Guided tour

Alcatraz and Ferry Building Food Tour

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Activity provider: Edible Excursions

Alcatraz and Ferry Building Food Tour

Activity provider: Edible Excursions

From US$ 174 per person

Take a 90-minute historic, food-filled tasting tour of the Ferry Building Marketplace with a knowledgable food-tour guide before being directed to your ferry to Alcatraz (a short walk from the Ferry Building) to explore Alcatraz Island.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy a day-long excursion of the Ferry Building Marketplace and Alcatraz Island exploring land, sea, history, and food
  • Savor some artisan cheese from Cowgirl Creamery, fresh loaves from Acme Bread, and macarons from Miette
  • Go at your own pace at Alcatraz and explore one of the world's most famous prisons
Full description
Enjoy a 90-minute tasting tour of the best of the Ferry Building Marketplace, where a knowledgeable guide/food industry professional will lead you on a historic, food-filled journey of the building's local, artisan cuisine and food purveyors. After a brief break, you'll then voyage by ferry to one of the city’s most popular attractions, Alcatraz Island, for a self-guided tour of the beautiful island and its history-packed maximum-security prison that has drawn San Francisco Bay Area tourists for decades. Beginning your tour at the Ferry Building Marketplace, you'll sample award-winning tastes from the Bay Area’s best food artisans, learning how this historic transportation building became the ultimate destination for food lovers: locals and visitors alike. Expect artisan cheese from Cowgirl Creamery, fresh loaves from Acme Bread, chocolate confections from Recchuiti, and French macarons from Miette (subject to change). Come hungry! Once you’ve satisfied your culinary cravings, you'll be directed to Pier 33 (a short walk from the Ferry Building) to Alcatraz Landing to pick up your tickets for the Alcatraz Cruise afternoon departure to The Rock. Most guests spend approximately 2.5 hours exploring the island, but you are welcome to return when you choose. A self-guided headset tour (with Al Capone talking in your ear) is also included in the ticket price.
  • 5-6 tastings
  • Food industry professional guide
  • Ticket for the Alcatraz Cruises ferry to Alcatraz Island
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation from Ferry Building to Pier 33 Alcatraz Cruises
  • Drinks
  • Guide gratuity
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • All participants who are over 12 years and 3 months old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the base of the steps in front of the Ferry Building next to the main entrance. Guides will be wearing a messenger bag with the Edible Excursions logo on the front panel.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Jacket

Know before you go

  • Tour is non-refundable.
  • Each guest's name is required 10 days in advance (please provide on the checkout page). If incomplete information is provided you will not get tickets, nor receive a refund.
  • Diet restrictions are required 10 days in advance or accommodations will not be possible.
Customer reviews

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Sweet and savory samplings from six different food vendors in the Ferry Building. Our guide Carol was very knowledgeable and provided interesting back stories on the restaurants and chefs. Would definitely recommend as a tour, and smart to eat before traveling to Alcatraz.

September 2, 2019

February 9, 2022


Product ID: 283992