Embark on a 15-minute cruise across the bay to Alcatraz Island from Pier 33 and explore prison and its grounds to learn of the famous inmates who turned Alcatraz Island into the iconic island it is today. Alcatraz, or "The Rock," became home to the likes of Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelley, and Robert "The Birdman" Stroud and many more.
Round Trip Ferry to Alcatraz
Duration 2.5 Hours
Special Night Tour Activities
Complimentary Alcatraz Penitentiary Book and Alcatraz the Prison Years DVD ($30.00 Value)
Night Tour Ticket on Alcatraz Cruises to Alcatraz Island ($44.25 Value)
Audio tour available in the following languages: English, German, Mandarin, French, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese and Spanish.
The Vista Tour begins with an enjoyable land perspective within the shuttle on the way to the heliport. After take-off, a musical background starts, choreographed to each flight, accompanied by spontaneous narration by the professionally trained pilot. Take in the renowned hills of San Francisco and the striking cityscape; in the distance surrounding Bay Area communities. See the famous landmarks, such as, Alcatraz Island & the spectacular bridges spanning the Bay. Upon landing, a return shuttle will be waiting.
A Bell Jet Helicopter Ride for an exciting adventure above San Francisco.
Musical choreographed flight with narration by a professionally trained pilot.
Shuttle pick-up available at 3 locations around the city:
Fairmont Hotel Nob Hill
Hilton Hotel on Union Square
Zephyr Hotel 250 Beach Street - Fisherman's Wharf
Pick-up times are
10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Flight Time approx. 20 Minutes
Duration: 2 hours (door-to-door)
Head to Alcatraz Combo Tour's shop on Pier 41 to pick up your Alcatraz tour pack.
Hours of Operation: 10 AM - 2 PM (PST) Phone number: (800) 252-2872
Be picked up by the helicopter shuttle from hotel location and returned after the tour.
SF Helicopter Phone number: 650.635.4500 Toll-Free: 800.400.2404