Guided tour

San Francisco: Alcatraz at Night & Fisherman's Wharf Tour

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Activity provider: Walks - US

San Francisco: Alcatraz at Night & Fisherman's Wharf Tour

Activity provider: Walks - US
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From US$ 99 per person

Likely to sell out

Experience Alcatraz Island after nightfall when most of the other tourists have gone home. Discover Fisherman’s Wharf and visit the famed Boudin Bakery, where San Francisco’s sourdough bread always rises to the occasion.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Taste San Francisco's famous chocolate at Ghirardelli
  • Enjoy the cellhouse audio tour while wandering the prison
  • Visit Fisherman's Wharf on a guided walking tour
  • Sample sourdough bread at the famed Boudin Bakery
  • Visit Alcatraz at night after the day crowds have departed
Full description

Take a guided walking tour through Fisherman’s Wharf, taste some classic San Francisco treats, and visit Alcatraz at night, the best time to experience the former high-security prison. Begin your experience in the afternoon near Ghirardelli Square and weave your way through Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39. Explore the lesser-known paths and see San Francisco's legendary cable cars. Nibble on fresh local bread and Ghirardelli chocolate as you watch the playful sea lions.

Sail to Alcatraz and enjoy the popular attraction with very few people, as tickets are extremely limited. Get a short introductory tour with a park range. Hear stories from former inmates, correctional officers, and the children that once called Alcatraz Island home.  Wander the island on your own time and spot the city's lights shimmering in the distance before returning to the ferry.

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food tasting - Ghirardelli Chocolate
  • Food tasting - Sourdough Bread
  • Pre-reserved ticket to Alcatraz Island at Night
  • Cellhouse audio guide
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet your guide opposite Ghirardelli Chocolate.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • This is a walking tour, you should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The Alcatraz Island portion of this tour is self-guided with an audio guide. You will not have a guide during this section of the tour
  • Due to policies governed by Alcatraz, you must provide the name and birthdate for each person visiting the island
  • Due to Alcatraz's changing schedule, the tour operator will contact you within 10 days of your tour to confirm your ticket time and the names you provided
  • All travellers over the age of 18 must bring ID for their Alcatraz tour, without an ID card, tickets cannot be released for you to travel to Alcatraz
Customer reviews

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3.8 /5

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Our guide Chris was great! Very knowledgeable about San Francisco history, culture and current events. We did go have dinner at one of the restaurants he recommended and it was great. Disappointed we didn’t get any taste of chocolate or bread as noted in the tour description. For anyone thinking of this tour of Fisherman’s Wharf and Alcatraz by night, note that the tour of Fisherman’s Wharf is a tour and the guide leaves you at the Alcatraz ferry. When you reach Alcatraz, a national park employee provides a great overview. The cell audio tour is excellent! There are 10-15 talks you can listen to. Be aware, it’s San Francisco. We went towards the end of July for the night experience. It was freezing cold and so foggy. That’s nature… bring warm clothes. We would visit Alcatraz again (and wear warmer clothes). A powerful experience!!!!

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July 26, 2022

We found the 4h tour too long for the service provided. In Alcatraz, most of the outdoor areas were not accessible. The night tour was actually an afternoon tour. The indicated ending time (7:30 pm) was incorrect as after our arrival in Alcatraz (6.20 pm), the first avalaible ferry to San Francisco departed at 8:40 pm (arrival at the dock 9:00 pm). The indicated ending location is incorrect. The tour was supposed to end where it began (Ghirardelli), but it actually ended at the dock Pier 33 (about 1 mile distant).

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June 27, 2022

Product ID: 389056