Water activity

San Francisco: Escape from The Rock Bay Cruise

San Francisco: Escape from The Rock Bay Cruise

Activity provider: Blue and Gold Fleet
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 41 per person

Sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and circle Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, while listening to accounts of the chilling escape attempts and the notorious criminals that called Alcatraz prison home.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, English

What customers loved


  • Cruise around the notorious Alcatraz Island
  • Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge for great photo opportunities
  • Hear the stories of the criminals housed at Alcatraz prison and their daring escape attempts
  • Skip the box office line and go straight to the gate with your ticket
Full description

Hop on board a boat and cruise around Alcatraz Island and other sights of San Francisco Bay on this round trip journey. Benefit from a straight-to-the-gate access ticket and informative commentary as you go.

Cruise San Francisco Bay and sail under the Golden Gate Bridge on a 90-minute narrated tour by boat around Alcatraz Island. Skip the box office line and go straight to the gate with your ticket.

See Alcatraz island from the water while listening to accounts of the chilling escape attempts and the notorious criminals that called Alcatraz prison home. Enjoy a cruise with food and drink available to purchase onboard. Cruise full circle around Alcatraz Island, allowing you to view every angle of this mysterious island, which housed famous inmates such as Al Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, and Clyde Johnson, whose escape attempt is legendary. Gain a clear picture of what life in this maximum-security prison was like when it was the most feared institution in the American penal system.

  • 90-minute boat cruise tour
  • Views of San Francisco Bay
  • Full circle around Alcatraz Island
  • Guided narration
  • Straight to the gate' access ticket
  • Stop on Alcatraz Island
  • Food and drink (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please meet at the Yellow Box Office west of Pier 39 between gates 3 and 4.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • This boat cruise is a 90-minute narrated tour of San Francisco Bay and around Alcatraz Island (it does not stop on the island)
  • Cruises may not operate during inclement weather. Check with ticket booths on the day of sailing for schedule
  • Your mobile voucher allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 1083 reviews

Review summary

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Could be a bit more informational but how much can you hear when the wind is hitting you so hard in the face? Lol Tour guide was very funny and friendly and gave us as much info as possible. The views you get are great (sit on the right hand side if you want the better view for pics of Alcatraz lol). Overall, very worth it for the price.

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April 26, 2022

A great I formative trip! This boat goes right under the Golden Gate Bridge, a view most folks don’t get. Also sailing all around Alcatraz was so awesome, lots of stories to hear on the audio. Be sure to dress in layers and wear sun screen! We had a few folks with sunburns on their upper Midwest white skin!

April 9, 2022

Lovely weather helped, but the all round trip was very informative, great views of Golden Gate Bridge and circled Alatraz, with some info and great strories. If you don't fancy the walking around Alkatraz or a bit unfirm, this is the best next thing, just sit and take it all in.

February 12, 2022

Product ID: 23652