to get and are sold out as soon as they become available (in summer only). We recommend that you secure your Alcatraz tickets at your earliest by booking it on our website.

    -Approved transactions of Alcatraz tours on our website do not constitute a guarantee of Alcatraz tours and tickets until the official Alcatraz ticket providers have approved it, which can take several weeks due to the increasing popularity of Alcatraz.

    Note: We do not offer a drop-off at your hotel after the Alcatraz tour. This is to keep the cost down, allow you more freedom and to explore the famous Fisherman's Wharf attractions, ride the cable car or stay at one of hotels in this area located only few blocks away from Alcatraz ferry terminal at Pier 33.

    -Safety- Some sections of Alcatraz are unsafe to visit. Areas closed to the public are well marked by fences or barricades. Collecting of any sort is prohibited. Plant and animal life are protected by law - DO NOT feed birds on Alcatraz. Please stay safe and be prepared for hiking and cool and windy weather.

    -SELF-GUIDED TOUR: Tour guides are not allowed in Muir Woods or Alcatraz Island, but you will enjoy the history of Alcatraz at your own pace thanks to the award-winning self-guided audio tour. The audio tour is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, and Mandarin.

    -Orientation video: Attend a 17-minute video presentation of the Island's 200-year history - an excellent introduction to Alcatraz. The theater is 50 yards up the road from the dock. For hearing impaired visitors, the video is open captioned. The video is subtitled in Spanish as well.

    -Exhibits: Several exhibits are located behind the theater, they present the various periods of Alcatraz's cultural and natural history, including the U.S. penitentiary (1934-1963), and the military history (1850-1933). An award-winning video (captioned) exhibit, "We Hold the Rock", presents the story of the occupation by Indians of All Tribes (1969-1971).

    -Bookstores; Memorabilia, film, videos, and books about the Island's rich history are available for sale at the bookstores near the dock, the prison and online.

    -EVENING TOURS: Evening tours are generally available from Thursday through Monday. These tours differ from the day time visits in several ways. Evening visits feature park guide-led tours of the prison, the audio tour, Alcatraz map & guide, special programs on a variety of Alcatraz topics, and dramatic evening views of the San Francisco skyline. Some sections of the island open during the day, are not open to the public at night. For schedules, prices, and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit the Alcatraz Cruises website.

    -The itinerary may change based on your time, road or weather conditions, pick-up location and preference. When it is rainy or foggy, we have to skip some areas /places for safety considerations or due to the lack of visibility.

    -Please note that vehicles taking 7 passengers, or more, are prohibited entry to many places in San Francisco, like Lombard Street, Alamo Square, Telegraph Hill, Marina, Sea Cliff, Hyde, and wherever a sign is posted in this regard. We therefore recommend our SUV tour option, which is without doubt the best way to travel to these sites. Also, the city tour includes the places that are stated in the tour description, and not the entire city. So, you can squeeze all the above in our 1-day custom tour. The seaplane flight lasts 30 minutes, but it takes an hour in total as we have to check you in and out before and after the flight, and the Alcatraz tour itself takes about 3 hours average to complete (based on your pace and time).

    -Smoking is not allowed in our vehicles. We are sorry, but our vehicles are not pet friendly and not equipped for passengers with disability or wheelchairs. Thank you for your understanding.

    -Please note that many sites, attractions, landmarks and neighborhoods are restricted and prohibited to large vehicles and vans, including places like Lombard Street, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill, Sea Cliff, Marina, Muir Beach and Overlook, Alamo Square (painted ladies), and all other areas restricted to van or bus tours, by law. The SUV tour option is the perfect choice as you can go anywhere in the city where larger vehicles are prohibited.

    -For security purposes, a government-issued photo ID is required by all guests to board the Alcatraz ferry. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times on Alcatraz Island.

    To read more about our terms, refund and cancellation policy, click here to learn more…


    Term & Policy

    Terms, Policy, Frequently Asked Questions and Tips for Customers

     

    Some Terms and Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

    What is your Cancelation & Refund Policy? Regarding our terms and refunds policy, we have reserved this tour and date for you and turned down other reservations to honor yours. We hope that you don’t cancel your tour. However, if you still want to cancel, please click on the tab Cancelation & Refund Policy to learn more. Also, we do honor our city, Alcatraz and redwoods tours even with one guest, but the semi-private seaplane ride itself requires a minimum of two guests per trip. There can be a maximum of six people on board or a minimum of two. Please do not worry – there is a window seat for everyone on board.

