Escape from the Rock Cruise in San Francisco, CA

Blue & Gold FleetPier 39San Francisco, CA 94133
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Learn the infamous legends of Alcatraz escape attempts while cruising around Alcatraz Island, also known as “The Rock”. From Al Capone to Billy Cook the Killer, you’ll hear chilling tales about the most feared prison in the United States. The 90-minute cruise also includes views of the Golden Gate Bridge and other San Francisco sites.


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Blue & Gold Fleet’s 90-minute Escape from the Rock cruise takes you under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island to see every angle of this mysterious island. Hear intriguing stories about Alcatraz escape attempts by Al Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, Clyde Johnson and many others, giving you a clear picture of what life was like in this maximum-security prison when it was the most feared institution in the American penal system.

A free multi-language audio tour is now available in nine languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, German & Taiwanese. Please bring your Wi-Fi enabled device to access the tour.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired departure time.

Note: Cruises may not operate during inclement weather. Check with ticket booth on day of sailing for schedule. All prices include narration. Service animals allowed. No reserved seating available. Schedule and prices are subject to change without notice.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"A great way to see the city from the water"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2017 NEW
This was a great choice - we hesitated and thought "do we really need to go under the Golden Gate Bridge?" Glad we did - it helped that it was a beautiful day and the weather was perfect. The views were great. The audio tour was difficult to hear from where we were. And about that - everyone rushed to get to the upper deck; we stayed on the lower deck and sat on the back of the boat. I think this was the best choice because you got an unobstructed view of the bridge when we turned around.
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Gilbert, Arizona
"Nice in good weather."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2017 NEW
I say 4 stars, my grandson says 5. Nice and easy 60 minutes on the bay, and it gives you a different view of the city. Liked going under the Golden Gate Bridge and seeing Alcatraz. Hard to hear the description if you are outside. Long line to get on boat but the boat has a large capacity. Had a CityPass.
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"Fantastic fabulous reasonable"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2017 NEW
This lovely short ride takes you across the Golden Gate, Around the Alcatrz island and you get to see Sea Lions and we were also lucky to see a while. Its very reasonably priced at $31 per person and you get full worth of your money. Must do it.
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Scottsdale, Arizona
"Worth every Penny!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 15, 2017 NEW
Have to start by saying that we had absolutely fantastic sunny weather to take this cruise. I'm guessing if it was cold and foggy it wouldn't have been so spectacular. We took the 90 minute Golden Gate bridge and Alcatraz cruise. I would highly recommend the extra 30 mins because you get up close to the rock. The narration on the cruise is also very informative. We even saw a humpback whale near the Golden Gate. Going under the bridge was fabulous!!
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New York
"Spectacular !!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 15, 2017 NEW
We took the ferry boat ride and it was spectacular! The ride was bumpy was we loved it, it felt like being in a roller coaster ride :) We went across the San Francisco Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge and around the Prison Fortress Alcatraz. The information they provided were so fascinating and the price for the entire tour for 2 was only $64. Loved every moment!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Escape From the Rock Cruise

When should I arrive for the cruise?
Please arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to departure for your cruise.

When are cruises available?
Cruises are available at 11:30am and 3:45pm daily.

What happens if it rains?
Cruises may or may not be held in the case of rain, extreme winds, or other inclement weather conditions. Blue and Gold Fleet reserves the right to make a cancellation decision in the case of severe weather or other conditions.

Is tour narration available?
Yes. All tour prices include narration.

Do I need to reserve my seats?
No. Reserved seating is not available. Those with tickets board the ferry on a first come first serve basis.