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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Brilliant tour...great value for money and first rate email trail. Well worth it. My wife and I really enjoyed both day and evening tours.
Geoff and Val
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
amazing Alcatraz and excellent sailingReviewed by: Dado T, December 2013
The tour is value for money. I had no problems exchanging my Viatour vouchers for tickets. The system works well and due to demand for the tour, I was able to jump extensive ticket lines. You can do the tour of the Island at your own pace. Wear comfortable walking shoes, as the surfaces are uneven. I would recommend you take some lunch. While you cannot eat or drink inside the buildings, you can eat your own lunch at designated places on the Island or on the boat too and from the Island. Food available for purchsae on the boat is limited and expensive. Advise you take a bottle of water (at the very least).Reviewed by: James C, January 2014
Because of a conflict between my flight arrival on December 13th and departure time for the Alacatraz tour part of the trip, I was unable to take part in that. I was disappointed that the vendor (Red and White) couldn't accommodate a request for me to transfer my reservation to Sunday. I ended up having to purchase a Sunday tour through another vendor. However, the Twilight tour of San Francisco Bay was absolutely stunning and one of the best treats I could have ever experienced! Highly recommend anyone considering this one to book it immediately. Awesome.Reviewed by: Steven B, December 2013