Escape from the Rock
Escape from the Rock is a 90-minute cruise where you will sail around the infamous maximum-security prison, which once housed America's most notorious criminals. This Alcatraz cruise is your best bet to get up close to The Rock and learn about Alcatraz without stepping foot on the island. This Alcatraz cruise departs from Pier 39 and sails under the Golden Gate Bridge, passes by Treasure Island, Angel Island, Sausalito, and provides a 360-degree view of Alcatraz Island. Not only do you get to enjoy the beautiful views of San Francisco Bay, but you will also sail around Alcatraz twice in the last 30 minutes of the cruise!
Escape from the Rock Tour provides you with information about Alcatraz from previous inmates’ audio commentary. This perfect alternative to Alcatraz tours include sound effects and stories about the brutal life and the escape attempts of famous inmates, such as:
- Al Capone
- Billy Cook the Killer
- and Clyde Johnson
Escape from the Rock, Alcatraz cruise is the best way to experience The Rock if Alcatraz tours are booked. Following the Alcatraz cruise, you’ll have a clear picture of what life was like in this one-of-a-kind maximum-security prison when it was the most feared institution in the American penal system. Get a taste of Alcatraz on the open San Francisco Bay. Complimentary pairs of 5x magnification Blue & Gold Fleet souvenir binoculars are also provided for children age 5-11. Please meet at Pier 39 for your tour!