On this Alcatraz Island tour, hear chilling tales of Alcatraz escape attempts and unscripted accounts of life on The Rock. This 90 minute cruise takes you under the Golden Gate Bridge and twice around Alcatraz Island to learn the intriguing stories of Al Capone, the Birdman of Alcatraz and more. Note: this tour does not go on the island.
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 41 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:
A free multi-language audio tour is now available in nine languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, German & Taiwanese.
Please see the schedule for details.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Escape from the Rock departs from Pier 41. 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.
No reservations required. First come, first served basis. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired departure time. Cruises may not operate during inclement weather. Service animals allowed. No reserved seating available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You will get an automatic discount on your first tour when you book online at www.extranomical.com!
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.
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.
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.
Full refunds will be given for cancellations to any 1-day and half-day tour reservations made more than 24 hours before the scheduled departure time. Any cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will not be entitled to any refunds.
Tours with hotel packages and other third-party attractions tickets (ie. Monterey aquarium tickets) cancelled or changed with more than 10 days notice prior to departure, will incur a $35.00 fee or a fee of 10% of the package cost, whichever is greater.
Cancellations of any Tour package or 3rd party attraction ticket with less than 10 days notice will not be entitled to any refunds. Airport shuttles, Bay Cruises and Alcatraz tickets are nonrefundable.
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.