Beginning September 9, Alcatraz City Cruises will offer after-hours visits of the famed San Francisco landmark for the first time in more than a year
San Francisco, CA (August 24, 2021) – Alcatraz City Cruises announced today the restart of the Alcatraz Night Tour program on Alcatraz Island. Beginning on Thursday, September 9, 2021, the Island will be open to the public for evening visits for the first time in more than a year. Alcatraz Tours are available now!
Alcatraz Night Tours will be offered Thursdays through Mondays from Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing on a 6 p.m. departure schedule. This unique experience is limited to just a few hundred visitors per evening and includes special programs, tours and activities not offered throughout the day, allowing guests to enjoy the many moods of the iconic San Francisco landmark during extended hours.
“Experiencing Alcatraz Island at night offers both locals and tourists alike a unique perspective of our city’s iconic landmark and we are thrilled to resume our extended schedule once again,” said Antonette Sespene, assistant general manager of Alcatraz City Cruises.
The Alcatraz Night Tour includes a round-trip ferry ride to the Island aboard Alcatraz City Cruises with an on-board narration, an award-winning Cellhouse Audio Tour and optional programs and exhibits with docent guided tours and talks. Enjoy the beauty of a sunset silhouetting the Golden Gate Bridge, experience a cell door demonstration, and hear compelling stories about the Island’s history and residents. Evening talks by Island expert historians are offered on a variety of topics and change every night.
Tour options will also include the official Cellhouse Audio Tour. Visitors will be able to walk through the historic structure and experience the windswept Island, learning about its layered history through outdoor interpretive signs, a free Discovery Guide and digital Apps with historical information, stories, and more. Rangers will be stationed around the Island to assist visitors and answer questions.
Alctraz City Cruises departs from Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing, a quarter mile from Fisherman’s Wharf. Tours are booked through Alcatraz City Cruises, the official concessioner to the National Park Service and the only operator that goes onto the island. It is recommended that you arrive at least one half hour prior to your departure time. For more information, visit alcatrazcitycruises.com.
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About Alcatraz City Cruises
Alcatraz City Cruises is the National Park Service concessioner of ferry service to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. Alcatraz Cruises hosts over 1.7 million visitors annually. Alcatraz Cruises designed, built and operates the first hybrid ferry in the United States. The Hornblower Hybrid’s revolutionary design has reduced fuel consumption by 75% and has already begun to be implemented in other parts of the country. For more information visit alcatrazcitycruises.com.
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City Experiences represents Hornblower Group’s expansive portfolio of water- and land-based experience companies and includes two sub-brands: City Cruises and City Ferry. City Cruises companies operate dining, sightseeing and private events across 22 destinations in the U.S., Canada and the UK. City Cruises companies also operate cruises on behalf of the National Park Service and the Niagara Parks Commission and currently hold service contracts to provide ferry service to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, Alcatraz Island and Niagara Falls. City Ferry companies offer specialized knowledge and expertise required to transport passengers, vehicles and other cargo safely across inland and coastal waterways, serving as operator of NYC Ferry and Puerto Rico ferry system, among others. City Experiences’ portfolio of companies also offers a range of water- and land-based experiences including shore excursions, partner-offered experiences, multi-port packages, with companies including Cruising Excursions, ShoreTrips, Niagara Jet Adventures and Walks products. For more information visit cityexperiences.com.