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San Francisco Helicopter and Alcatraz Tour
"The Alcatraz portion of this tour can be taken on the same day as the flight or the day after depending on the selected departure time. If you decide to take the later afternoon helicopter flight you must take the Alcatraz tour on the following day. Check the Important Info tab for more details.Helicopter Tour:After pickup from either Union Square or Fisherman’s Wharf your combo tour begins at the heliport where you’ll board your 6-passenger Bell Jet helicopter a comfortable chopper that provides a smooth ride above the City by the Bay. Your 15- to 20-minute flight provides you with amazing aerial views of the city’s famous sights and attractions: Alcatraz Treasure Island
From $231.00
3 in 1 Ultimate Bay Area Package: Alcatraz Tour Including Muir Woods and San Francisco City Tour
"See the best of the Bay Area in this ultimate 3 in 1 sightseeing package to some of the most popular destinations around San Francisco! Your sightseeing experience includes a visit to the world-famous Alcatraz Island combined with the visits to Califo you'll visit the coastal redwood trees of Muir Woods National Monument. Venture north over the Golden Gate Bridge to an isolated canyon filled with ancient coastal redwood trees also known as Muir Woods National Monument. Enjoy solitude and peace through the cool moist air as you stroll through 1000-year-old trees towering 260 feet tall. Experience the awe and wonder as you are treated through Northern California’s signature fog while you wander in and out of the Mother Nature’s redwood alleyways. The canopy of coastal redwoods soaring above will stimulate all of your senses as you journey through a piece of ancient California history. You will never forget the crisp
From $190.00
San Francisco City and Alcatraz Tour with Optional Bay Cruise and Ferry to Sausalito
City Tour Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Cruise""Guests will board a ferry to Alcatraz Island and experience the Cellhouse and explore the Island. They will step back in time and experience the legendary island that has been a civil war fort a military prison and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries in US history.In the afternoon guests will embark on their tour of the San Francisco City. Your guide will show you the city from a local’s perspective taking you to hidden spots that you wouldn’t normally see on a big bus tour. Of course
From $115.00

Alcatraz Tips (292)

Good return trip

It's a must do, in San Francisco - the visit to Alcatraz. For those acquainted to its history, the audio tour hits the purpose of, more than describing the place, to create a vivid sense of the old...
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Jun 16, 2014

A must see

The Alcatraz tour is an excellent tour in terms of the insights it provides about the prison, prison conditions and some of the famous inmates who spent time there. We purchased our tickets as part of...
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Jan 17, 2014

The Rock

Almost as iconic in the American imagination as the Golden Gate Bridge is Alcatraz. In legend it was the inescapable prison, that housed some of america's most famous criminals. This is definitely a...
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Jun 30, 2013

Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, USA

"Alcatraz Island" is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco, California. Often referred to as "The Rock," the small island was developed with facilities for a...
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May 30, 2013

The Rock

The buildings on Alcatraz Island, in the middle of San Francisco Bay, were originally an Army garrison, but the island is best known for its now-defunct Federal prison, 1934-1963. The prison was close...
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Dec 29, 2012

1 Hour Bay Tour

If you are a last minute guy like myself... Then this quick "get to know you" tour of the bay is for you. I normally chuckle at these touristy things but sometimes lack of time and uber convenience is...
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Feb 14, 2012

The Rock

'Break the rules and you go to prison, break the prision rules and you go to Alcatraz'This was an excellent trip and I highly recommend it.You board the ferry from Pier 33 and head to the island. It's...
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Jan 18, 2012

Fascinating historical site

Alcaztraz is one of the most interesting & most unusual attractions in San Francisco. I haven't done the night tour so can't recommend that, but do have a couple of tips on the island otherwise....
Dec 09, 2011

Alcatraz Tour @ Night

On our most recent trip to San Francisco, we decided that Alcatraz was a must do. Reviews were mixed with many folks stating that it's not worth it, skip it, too much time involved, etc. We chose to...
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Nov 17, 2011

The colour of Alcatraz

Alcatraz is now home to rare flowers and plants, marine wildlife, and thousands of roosting and nesting sea birds particularly Brandt's cormorant (pic 4) with their distintinctive blue throats. I was...
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Aug 24, 2011

More Alcatraz

Of course, it's not all pretty. You can obtain an audio guide (recommended) and learn about much of the interesting history while you're out there. The following is taken from the excellent official...
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Aug 04, 2011

Background to Alcatraz

Alcatraz and history go hand in hand. Once home to some of America's most notorious criminals, the federal penitentiary that operated here from 1934 to 1963 brought a dark mystique and fascination to...
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Aug 04, 2011
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Red and White Fleet

The Red and White Fleet have been in service since 1892. It continues serving the Bay Area with cruises that offer such beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Marin County, and more....
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Fisherman's Wharf

We were last here in 82, just around the corner that use to be a Travelodge that didn't have airconditioning back then, it is now called The Wharf Inn. What a transformation this area has taken on. ...
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Angel Island State Park

Established in 1975, Angel Island Association is a nonprofit organization working to facilitate the preservation, restoration and interpretation of historical and natural resources on the island,...
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Cable Cars

Cable cars, fire engines, bookmobiles .... What would the city of San Francisco be without its cable cars? From police series such as 'The Streets of San Francisco' we already knew that the streets of...
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The Buena Vista Cafe

A great place to relax and enjoy the view -- and experience the FIRST and BEST Irish Coffee is at the Buena Vista! Don't miss it! READ ABOUT IT.... Open...
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GoCar GPS Guided Tours

GoCar uses GPS to guide thru the city. It looks like a great and fun way to experience the sights and sounds of the whole city. It has an informative 49 mile drive that you can cruise down the...
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Getting to Alcatraz


Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing,San Francisco, California 94111


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