Alcatraz & Bay Cruise

This tour combines a San Francisco Bay Cruise with a day tour of Alcatraz. The tour starts with a Bay Cruise in the morning and an Alcatraz Tour in the afternoon. There is enough time between the two tours to explore Fisherman's Wharf and have lunch.

For information on the Alcatraz day tour, click the button to the left.

Plan a full day for this tour. Between the morning Bay Cruise, lunch, exploring, and the afternoon Alcatraz tour you'll have a wonderful day.

The Bay cruise takes you along San Francisco's waterfront, under the Golden Gate Bridge, along the Marin Headlands, around Alcatraz and back to Fisherman's Wharf.

The cruise starts from Fisherman's Wharf and head west around Hyde street pier and the historic ship collect. Then around Fort Mason and the Marina Green.

Next you'll cruise in front of Crissy fields and the Presidio. As you approach the Golden Gate Bridge you'll see Fort Point off to your left.

Then you cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge into the Pacific Ocean and the back under the bridge and start cruising along the beautiful Marin Headlands.

As you clear the headlands, Sausolito with be off to your left and you'll head between Alcatraz and Angle Island.

As you cruise around Alcatraz Island, your guide will discuss the history of the island.

From Alcatraz , the cruise will take you along San Francisco's waterfront and bring you back to Fisherman's Wharf.

The cruise takes an one hour. As you cruising, your guide will point out major San Francisco attractions and describe San Francisco's history.

After the cruise, you'll have time for lunch and then its off to see Alcatraz.

We provide a booking service for purchasing Alcatraz tickets. The tickets will be purchased in your name. You will pickup your Alcatraz tickets at the pre-paid window at Pier 33. You will receive a voucher for your Bay Cruise.

We update our inventory daily, but cannot guarantee availability.

No food or drinks on allowed on Alcatraz Island.

Alcatraz Island is managed by the National Park Service. Bay Cruise is managed by Red and White Fleet.


(5 to 11)
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Departure Times: 

Tour departs at 10 am. You Alcatraz tour will be schedule for the afternoon. Your Alcatraz tour will be over around 4:30.

Departs From: 

Fisherman Wharf area.

Duration:     The bay cruise tour last an hours, the Alcatraz tour is between 2 & 2-1/2 hours.

Ferries return from Alcatraz every 1/2 hour. You may stay on the island as long as you wish. Most people spend 2 hours on the tour.

Includes Hotel Pickup:     No

Tour Includes Meals:   No


All year, every day except major holidays such as Christmas and New Years.


Casual. Alcatraz tends to be foggy in the morning and warmer in the afternoon. Wear layered clothing.

About the tour operator:

Ticket for this tour are booked through SF Audio Tours. Their service fee is $10 per ticket service fee is included in the prices shown on this page.

Cancellation Policy:

All sales are final: There are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations. There is a $25 cancellation free for the bay cruise.

Tickets & Confirmation:
Immediately after submitting your reservation, your receipt will be displayed. The receipt will contain the tour operator's contact information and your reservation number. A copy of the receipt will also be emailed to you.  Within 24 hours you will receive notice that your tour voucher is ready for printing. You will need to return to this web site to print your voucher.   You will need to present the confirmation number and voucher to the tour operator on the day of your activity.