Working through the top 10 things to do in San Francisco? Do not miss Escape from the rock where you'll 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.

Visit Escape from the Rock with you Go San Francisco pass

  • Pay nothing at the gate - simply scan your digital pass
  • Return cruise around 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! 


Hours of Operation

Hours and schedule subject to change. Please check for the most up-to-date hours of operation

Closings & Holidays

Christmas Day. 

Know before you go

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.

Tips for Escape from the Rock

  • Available in nine languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, German, and Taiwanese.
  • Participants use their own smartphone, iPad or any Wi-Fi enabled device to listen, with or without earbuds.
  • Connect to the free and secure Wi-Fi network on the boat
  • Open browser to the Blue & Gold Fleet Tour landing page
  • Select  the language of choice
Escape from the Rock Tickets | GO San Francisco Pass

Getting there

Escape from the Rock

US, CA, San Francisco, 94133, Blue & Gold Ticket Booth, PIER 39


Blue & Gold Ticket Booth
San Francisco, CA 94133
United States