PLAN A VISIT |EXPLORE
Alcatraz Cruises is the National Park Service concessionaire serving visitors to Alcatraz Island. Open seven days a week, with several daily departures, Alcatraz is a place to experience for locals and visitors alike. Tours sell out quickly, so call or book online in advance.
The island's rich history means there is always something new to discover. See the first lighthouse on the West Coast and learn about Alcatraz as a Civil War fort. The award-winning audio tour of the cellhouse offers stories of former guards and inmates from the federal penitentiary. Find out about the 19-month occupation of Alcatraz by Indians of all tribes. Explore the natural side of "The Rock" with beautiful gardens, bird colonies, and breathtaking views. Few destinations captivate visitors as much as Alcatraz Island does.
The Alcatraz Day Tour ticket includes a roundtrip ferry to the island, the cellhouse audio tour, and a variety of daily programs. The audio tour is available in eleven languages - English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin, and Korean.
The Night Tour is a unique program limited to just a few hundred visitors per evening. Tickets include roundtrip ferry, a live narration as the boat cruises around the north side of the island before docking, a ranger-guided tour from the dock to the cellhouse, the cellhouse audio tour, and a variety of special presentations only offered at night.
Alcatraz Island is truly an inescapable experience.