Straight to the Gate: Escape from The Rock Bay Cruise

Straight to the Gate: Escape from The Rock Bay Cruise

From $42 per person

Take a 90-minute cruise that sails underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and circles Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, while listening to accounts of the chilling escape attempts and the notorious criminals that called Alcatraz prison home.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise around the notorious Alcatraz Island
  • Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge for great photo opportunities
  • Hear the stories of the criminals housed at Alcatraz prison and their daring escape attempts
  • Skip the box office line and go straight to the gate with your ticket
Full description
Cruise San Francisco Bay on a 90-minute tour around Alcatraz Island. You will sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, and circle Alcatraz, while listening to accounts of the chilling escape attempts and the notorious criminals that called Alcatraz prison home. Cruise full circle around Alcatraz Island, allowing you to view every angle of this mysterious island, which housed famous inmates such as Al Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, and Clyde Johnson, whose escape attempt is legendary. Gain a clear picture of what life in this maximum-security prison was like, when it was the most feared institution in the American penal system.
Includes
  • This boat cruise is a 90-minute narrated tour of San Francisco Bay and around Alcatraz Island — it does not stop on the island
  • Narration
  • Straight to the gate' access
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drink (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Participants

Date

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Board at the "Escape from The Rock Bay Cruise" boarding gate located on Pier 39, San Francisco.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • This boat cruise is a 90-minute narrated tour of San Francisco Bay and around Alcatraz Island (it does not stop on the island)
  • Cruises may not operate during inclement weather. Check with ticket booths on the day of sailing for schedule
  • Your mobile voucher allows you to skip the box office line and go straight to the gate
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 940 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.2/5
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The trip was great! It was a beautiful clear sunny day in June. I loved how we get to hear the history of the GG bridge, Alcatraz and the Bay bridge. Seeing and hearing the sea lions was fun too. I would recommend this trip. 90 min of fun and learning.

June 11, 2021

This activity was wonderful! Nice smooth (BUT COLD) cruise. We went to the top of the boat so we could get a good view as we went under the Golden Gate Bridge but after we crossed under we went down to the mid level because it was just way too cold for us. The guide itself was very informative. Told about how the bridge was built. Two trips around Alcatraz. It was a great 90 minutes! Totally worth the money! :)

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May 29, 2021

We were lucky to have a clear, sunny day. It was so great to hear history about the bridges and Alcatraz. Some I knew and some I didn’t. The view was so beautiful that I fell in love with San Francisco all over again. I have lived here all my life but always find something new to see in the city, I love that!

May 15, 2021

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