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Jail and Sail: Half-Day Tour of San Francisco Bay

185 Reviews

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2630ALCATRAZ

Reviewed by: Noel W, August 2014

Excellent tour if first time visitors to San Francisco. Book well in advance as tours to Alcatraz are impossible to get if not booked.
Ferry ride to Alcatraz was very smooth and enjoyable and the prison island well worth visiting. No rushing about with your own time to see what you want ant return when you want.
The evening cruise was also very good taking in the Golden Gate and Bay bridges. Very nice small buffet snack was presented on their maiden voyage.
Get to both tours early as the queues get very long although there is plenty of room on both vessels.

Reviewed by: Thomas R, August 2014

The audio tour of Alcatraz was anything but boring! Our teenagers found it just as interesting as we did. Loved that an ex- inmate was signing his book in the store. The sunset cruise had more than enough food for all the passengers aboard. It included: turkey, roast beef and vegetable sandwiches, pasta salad, fruit, vegetables , pulled pork and more. You have the choice of staying inside or being out on deck where you'd definitely need a jacket. Loved both parts of jail and Sail!

Reviewed by: Pamela A, August 2014

Loved the tour of Alcatraz and the Sunset Cruise. Would recommend both as things to do in San Francisco

Reviewed by: Pamela A, August 2014

Loved the tour of Alcatraz and the Sunset Cruise. Would recommend both as things to do in San Francisco

Reviewed by: Wayne B, July 2014

Alcatraz was one of the top highlights of our trip to San Francisco. Doing the audio tour is a must. The sunset bay cruise was also very nice. The live music was good and the food was more than I expected. My only complaint would be how the tickets were handled. Even though the Alcatraz tour is first and you have to leave from Pier 33, for some reason you have to pick up your Alcatraz tickets from Pier 41, which is where the sunset cruise leaves from. So you have to go to Pier 41 to get both sets of tickets, walk back to Pier 33 to go to Alcatraz, then walk BACK to Pier 41 to do the sunset cruise. Since the first part of the tour leaves from Pier 33, it would make WAY more sense to give out both sets of tickets at Pier 33. Especially since the day we were there, we stopped at Pier 33 where they told us we had to go to Pier 41 to get our tickets. So we walked down to Pier 41, only to be told that the tickets were at Pier 33 and they were waiting for them to be delivered to Pier 41. We had to wait nearly an hour to get our tickets delivered from Pier 33 to Pier 41 so we could walk back to Pier 33, right where we started out.

Reviewed by: Chris M, July 2014

was perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we also did another evening sail later in the week it was great !

Reviewed by: Diane S, July 2014

Lovely boat trip. Food varied and substantial. Unfortunately the Golden Gate Bridge was shrouded in mist so we saw very little. However, the boat trip was lovely and relaxing. I can imagine it would be stunning if not misty as you go right under the bridge. Well organised.

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Tour code: 2630ALCATRAZ