     

    How safe is the flight? Seaplane Adventures maintains one of the highest standards of safety in this industry and has a pristine safety record. Seaplanes themselves are extremely safe – as we like to say, “We have millions of square feet of runway everywhere in the San Francisco Bay!”

     

    There is a patchy fog /clouds over the Golden Gate Bridge, will we still fly? Yes, fog is unpredictable and can be very tricky as it can come and go at any time in just minutes. We will try our very best to fly you over the bridge or alternate the flight route so that you can get the best view of the bridge possible.

     

    Under what weather circumstances will my flight be canceled? All flights are subject to cancelation for severe weather conditions. This determination is made by the pilot up to 30 minutes prior the scheduled flight, but the portion and cost of this flight is refundable when it is cancelled by the pilot due to unforeseen weather conditions or reasons.

     

    Why do you need the age and weight of each participant? All passenger weights are required as we do have a maximum weight limit based on the total weight of all participants for safety considerations. Pilots are also trained to load the aircraft safely based on weight distribution, so please be patient with where the pilot asks you to sit. Besides – everyone gets a window seat! For all misleading information regarding age and weight, the flight may be canceled and not refundable.

     

    What age is considered a child? Anyone under the age of 12. Price for a child will only apply for children aged 3-11 years. Children under two years of age may sit in a parent’s lap and are free of charge. The pilot will provide noise cancelation headsets or earplugs but if you have your own, feel free to bring them on board.

     

    Why do I need to sign a release waiver before boarding my flight? All passengers are required to sign a waiver before boarding their flight, this is the standard operating procedure as everywhere else.

     

    Alcatraz Frequently Asked Questions - Alcatraz Island

     

    ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:

     

    -Alcatraz is a steep and hilly rock located in the heart of San Francisco Bay. You will have to walk uphill, downhill, upstairs and downstairs (no elevators available). The distance from Alcatraz Ferry dock to the prison is about a quarter mile each way. However, Alcatraz visitors with disabilities may take the electric shuttle that runs twice an hour from the dock to the Alcatraz prison building, and twice an hour from the main entrance of Alcatraz prison back to the only ferry dock on the Island. The ride is complimentary, and boarding is only available on a first come, first served basis from the dock or the prison’s main entrance. Boarding is not available halfway up or down.

     

    -No minors under the age of 18 are allowed to visit Alcatraz without being accompanied by their parents or adults at all times.

     

    Carrying food and beverage: There is no food service available on Alcatraz Island. Eating is strictly prohibited in the dock area. You may enjoy a variety of snacks and food on the ferry or simply have an early meal on the Wharf.

     

    -No food, luggage, coolers, over-sized backpacks or packages are allowed on Alcatraz island.

    -What to wear during the excursion? You need to wear comfortable walking shoes with well-gripped soles. Dress in layers as the weather in Alcatraz and San Francisco is cool, often foggy, and changes drastically in minutes.

     

    Limited tickets available for visitors: Alcatraz tour tickets are sold out up to 10 weeks or more in advance during summers and holidays, with night tour tickets extremely hard to get and are sold out as soon as they become available (in summer only). We recommend that you secure your Alcatraz tickets at your earliest by booking it on our website.

     

    -Approved transactions of Alcatraz tours on our website do not constitute a guarantee of Alcatraz tours and tickets until the official Alcatraz ticket providers have approved it, which can take several weeks due to the increasing popularity of Alcatraz.

     

    Note: We do not offer a drop-off at your hotel after the Alcatraz tour. This is to keep the cost down, allow you more freedom and to explore the famous Fisherman's Wharf attractions, ride the cable car or stay at one of hotels in this area located only few blocks away from Alcatraz ferry terminal at Pier 33.

     

    -Safety- Some sections of Alcatraz are unsafe to visit. Areas closed to the public are well marked by fences or barricades. Collecting of any sort is prohibited. Plant and animal life are protected by law - DO NOT feed birds on Alcatraz. Please stay safe and be prepared for hiking and cool and windy weather.

