Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Jail and Sail: Half-Day Tour of San Francisco Bay submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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My husband and myself loved this tour. Alcatraz was a 20 minute ferry ride. The audio tour was well explained with a lot of time to go through prison. The tour ends in the gift store. We waited a short time to take Ferry back to San Fran. Once back its maybe a 15 mins walk to the next Pier for our Ferry ride of Bay. There was time for us to have a snack and drink. Just be aware of the time of year you take the sunset tour of bay. It was dark by the time we got to Golden Gate Bridge so we didn't get a great view. On the plus side, we had wine, food, and great entertainment ! All in all a great tour !Reviewed by: Therese Z, December 2013
I really enjoyed the tour, highly recommend!Reviewed by: Jason M, November 2013
This was amazing, Alcatraz is a must very informative, and moving tour, learned lots and the ferry was very well organised. If you are thinking of doing this you MUST book in advance as it sells out for days in advance highly recommended. Was a little disappointed with the sunset cruise as the sun and already set when we left so it was pretty much just a light show around the harbour. Once again the food was very good and there was plenty of it. My suggestion would be for the tour to leave earlier in the winter months so that is was in fact a sunset tour. MaryReviewed by: Mary B, November 2013
A great tour, especially the cruise. The only hiccup was being told to go to the wrong pier to collect our tickets. Not a drama since we had allowed plenty of time and walking around in this beautiful part of San Francisco is a delight.Reviewed by: Angela G, November 2013
Don't do the cruise in the cooler months. We did it in November and it turns out the sun had set before the cruise started ands the fog was pea soup thick, couldn't see the Golden Gate Bridge when we were under it.
Nice to have a singer on board but commentary about what we were seeing would have been appreciated. Alcatraz tour great but to combine both in the times given made us have to cut the Alcatraz tour short. Suggest done in summer months to get best experience