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Public Question Asked by Judy R. about San Francisco
How do you get to Alcatraz
is there a ferry that takes you over? Is all tour only ? Do you just show up or do you make reservations?
The Best Answer
Answered by Susan Driscoll , San Francisco, United States
Yes, there is a ferry that leaves from Pier 33 in San Francisco. You definitely need to make reservations if you have limited time for this. Occasionally you can just show up and get a ticket, if you have flexibility. You'll want to plan on about 2-1/2 hours for this excursion. The tour is partially on your own..there are movies, a small museum, a bookstore and then there is a taped tour of the cell block that lets you go at your own pace. The ferry ride is about 10 minutes each way.
Hope that's of some help.
Answered by Cherie Anderson , Los Angeles, United States
Call at least two days ahead for reservations. It's required, especially during the summertime. I have my tour groups pick up their tickets at Will Call when they arrive.
Answered by executive town car , Fairfield, United States
Answered by Robin M. Allen , Las Vegas, United States
Here is the website to order your tickets for the tour to Alcatraz Island (www.alcatrazcruises.com/). The tour rate is about $26.00 per adult. Enjoy your stay in San Francisco!