Make Your Visit A Comfortable One

Come Prepared
Sunglasses & Sunblock

Sunglasses and sunblock are recommended, since sunlight reflecting off the bay’s surface can be dangerously bright even on a cold, windy day.

Comfy shoes
Comfy Shoes

The roads on Alcatraz are steep, and your exploration can include stairways and gravel walkways…wear comfortable walking shoes with grip-type soles. Sandals, leather-soled shoes, high heels, and open-toe shoes are not recommended.

Rainy or Wet Days

Rain occurs frequently during winter and early spring. About half of the Alcatraz Island tour route is along outside roadways without shelter from the rain, so dress for possible wet weather.