     

    -SELF-GUIDED TOUR: Tour guides are not allowed in Muir Woods or Alcatraz Island, but you will enjoy the history of Alcatraz at your own pace thanks to the award-winning self-guided audio tour. The audio tour is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, and Mandarin.

     

    -Orientation video: Attend a 17-minute video presentation of the Island's 200-year history - an excellent introduction to Alcatraz. The theater is 50 yards up the road from the dock. For hearing impaired visitors, the video is open captioned. The video is subtitled in Spanish as well.

     

    -Exhibits: Several exhibits are located behind the theater, they present the various periods of Alcatraz's cultural and natural history, including the U.S. penitentiary (1934-1963), and the military history (1850-1933). An award-winning video (captioned) exhibit, "We Hold the Rock", presents the story of the occupation by Indians of All Tribes (1969-1971).

     

    -Bookstores; Memorabilia, film, videos, and books about the Island's rich history are available for sale at the bookstores near the dock, the prison and online.

     

    -EVENING TOURS: Evening tours are generally available from Thursday through Monday. These tours differ from the day time visits in several ways. Evening visits feature park guide-led tours of the prison, the audio tour, Alcatraz map & guide, special programs on a variety of Alcatraz topics, and dramatic evening views of the San Francisco skyline. Some sections of the island open during the day, are not open to the public at night. For schedules, prices, and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit the Alcatraz Cruises website.

     

    -The itinerary may change based on your time, road or weather conditions, pick-up location and preference. When it is rainy or foggy, we have to skip some areas /places for safety considerations or due to the lack of visibility.

     

    -Please note that vehicles taking 7 passengers, or more, are prohibited entry to many places in San Francisco, like Lombard Street, Alamo Square, Telegraph Hill, Marina, Sea Cliff, Hyde, and wherever a sign is posted in this regard. We therefore recommend our SUV tour option, which is without doubt the best way to travel to these sites. Also, the city tour includes the places that are stated in the tour description, and not the entire city. So, you can squeeze all the above in our 1-day custom tour. The seaplane flight lasts 30 minutes, but it takes an hour in total as we have to check you in and out before and after the flight, and the Alcatraz tour itself takes about 3 hours average to complete (based on your pace and time).

     

    -Smoking is not allowed in our vehicles. We are sorry, but our vehicles are not pet friendly and not equipped for passengers with disability or wheelchairs. Thank you for your understanding.

     

    -Please note that many sites, attractions, landmarks and neighborhoods are restricted and prohibited to large vehicles and vans, including places like Lombard Street, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill, Sea Cliff, Marina, Muir Beach and Overlook, Alamo Square (painted ladies), and all other areas restricted to van or bus tours, by law. The SUV tour option is the perfect choice as you can go anywhere in the city where larger vehicles are prohibited.

     

    -For security purposes, a government-issued photo ID is required by all guests to board the Alcatraz ferry. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times on Alcatraz Island.

     

    To read more about our terms, refund and cancelation policy, click here to learn more


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      This is great alternative tour experience when Alcatraz tickets are sold out. We were happy with this trip, it combined our city private tour, and the ferry cruise around Alcatraz island, that was perfect as it was our last day in California.The cruise ship trip was over an hour, a ferry trip that took us around SF bay, around Alcatraz Island, and under the Golden Gate Bridge.

    • The Beautiful Island of Alcatraz and criminology

      From the city tour to Alcatraz Island, we and our kids had an amazing adventure, a bit cold in San Francisco Bay in summer ironically, but were very interested in the criminology and forensics stories of Alcatraz and San Quintin prison like Charles Manson, the Zodiac, Fong “Little Pete” Ching, Zebra killers, Felix Mitchell, the Unabomber, Scott Peterson, and Clarence and John Anglin and Frank Morris and their famous ‘Escape from Alcatraz’. Wow! the feeling visitors get when you are stepping onto Alcatraz island.

    • Muir Woods & Alcatraz combo tour

      Our Muir Woods & Alcatraz combo tour was exactly what we needed as we only had one day in SF. The tour is Well Worth the money that you spend. The big redwoods in muirwoods forest are impressive but the forest was crowded, and Alcatraz tour must be on everyone’s bucket-list, these sights and attractions in SF are amazing places to visit and see when you visit san fran.

