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Alcatraz Island

Click here for maps Description:   CRUISE PROVIDER CONCESSION CHANGING SEPTEMBER 24 2006, PLEASE VISIT NATIONAL PARK SERVICE SITE FOR DETAILS Probably the most famous ex-prison in the country.  Access is only by boat. Island hop tours beginning April 2007 include Angel Island ("Ellis Island of the West") .
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Alcatraz Cruises
Pier 33, Hornblower Alcatraz Landing
San Francisco, CA 94133

Parent Organization:
National Park Service Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Fort Mason, Building 201 - Alcatraz
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone (Alcatraz Cruises)
 415 981-7625
Park Phone
 415 705-1045
National Park Service Alcatraz
Alcatraz Cruises
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
first boat to island 9:30 9:30 9:30 9:30 9:30 9:30 9:30
Season Closed Christmas, New Year, extreme bad weather
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
As of FEB 2007





Early Bird & Day tours 5-11 $13.75 12-17 $21.75 $21.75    
Night Tours (includes guided tour) $17.75 $27.75 $28.75    
Special Fees:  Advance reservation almost a necessity,    other tours available 
Additional Group Info:
Special Tours & Pricing: 
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have: take the boat to the harbor, tour prison.  Self-guided or interpreted tour, orientation video.  
Big Events: Suggested Stay: 2.5 hours, inc. boat trip
Period Type of Site
Buildings: Prison, some sections closed to public
Interpreters: Craftspeople:
Special Programs:
Kid Friendly:
On Site Amenities:
Eating Name/Capacity Hours Type of food
Shopping Gift Shop(s) Specialty Shops Other Shopping
Name/hours 2-one near dock, other in cell house    
Merchandise Memorabilia, film, videos & books    
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San Francisco CA 94124
415 822-2399

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San Francisco CA 94123
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415 921-9784
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San Francisco CA 94123
415 775-8295
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San Francisco CA 94108
415 392-3702
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San Francisco CA 94133
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San Francisco CA 94133
415 986-9684
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San Francisco CA 94109
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San Francisco CA 94133
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San Francisco CA 94133
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