Escape from the Rock

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Escape from the Rock

What you'll do

Do you have what it takes to escape from the Rock?

Enjoy a tour around Alcatraz with Go City®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • Return cruise around Alcatraz Island included. *Tour does not include admission onto Alcatraz Island.
  • Fully-narrated tour to learn all about the island and its former prisoners.
  • Your pass gives you access to many more attractions in San Francisco, so don't forget to check them out.

Sail around this infamous prison and get immersed in a history of crime and punishment as you learn about the grisly characters, the failed escapes, and the brutality of life on the Rock.

You’ll enjoy a birds-eye view from the boat taking in the prison from every angle as your guide tells harrowing accounts of the various escape attempts. The tour is complete with sound effects to bring stories of Al Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, Clyde Johnson, and other ruthless criminals, to life.

Alcatraz Island facts

Alcatraz Island is located 1.5 miles off the coast of California, and the prison was in use until 1963.

In the operating life of the prison, there were 14 recorded escape attempts, six of which ended in the fatal shootings of prisoners by guards and three which ended with the men being lost at sea, their bodies never found.

On May 2, 1945, a group of six prisoners led an escape attempt, which failed, but came to be known as the 'Battle of Alcatraz'.

In June of 1962, three prisoners were successful, carrying out one of the most meticulously planned escapes in history, which consisted of chiseling away at concrete around an air vent with spoons and scraps of metal. The prisoners reached the waters of the Bay, but are said to have drowned due to cold water temperatures.

Experience Escape from the Rock and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

Getting In: head to the Yellow Ticket Booth on the west side of Pier 39 (between Pier 39 and Pier 41) and present your pass to receive a cruise ticket.

For more information, visit the Blue And Gold Fleet website. 

Escape from the Rock tickets help

Simply ask our help team if you have any questions. 

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Monday - Thursday: 12:30 PM

Friday - Sunday: 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM

Closings & holidays

Christmas Day

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Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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