- Round-trip ferry ride to Alcatraz Island
- Round-trip ferry ride from Alcatraz Island to Angel Island
- Award-winning Cellhouse audio tour on Alcatraz Island
- Daily optional programs and exhibits
- One-hour narrated tram tour of Angel Island
Please note: The roads and walkways on Alcatraz are steep. The distance from the dock to the Cellhouse is approximately 1/4 mile (.4km) and the elevation change is 130 feet (40 meters), the equivalent of walking up a 13-story building. The roads and walkways are wide with several places to stop along the way to rest and take in the breathtaking views. Comfortable athletic or walking shoes are strongly recommended. If you have mobility concerns, please see our Sustainable Easy Access Transport (S.E.A.T.) Tram information.
Allow 5½ hours to complete your visit to both Islands.
March: Weekends only: March 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
April: Daily April 4-26 for Spring Break. (Easter, Sunday 4/12)
May: Weekends only: May 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-25 (includes Memorial Day Monday) 30-31
June-September: DAILY service June 1 through September 30
October: Fridays, Saturday, Sundays & Mondays: 2-5, 9-12 (includes Columbus Day), 16-19, 23-26, 30-31
The combination of two of San Francisco Bay’s most famous Islands, Alcatraz and Angel Island, make for a great day on the bay. This seasonal tour includes ferry rides to and from Alcatraz and Angel Island, a one-hour narrated tram tour of Angel Island, and the Alcatraz Cellhouse audio tour.
On Alcatraz Island, walk the Cellhouse at your own pace with the award-winning audio presentation “Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour”. Stop to picture yourself in a dark solitary confinement cell, hear the stories of life inside from real prisoners, and feel the intensity of a prison breakout from correctional officers who lived and worked on the Island.
Your one-hour Angel Island Tram Tour is a short walk from the Angel Island dock. An audio tour is now available in French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish that is offered only before the tram tour begins. Please see an agent on Angel Island to retrieve the headset before boarding the tram.
Accessibility requests can be sent in advance by emailing the special arrangements team at [email protected]
The second hour of your tour is spent as you choose: taking a walking tour, enjoying the cafe or chatting with a ranger at the Visitor Center.
Please note: All other tours or activities, such as the Immigration Station or segway/bicycle rentals, on Angel Island are not included in the Alcatraz & Angel Island Combination Tour ticket. Immigration Station is only open Wednesday through Sunday.
For more information about Angel Island please visit http://angelisland.com/.
Cellhouse Audio Tour Included
Tour the Cellhouse at your own pace with the award-winning audio presentation “Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour”. Stop to picture yourself in a dark solitary confinement cell, hear the stories of life inside from former inmates, and feel the intensity of a prison breakout from correctional officers who lived and worked on the Island.
No one can tell the Alcatraz tale quite like the men who lived it. Hear both sides of life in the Island prison including such famous events as escape attempts, “The Battle of ’46”, “Food Riots”, and “Surviving Solitary Confinement”.
The Cellhouse audio tour is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Please note: Audio tour refunds are available for Alcatraz Day Tours only. There are no audio tour refunds available for Alcatraz Night Tours. If you prefer not to take the Cellhouse audio tour, we will be happy to refund the audio program portion of the Alcatraz tour ticket price. Please inquire with a supervisor at the entrance to the Cellhouse for refund amount. Audio tour refunds are not given through the Alcatraz Cruises Ticketbooth or the central reservations office.
Please arrive at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing at least one half hour prior to your scheduled departure time. The 9:40AM departure (Yellow Group) goes to Angel Island first so you will have to stay throughout the whole program. Please note that no refunds will be issued to those who miss the ferries or choose to skip the Angel Island portion of the tour.
Start day on Alcatraz Island
Departure at 9:30AM (SELECT 9:15 OPTION)
- 9:30AM – Depart Alcatraz Landing for Alcatraz Island
- 9:50AM – Arrive Alcatraz Island
- 12:15PM – Depart Alcatraz for Angel Island
- 12:45PM – Arrive Angel Island
- 2:40PM – Depart Angel Island for Pier 33
- 3:15PM – Arrive Pier 33
Start day on Angel Island
Departure at 9:40AM (SELECT 9:30 OPTION)
- 9:40AM – Depart Alcatraz Landing for Alcatraz Island
- 10:30AM – Arrive Angel Island
- 12:55PM – Depart Angel for Alcatraz Island
- 1:30PM – Arrive Alcatraz Island
- Any regularly scheduled ferry – Depart Alcatraz Island for Pier 33
Where to Meet
Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133
Enjoy outdoor-only access to several areas on Alcatraz Island, including the Alcatraz Gardens, and iconic San Francisco Bay vistas.