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Escape from the Rock

Escape from the Rock

  • 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 (toll free from the USA) or 1-415-357-0700. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations. Alternatively, you can book a tour with us in person at our office location, provided our office is open.

  • How do I pay for my tour?

    If you are reserving your tour online, your credit card will be charged within 24 hours. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations. Alternatively, you can pay us in person at our office location for any tour, provided our office is open. You can also choose to pay in cash to your driver by calling the office directly and providing a valid debit or credit card number.

  • 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. Please note that “pre-paid” cards and “travel” cards often are not accepted by our system and it is possible we may ask you to provide an alternate payment method if the initial payment does not go through.

    Cash: You can pay cash at our office location for any tour. You can also choose to pay in cash to your driver by calling the office directly and providing a valid debit or credit card number. Please state to your reservation agent that you would not like your card to be charged and that you would like to pay your Expedition Leader in cash on the day of your tour.

    Apologies, but we do not provide a travel or personal check payment option, nor can you choose to pay with cash for any online reservations.

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

    For certain tours, you can get up to a $9 discount off your second tour. The $9 discount can be applied to Extranomical-operated tours only. Instructions to redeem this offer online can be found during your check out process in the booking form on page 3, but you can also receive this discount by calling our office directly. The discount must be redeemed at the time of reservation and cannot be applied after you have made the booking.

  • Are there any advantages by booking my tour online?

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

  • Can I combine two or more discount codes?

    At this time only one discount code can be accepted per reservation. You must choose which one you would like to apply upon making your booking. There is a space for the discount code or “tracking code” on the final page of the booking form.

  • My discount code isn’t working!

    Not every code will be applicable to every single reservation. Please read the terms of the discount code you are attempting to use carefully, and note that some codes provided by third parties may have expired. If the code is valid and has been correctly applied you will see the value reflected on the final checkout page before submitting your reservation.

  • I’ve already made a reservation but forgot to add the discount code. Can you refund me the discount?

    Unfortunately, any discount code you would like to use must be applied at the time of your booking. The code must be redeemed at the time of reservation and cannot be applied after you have made the booking.

  • Can I cancel or change my reservation?

    Airport shuttle transfers, all Bay Cruises & Ferry Tickets, Alcatraz Tours, Seaplane Tours, and any other 3rd party tours are non-transferrable and non-refundable. For Extranomical-operated tours, any cancellations and changes are subject to a 10% or $35 fee, depending on the tour, and must be made 72 hours before tour departure to get a partial refund, or at least 10 days in advance if the reservation includes a hotel accommodation.

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

    You do not need to have a physical voucher to board Extranomical-operated tours. Please follow the instructions on your confirmation for any 3rd-party-operated tours such as Bay City Bikes, Blue & Gold Fleet, Airport Express, et al. If you have purchased the Ferry Bay Cruise tickets, your Expedition Leader will give these to you upon boarding your tour.

    Please note that Alcatraz Cruises will require that each adult boarding the boat to Alcatraz bring their photo ID or passport for identity verification. 

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!

Escape from the Rock Tour - Times Approximate

Various Departures*

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

1.5 hours
Escape from the Rock departs from Pier 39. Sail under Golden Gate Bridge as well as the famous Alcatraz Island, also known as “The Rock.” 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.

Customer Reviews

Escape from the Rock
– Jorge C. on 01/03/2016

Very nice cruise escape from the rock. You can see very well the Golden Gate Bridge ans Alcatraz
– Linda S. on 07/26/2015

Informative, good info about Alcatraz, building of the GG Bridge, and the military installations around the Bay.
– Sandeep D. on 09/04/2014

It is a good experience overall
PRICE
Precios del Tour*Por persona
Precio Regular:$36

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Alcatraz sightseeing cruise and tour
  • Circle Alcatraz Island multiple times
  • Coast underneath the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Listen to tales of prison escape attempts
  • Inside and outside seating available
  • Free pair of binoculars for children age 5-11
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