    • "Why everybody is so crazy about Alcatraz?"

      Why everybody is so crazy about Alcatraz? Alcatraz Island is dim, cold, morbid, and crowded. We felt nothing, seen nothing, heard nothing that made it so appealing, a bit overrated in our opinion. Why criminals have become victims? They deserved to incarcerated in Alcatraz prison! Some visitors were even asking for autographs from a former inmate of Alcatraz, this makes no sense to me.

    • Alcatraz Island is Outstanding, book your tickets very early

      This is an incredible tourist attraction of San Francisco bay area, if you plan on visiting San Francisco you got to add Alcatraz to your bucket-list, more than Muir Woods or Napa. Alcatraz Island history itself is a very interesting story, before it even was used as a federal prison. How anyone could even escape from this remote Island? The audio headphone guided tour is informative and the stories and sounds of prison officers makes the guided tour so real. I am taking back amazing pictures to show my friends in Japan.

    • Alcatraz-SF: Worry-free vacation package

      Worry-free vacation package, we were lucky to find and book this all-inclusive SF Alcatraz tour package, it was a worry-free reservation all included, the perfect way to indulge in San Francisco if you have no time. It was convenient, affordable, and fulfilling combo trip of SF city attractions and Alcatraz tour, a must-do when visiting the city by the bay, and worth every penny you spent.

    • Fascinating combo tour of SF & Alcatraz

      Reserve Alcatraz tickets in advance, the tour was So much better than I was expecting. You get a ferry ride from San Francisco pier to the Alcatraz island. It was rainy, and foggy that day, but still well worth the trip. The trip was very well run, we were welcomed in the dock by a ranger who let us know some key information and rules before visiting the prison.

    • Alcatraz worth a visit & above expectation

      Alcatraz prison is just as portrayed as in the Hollywood films about Frank Morris (with Clint Eastwood) in this maximum-security prison Alcatraz, the cell still preserved as seen in the Clint Eastwood’s movie “Escape from Alcatraz”. No trip to San Francisco is complete without visiting Alcatraz Island. It took me 2 tours in Alcatraz before I felt the strong atmosphere and energy you get after stepping off Alcatraz cruises ferry and onto the dock. This city private tour and Alcatraz is an exceptional combo trip I recommend for all visitors (worry- free).

    • Alcatraz Island is Outstanding, book your tickets very early

      Alcatraz Island tour is outstanding and a stunning sight and my favorite attractions in California, but you got to book your Alcatraz tickets very early. We booked our Alcatraz tickets 2 months in advance as a tour combined with the city tour, but the next day, Alcatraz park service got sold out. The energy and the impression you get when vising Alcatraz is something you need to experience for yourself. We loved our city tour as well with Jonathan, the tour guide was amazing and fun.

    • San Francisco Alcatraz combo tour

      Book your Alcatraz tickets immediately when you plan your trip to san fran, we had initially planned to book Alcatraz Island night tour but it’s 100% impossible to get. The day tour was not bad at all apart from the fascinating story of Alcatraz, the trip to the island is phenomenal, and the city tour completed the package trip and appeal to all ages. That’s was a good company to work with.

    • Reserve Alcatraz tickets in advance when visiting SF

      Book your Alcatraz tickets months in advance before you travel to San Francisco, this is a must-see attraction when visiting San Francisco and Northern part of California. A police officer from South Africa who traveled with us on the ferry had a stop over in SFO, just to visit Alcatraz. Dress in layers, ironically summer is not warm, weather is cool and gets foggy in the SF Bay. The views of Alcatraz from San Francisco are better than the views of SF from the island, but this combo tour is a must do and saved us time and money.

    • Alcatraz & SF-Best part of our trip to California

      This is an incredible tourist attraction. We did the tour with our kids, and they loved it too. The audio tour was well done, we took tons of pictures, hanged out and enjoyed the views of the city from Alcatraz Island. The views are spectacular from Alcatraz, go to the officers’ gardens’ side that overlooks the golden gate bridge, but watch out for the steps, they are very steep. Army officers and their wives who stationed on the Island in the early 1900s, planted all kind of vegetables there (The beauty on the beast).