On this Alcatraz Island tour, hear chilling tales of Alcatraz escape attempts and unscripted accounts of life on The Rock

Duration: 1.5 hours
Audio: 9 language audio guide
Departure: Pier 41


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.

What’s Included

  •  Admission fee to the Escape from the Rock cruise
  •  Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge
  •  Photograph Sausalito, Tiburon and Angel Island
  •  Multi-language audio tour in nine languages
  •  Daily departures (except December 25th)

What’s Not Included

  • WiFi enabled device
  •  Meals or beverages
Note: 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.


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 includes sound effects and stories about the brutal life and the escape attempts of famous inmates, such as:

  • Al Capone
  • Billy Cook the Killer
  • Clyde Johnson

A free multi-language audio tour is now available in nine languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, German & Taiwanese.

Various Departures*

Please see the schedule for details.

Duration: 1.5 hours


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