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San Francisco City Insider's Tour℠ with Escape from the Rock

San Francisco City Insider's Tour℠ with Escape from the Rock

San Francisco City Tour with Escape from the Rock Cruise

  • How do I book or make a reservation?

    You can book online to receive an online discount or call our office at  1-866-231-3752 or  1-415-357-0700. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations.

  • How do I pay for my tour?

    If you are reserving your tour online, your credit card will be charged. Reservations by phone require a credit card to hold your seat(s). You can also come to our SOMA office prior to the tour departure date and pay cash directly.

  • What types of payments do you accept?

    Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. We also accept Debit cards with symbols of these card companies. 
    Cash: Guests can pay cash at our SOMA location for any tour.  

    Apologies, but we do not provide a travel or personal check payment option.

  • Will I get a discount if I book a second tour?

    Yes, you can get a up to $9 off your second tour. The $9 discount can be applied to Extranomical operated tours only. 

  • Is there any advantages by booking my tour online?

    You will get an automatic discount on your first tour when you book online at!

  • Can I cancel or change my reservation?

    Cancellations or changes must be made 72 hours before tour departure, or at least 10 days in advance if the reservation includes a hotel accommodation to get a partial refund. 

    Airport shuttle transfers, all Bay Cruises & Ferry Tickets,  Alcatraz Tours, Show tickets, Seaplane Tours are non-refundable. Cancellations and changes are subject to a 10% or $35 fee, depending on a tour. 

  • Where should I pick up the tickets for my tour?

    You don't need a ticket for most of our tours, vouchers are provided when they are needed. Most times your confirmation email is enough. We will specify in your email confirmation after you've booked the Yosemite tour what information you will need to have with you.

Morning: Escape from the Rock Cruise
Sail around the infamous Alcatraz Island twice on the Escape from the Rock cruise. Learn about this prison and hear tales of escape attempts with unscripted accounts of life on "the Rock" (with sound effects)! After departing from Pier 39, your 90 minute cruise consists of sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge, passing by Treasure Island, Sausalito, and providing you with a 360-degree view of Alcatraz Island. Discover what life was like in this maximum-security prison on the Escape from the Rock cruise. Please note that this cruise does not go on Alcatraz Island.

Afternoon: San Francisco City Insider's Tour
This 2-in-1 combination of our San Francisco City Insider's Tour and Escape from the Rock will leave you breathless. On our amazing semi-private City Insider's Tour of San Francisco, you'll get to spend 4-5 hours exploring San Francisco’s unique attractions, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Market Street, Cable Cars, Lombard Street, Coit Tower, Twin Peaks, Fisherman’s Wharf, and much more. Travel with no more than 13 passengers in our comfortable vans, giving you more time at favorite locations and more photo opportunities. Have the option to request special locations and your guide will try his/her best to accommodate you. Complimentary hotel drop-off is included.

Our informative and local guides will educate you on the history of San Francisco, as far back as the 1849 Gold Rush to the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (when the whole city was literally covered in rubble)! Nothing gets better than this 2-in-1 combo of our San Francisco City Insider’s Tour and Escape from the Rock. Call us for more information or book now!

San Francisco City Insider's Tour with Escape from the Rock - Times Approximate

Morning - Escape from the Rock Cruise

Various Departures*

Weekdays - Monday to Thursday at 11:30 AM 
Weekends - Friday to Sunday at 11:30 AM and 3:45 pm 

 1.5 hoursEscape from the Rock departs from Pier 39, and is a perfect alternative to the Alcatraz ferry. For 90 minutes, you will cruise around Alcatraz multiple times and sail under the Golden Gate Bridge. Hear first accounts of several inmates' escape attempts with sound effects! See and learn about Alcatraz without stepping foot on the island. Full bar on board. 

*Tour departure times are on a first-come first-serve basis.

Afternoon - San Francisco City Insider's Tour

1:00 - 1:15 PM
Pick-up from Extranomical San Francisco SOMA office.
1:15 - 1:30PM
Pick-up for your San Francisco City Insider's Tour at Fisherman's Wharf.
1:30 - 5:30 PM
Board our 4-5 hour San Francisco City Insider's Tour and enjoy a semi-private and semi-customizable tour on our 13-passenger vans. Our local and knowledgeable guides will give you an Insider's perspective about San Francisco. Have the opportunity to enjoy more stops and spend more time at each attraction. This tour is great for those who want to discover hidden sights not included in other city tours or guide books! Request your favorite locations and our guide will try his best to accomodate you.
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Drop off at your San Francisco hotel or local attraction.

Customer Reviews

San Francisco City Insider's Tour℠ with Escape from the Rock
– Cassandra B. on 10/21/2016

Constantine was very knowledgeable and gave many great insights and anecdotes about the city of san francisco! My sister and I really enjoyed this trip and really got to see the wonders of San Francisco!
– Jeff M. on 10/05/2016

Good afternoon touring around the City. Ross was very informative.... I think a trip across the Golden Gate would have been good.
– Timothy D. on 08/05/2016

The San Francisco City Tour was amazing. Our tour guide Phil was fantastic. His customer service was wonderful and he went out of his way to make everyone feel comfortable. I would recommend Phil and Extranomical Tours to everyone.
– Gary S. on 06/18/2016

Very friendly informative guide and good driver
– marina D. on 03/15/2016

Out tour guide was very personable, knowledgeable and entertaining. Exceptional tour
– Cornelius M. on 03/14/2016

Awesome tour
– Beverley A. on 03/02/2016

Thoroughly enjoyable Alcatraz Tour in the morning and City sights tour in the afternoon. Long day but with the short time we had in San Fran it was a great all over tour!
– Heidi J. on 03/01/2016

Pam was absolutely wonderful. She is very knowledgeable about San Francisco and surrounding area. Pam worked very hard in getting us to all our stops along the way. My son and his wife, who live in Lower Haight, were on the tour with me and my sister and Pam had a lovely talk with them about their beautiful city. Pam is a "keeper" and I would go an another tour with her.
– Valeria B. on 02/24/2016

It was a great experience! We felt like we were in the hands of a knowledgeable tour guide and he definitely gave us a better insight on San Francisco.
Tour Prices*Adults (12+)Children
Regular Price:$125$107
Internet Special:$120$103


  • Morning Escape from the Rock Cruise
  • SF City Insider's Tour in the afternoon
  • Request your favorite city locations
  • Discover hidden sights
  • Enjoy famous neighborhoods
  • See the iconic Golden Gate Bridge!
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