Alcatraz & GPS Storytelling Car

This tour combines an Alcatraz day tour and a GoCar tour. GoCar is the first-ever GPS-guided storytelling car. It's the most exhilarating and entertaining way to see San Francisco.

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

Experience what the press is buzzing about, what visitors rave about and what Time Magazine has nominated it "as one of the coolest inventions of the year."

Fold up your map, put away the guidebook, and see the San Francisco most visitors never see! Zip all over town in a GoCar - and let this little yellow car take you on a GPS-guided tour of the city.

See for yourself:

Golden Gate Bridge
Ocean Beach
Golden Gate Park

GoCars are easy and fun to drive. They're guided by GPS (Global Positioning System) - which means that the car always knows where you are, even if you don't. As you drive, it tells you where to turn and what you're passing, and it waits patiently if you want to stop. As soon as you turn your GoCar back on, the tour picks up where it left off.

Our tour can take anywhere from one hour to a full day. That's the best thing about it, you're on your own schedule, not a tour bus operator's. Just take a car, see what you want and bring it back when you're done. If you find that you're having the time of your life, keep going! After all, it's not often you've got a convertible yellow talking car at your disposal.

The GoCar tour begins in Fisherman's Wharf at the GoCar headquarters, the tour takes you past the most spectacular San Francisco sites - from the bay, to the ocean, to the famous parks, neighborhoods and streets in between.

GoCars can be rented by the hour, or by the day. Best of all, you don't have to decide before you leave how long you'll be gone. To rent a GoCar, it costs $69.98 for the first two hour, and $20.00 per hour after that. After 5 hours, there are no additional charges. We even round down to the nearest 15-minutes so you don't pay for time not used

To rent a GoCar, you must at least be a licensed driver 18-years of age. Our cars are approved for use on city streets, but not the bridges or freeways. Read more about our reservation policy.

The 3-wheeled cars seat two and have a lockable trunk for your things. Their small size makes parking a breeze, and in San Francisco, that's a major bonus. They can even be parked in motorcycle parking.

We provide a booking service for purchasing Alcatraz tickets. The prices shown on this page includes our $10 booking fee. The tickets will be purchased in your name. You will pickup your tickets at the pre-paid window at Pier 33.

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. GoCar is managed by GoCar of San Francisco.


(5 to 11)
Your Cost


Note: Price above is for one person for a 2 hour GoCar tour and an Alcatraz day tour. A GoCar will carry two people. Adding a passenger increases the price by the cost of an Alcatraz day ticket.



Departure Times: 

Tour departs at 9:30 am. Depending on available, your tour may start an Alcatraz tour in the morning and a GoCar tour in the afternoon or the other way around.

Departs From: 

Fisherman Wharf area.

Duration:     GoCar tour is 2 hours, the Alcatraz tour is between 2 & 2-1/2 hours.

Ferries from Alcatraz return 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. Prices shown include their booking fee.

Cancellation Policy:

All Alcatraz ticket sales are final. No refunds, exchanges or cancellations. There is a $25 cancellation fee for the GoCar tour.

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.